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How to Use Webuzo to Improve a WordPress Site’s Search URL Slug?

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SEO-friendly URLs are beneficial for indexing. But, the secret to search engine ranking lies in the platform’s default search URL structure. We will show how users with Webuzo can improve the search URL slug of a WordPress site (http://www.example.com/?s=search-term) to raise its overall SEO status.

With a few adjustments, your search URL slugs will be more in tune with your site’s permalinks format. We have talked about configuring the Functions File and changing the .htaccess file. The idea is to change the site’s present search URL slug:
http://www.example.com/?s=search-term into this http://www.example.com/search/search-term.

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Configuring your WordPress website with SEO-friendly URLs will only index posts and pages which, is not enough to improve SEO ranking. The structure of these search URLs should also seem genuine and easy to read for search engine crawlers to optimize the search pages for search engines.

Rearrange Site’s Function File

1. Log in to your user account of Webuzo.

2. Go to the Server Utilities section and click on File Manager.

The File Manager interface will open.

3. Browse functions.php file by following the path public_html>>wp-content >> themes.

4. Right-click the functions.php file and select Edit.

5. Choose the TextArea editor.

The functions.php file will open in the TextArea editor window.

5. Paste the given code at the end of the file.

6. Click Save & Close.

It should change the structure of the search URL slug to the most optimum level.

Improve Search URL Slug with .htaccess

1. Log in to your Webuzo account.

2. Open File Manager and edit the .htaccess file in public_html.

3. Paste this code at the end of the file:

4. Click Save & Close.

If you are a Webuzo user, you can use any one of these methods and enhance the search URL slug of a WordPress site effectively boosting the overall SEO.

P.S.

Users can also use the FTP client to download the functions.php or .htaccess file, edit and then reupload them on the server.

Prasad Khartadkar
Prasad is a business grad specialized in Marketing. He has garnered experience as a technical content writer and a digital marketer that he brings out in his work. He likes reading classics and travel in his free time.