The other day we introduced you to the beautiful permalinks which are search engines friendly and easy to the eyes. You are definitely convinced to change your ugly number based default permalinks to the search engine and user friendly version but you also wonder if you will lose visitors because of broken links due to the change?! Worry not, Permalinks Migration Plugin for wordpress comes to the rescue.
This is a great plugin that would make the permalinks change a painless transition. In other words, no loss of traffic or “site not found” problems. Dean Lee who developed this plugin says:
With this plugin, you can safely change your permalink structure without breaking the old links to your website,and even doesn’t affect your search engine rankings.
It’s called a “301 Redirect”, also known as a permanent redirect. When you do this, search engines will update their indexes quickly and you won’t lose your pagerank. You will continue to receive traffic as though nothing had changed. This works for search engines, bookmarks, and links from other sites.
If you don’t like your permalink structure and would like to change it but don’t want to risk people getting 404s, try WordPress permalinks migration plugin out.