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Custom Redirects Let You Modify Pages Or Posts, And Publish Different URLs

We've been asking for the ability to have post URLs that differ from the post titles, for some time. Now, we have the Custom Permalinks feature, available in the New Blogger GUI Posts Editor, for new posts.

Some people would like to use custom permalinks for existing posts - and for pages. We can do that, too - but not by using Custom Permalinks. Custom Permalinks only works for new posts - and not for pages.

To change the permalink for existing pages and posts, we use the Custom Redirects option, in the "Settings" menu under "Search preferences".

This post was published as
blogging.nitecruzr.net/2012/07/custom-redirects-let-you-modify.html
If I had used the "Permalink" option before publishing, I could have entered
new-blogger-gui-gives-us-custom
and published
blogging.nitecruzr.net/2012/07/new-blogger-gui-gives-us-custom.html

If I want to change the URL of an existing page or post, I would use "Custom Redirects".

To address this post as
blogging.nitecruzr.net/2012/07/new-blogger-gui-gives-us-custom.html
instead of
blogging.nitecruzr.net/2012/07/custom-redirects-let-you-modify.html
I would use "Custom Redirects", and
  1. Enter "From:" as "/2012/07/custom-redirects-let-you-modify.html".
  2. Enter "To:" as "/2012/07/new-blogger-gui-gives-us-custom.html".
  3. Select "Permanent".
  4. Click the "Save" link.
  5. Hit the "Save changes" button.
Note that Custom Redirects, unlike Custom Permalinks, lets you change the published month and year ("/2012/07/"), and the extension (".html"). If you use Custom Redirects, do this carefully.

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