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WordPress - Disable URL With ID (SEO)

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I have installed WordPress and created permalinks for every page.

However, there is still a version available with example.com/?p=123 which represents the ID in the database.

Is it possible to disable these links so only my permalink is available?

I have seen that Google has indexed my permalinks and links with the ID - do I have to create a 301 redirect for every ID link to the permalink version?

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Answer

If you have enabled permalinks in the settings, then WordPress will automatically redirect those URLs for you via its built in canonical API:

example.com/?p=123 => example.com/pretty-url (happens automatically)

Manually adding redirects will result in a redirect loop for those pages.

Google will eventually re-index your pages with the pretty permalinks you have set up.

It might help to ask Google to re-crawl the website via Google's Search Console.

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source: stackoverflow.com
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