You’ll need the Administrator WordPress username and password to edit a page title in WordPress. The inferior roles will have fewer capabilities and won’t be able to rename posts or pages or edit menus.
You can edit your WordPress posts and pages once you have logged in.
- Titles of posts or pages – heading 1 tag or a h1 tag.
- The page name is the slug. The slug is visible at the end of the URL or Permalink of WordPress, as shown in the address bar.
- The menu label is also known as the navigation label.
When you create a WordPress post or page, the three labels are identical. The labels are similar.
You may not have realized that you can edit the title of the page, the page label, and the navigation label separately. They can all be completely different.
The three elements should be in line for good search engine optimization, but website designers often want to use, say, a sorting navigation label. It is possible.
Continue reading to learn more.
The title of the WordPress page and its navigation label
It is easy to change the title of a WordPress page (heading 1).
The slug will not change if you edit the page title. It remains the same until it is manually edited.
The navigation label (the text of the menu) will be changed to match the page title. The menu reflects the page titles.
Separate the two navigation labels by manually changing them.
Before you make any changes to your live website, read these instructions. It would help if you also learned how to edit the title of a WordPress page.
Edit the navigation bar.
- Go to the left-hand side menu and select APPEARANCE > MENU.
- To edit menus, you’ll have to click on the tab ‘Edit Menus.
- Choose the menu that you wish to edit.
- Click the arrow icon next to the menu item you want to change.
- Find the field NAVIGATION Label. This text will appear on the navigation bar regardless of the page title.
- Save the menu.
Before you edit the title of the page, change the navigation label. The navigation label will then override the title of the page.
You can now edit the title of your WordPress page with confidence. The navigation label will not overwrite the page title.
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How to edit a page title on WordPress
How to quickly edit the title of a page
- Click Pages in the menu on the left.
- Click Quick Edit on the Pages screen.
- The title field is usually the same text that appears in the H1 tag. Here, you can change the title of your page.
You can edit the title of the page.
You can also edit the title of the page on the WordPress “edit page” screen.
- Start typing by clicking on the title.
- Click the blue Update button now to save the page.
Note: The WordPress page editor looks completely different than the image shown above. Search Google for the page title in your page editor.
What’s the Difference? What’s the difference?
The URL includes the domain name, the parent category name, and the name of the webpage. The URL will appear in the address bar of your browser. It changes as you navigate through a site.
This post’s URL is https://kaydee.net/blog/edit-page-name-wordpress/
URL stands for universal resource locator.
The URL for WordPress is called Permalink.
WordPress slugs are names for a specific post, page, or category. It should be easy to read for humans. (See pretty permalinks below).
The slug for this page is ‘edit-page-name-wordpress.’
How to create a title, a slug
The original title of a page is used as the slug when you create a WordPress post or page. You can, however, edit the slug.
The slug will be ‘our-services.’ If you have a title like ‘Our Services,’ then it is ‘our services.’
Dashes always separate the words in the file names. A life is a space on the internet.
Pretty permalinks for WordPress
The slug is not fixed; you can change it. You can edit the slug to optimize the page for search engine results.
Why should I change the page name?
Pretty URLs (or pretty permalinks) are ones that people can understand. PageRank is improved when the URL makes sense.
To achieve good SEO, the slug and page title must match the content on the page.
For humans, a page title should be a complete phrase. A slug, however, should be concise and neat. Remove the small words that join together in a slug for SEO.
Google has advanced to the point that it can understand the context of an entire sentence without having to join words. Let’s take a look.
Connectives are prepositions, conjunctions, and adverbs. Words like “the, the, a, into, and, for, because, therefore.”
They join nouns with verbs to form sentences. These words are also called linking words. I prefer to use the word ‘join,’ as ‘link’ is already used so often on the internet.
When editing the slug of WordPress, you should take certain precautions.
Please be very careful when changing the slug. Slug changes could have disastrous results if you don’t understand what you are doing.
You can edit the permalinks of WordPress by:
- Create a link to a website or blog that is a dud.
- Send search engine results to the 404 page.
- Backlinks will no longer function.
These factors send negative signals to search engines. If you don’t fix them, your website will quickly lose its ranking.
You should follow these steps carefully. I will explain how to install a redirect plugin at the end.
After you have changed the Permalink, check that everything works. Verify the navigation, including all links.
WordPress now links to the page ID instead of the page name. Links should still be correct in theory. In web design, it’s important always to check.
Please proceed with caution if you are using an older version or a manual menu link.
The wordPress menu is not working.
You’ll have to add pages to Appearance > menus if the menu doesn’t work.
Manually entered URLs must be changed in the HTML code.
How to edit the Permalink of a WordPress site
Search engines will rank pages and posts better if they have attractive URLs. Please review the warnings above before editing permalinks.
Here’s how you can change the URL in WordPress:
Go to the PAGES menu via the main menu located on the left side of WordPress.
Quickly edit the WordPress URL
- The permalinks can be edited by using QUICK EXTENSION on the All Pages and All Posts list.
- Click Quick Edit by hovering over the title of the page.
- The field for the Permalink will be labeled as ‘Slugs’ in the quick editor.
Edit the WordPress URL using the edit post/page option.
- Click the title of the page to edit it.
- By default, the settings for pages and blocks are hidden. Click the cog icon at the top of the page.
- On the right, you will see a sidebar.
- The post/page settings are:
- Select a block to set the settings.
- The settings will be needed for either the page or the post. Click the tab that is named either one or both.
- Scroll down to the Permalink word on the right side of the page. Toggle the settings by clicking the word Permalink.
- Change the text in the field labeled ‘URL Slug.’ WordPress will replace all spaces with dashes (-).
- To save your changes, click the UPDATE button.