Friendly URL are human-readable URL links that contain human-readable words in the address. Such site page addresses are more understandable to the user and looking at the url you can understand what the page is about.

What is Friendly URL links

NC examples

Like CNC rules links have the following format

https://site.com/category_name_in words/article_title_in words.

It should also be taken into account that modern sites and search robots understand such links in both Cyrillic and Latin. However, the Cyrillic link will look in a different encoding. Ideally, transliterate the Friendly URL reference to the Latin alphabet.

There are separate plugins for wordpress. One of the popular Cyr-To-Lat. This plugin will transliterate all existing links into Latin.

How to set up Friendly URL on WordPress

Friendly URL on a wordpress site is very easy to set up. To do this, in the admin panel, go to the Settings – Permalinks section. There you can choose a convenient Friendly URL format.

We recommend using the custom format.

Example: /%category%/%postname%

Friendly URL Advantage

These links have a number of advantages:

  1. The link makes it clear what the page is about
  2. You can dictate a link
  3. Easy to remember
  4. Have an advantage in ranking sites in search engines.

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