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December 19, 2019 at 2:25 pm #5164125

Anonymous

We are using WPML since many years.
Now we would like to change the Language URL format from parameter to directories.
Do I have to redirect all URLs afterwards or is this done automatically?
Are there any effects on SEO?

December 19, 2019 at 3:27 pm #5164409

Andrés
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Hello Andrea,

Welcome to WPML support forum.

All your URL going to be converted into the new format. However, all internal links you have still pointing to the Language URL format need to be redirected.
And yes, this can hurt your SEO if your translated pages have been already indexed by search engines.

Best regards,
Andrés

December 20, 2019 at 6:55 am #5168731

Anonymous

Hi Andrés,
thanks for your reply.
Can you tell me how I can easily redirect to the rew URL?

Best regards
Andrea

December 20, 2019 at 7:08 am #5168753

Andrés
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Hey Andrea,

You can use a plugin as Redirection for this purpose. 🙂
https://wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/

Regards

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