What is a Permalink?

All of us use the Internet. Along with using the Internet, we read and hear about different terms that have to do with the Internet, such as: website, web server, URL, homepage, etc. One other popular term, related to the Internet, that we hear often, is permalink. So, many people, when they hear the word “permalink” for the first time, they might wonder:  what is permalink?”

Before explaining what permalink is, we need to talk a little bit about the term “URL“.

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator and it is used as the address of resources on the Internet, such as web pages, online files, etc. In more simple words, a URL is the address of a web page or any other resource that is online on the Internet.


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Now that we have talked about what URL is, we are ready to explain what a Permalink is.


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Definition of Permalink

Permalink stands for “Permanent Link”. As the name implies, a permalink is a URL that is intended to remain unchanged in the future, thus allowing third parties to reference this URL without worrying that it will change.

Examples of permalink usages can be mostly found in website addresses, blog posts, articles, etc.


Examples of Permalinks

Some examples of permalinks:

  • https://www.example.com/blog/article-title-1
  • https://www.example.com/blog/article-title-2


Benefits of Permalinks

The benefits of permalinks are:

  • You make it easy for other websites and blogs to point on your permalinks.
  • With permalinks, you can create easy-to-understand link structures.
  • They help your website to get ranked higher by Search Engines.
  • You can easily share a web page, a blog post, etc. with a friend or colleague.


In subsequent articles, we will discuss more about permalinks and their usage.


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