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Quick Tip: Changing A Post's URL

Did you know that you can change the URL of your post, instead of having it just take the words from your post title? For instance, if you make a spelling error, or want your URL to be more SEO-friendly? Here's how:

Click on "display options" on the right hand side of your compose window.
Check the box next to "filename".
Now, your URL should come up in the right hand side. Feel free to change away!
The post will now display as

Got a quick tip for TypePad that you want to share? Let us know in the comments.


Monroe Anderson

Will those searching under my old url address be able to find my blog with the changed url address?


you're only changing the basename of the title - so it'll be If the reader goes to the old link, nope, there won't be anything there! :)

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Jean Tsai

Will it show up as a crawl error if the url is changed? And if other blogs had tracked back to it before I changed it, will the url automatically change for them or will it lead to a broken page?


Wednesday's Child

HI Jean: I asked our (fabu) TypePad support team about this, and this is their answer:

"The old URL will produce a 404 error, unfortunately. There isn’t a way to setup a forward. If posts are being read via a feed reader, the post URL should update (it does on the actual feed), but that may depend on the feed reader itself."

I hope this helps, but please let me know if you still have any other questions about any of this.


esta muy interesante el blog gracias por publicar temas de gran interes.

Joe B.

I just used this for the first time. Thank you so much. I just happen to see this post the other day.

It was a lifesaver.

You should never forget the word NOT in your post headline, it changes the whole thing.


glad you liked it! :)

Philip Voice

Does this duplicate the page on Google and are there any penalties from search engines for this - for example if the 404 exists on old search results??

Thanks in advance.

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