Overriding URLs in a CMS (Content Management System) typically involves modifying the default URL structure of a page, post, or other content type to something that is more descriptive, user-friendly, or SEO-friendly.
In most CMS platforms, the URL structure is determined by the system itself or by the user’s input when creating or publishing content. However, some CMS platforms provide options for overriding the default URL structure, either through built-in functionality or through the use of plugins or extensions.
The exact method for overriding URLs will vary depending on the specific CMS platform being used. However, some general steps that may be involved include:
- Accessing the CMS dashboard and navigating to the content type whose URL you want to override.
- Locating the settings or options related to URLs or permalinks.
- Selecting the option to customize the URL or permalink structure for the content type.
- Entering a new, user-friendly URL that describes the content and includes relevant keywords for SEO purposes.
- Saving the changes and ensuring that the new URL is properly indexed by search engines and visible to users.
It’s important to note that overriding URLs can have implications for site navigation, SEO, and accessibility, so it’s important to carefully consider the potential impacts before making any changes. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to test the new URL structure to ensure that it works properly and doesn’t create any broken links or other issues.