In this post, we will see the steps to create custom permalink, change Blogger post URL after published, and the steps to set custom redirects.
Create Custom Permalink in Blogger
Blogger automatically generates blog post URL according to the title of your post. But you have the option to create a custom permalink for your post. Let's check it out the steps to do that task.
- Open blog post editor.
- Select “Permalink” option.
- Choose “Custom Permalink” option.
- Provide the desired URL and click “Done”.
That’s all. Custom permalink is successfully created for your blog post.
Change Blogger Permalink URL of Published Post
By default, Blogger doesn’t allow changing the blog post URL of published post. It only allows you to change the URL before publishing the post. But if you want to change URL after the post is published, then follow the below steps.
- Open the post for which you want to change URL.
- Click on “Revert to draft”. Now, the post is back to the draft.
- Open the post in the draft.
- Navigate to Post settings > Permalink > Custom Permalink
- Give your desired URL and click “Done”. Make a note of the old URL because we need to make a custom redirect to avoid 404 errors in the blog.
- Now, publish the blog with the desired custom URL.
Set Custom Redirects in Blogger
Your old URL may already list in the search engine results. So, if a user clicks on the old URL, he will receive a 404 not found error.
To avoid these 404 errors, you need to redirect users from the old URL to new URL. To do this, Blogger has an inbuilt feature called “custom redirects”. Let’s check it out the steps to create a custom redirect in blogger.
- Navigate to Settings > Search preferences.
- Click on “Edit” link in custom redirects.
- From field: type your old URL [take off the Blog URL and provide the remaining URL of the Blog post].
- To field: type your new URL.
There are 2 types of redirects that are offered by the Google. One is a temporary redirect (302) and another is a permanent redirect (301).
- If you check the permanent option, then the redirect is a permanent redirect (301). Otherwise, it is a temporary redirect. I highly recommend you to do a permanent redirect because it passes the link juice to the new URL.
- Click on “Save” and “Save changes” button.
Next time, when you need to create a new redirect, click on “New redirect” button.
Also see: How to SEO Optimize Blogger Post Titles