Hi WA family, If I decide to change the post title, do I change the permalink as well or leave it how it is?

Thanks in advance Jude

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Lydia19 Premium
I would like to know the answer to that.
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CarlaNavarro Premium
Good question, and great answers. I have not had this happen to me yet, but now I know in advance.
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JasonKang Premium
Hi, Jude.
I had a similar question and asked the community, as shown below.
Please refer to it because there are many helpful answers.

My impression was that we could change the title without modifying the permalink. Nathaniell (my mentor) mentioned that he tends to make permalink simple because he can change the title later.

In my case, I make my permalink simple and write more descriptive titles.

Hope it helps.
Thank you.
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Jude81 Premium
Yea very interesting and helpful. Thank you for sharing this. Jude
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
If you have changed the Title, it always helps to have those words in the URL (permalink), so yes, I would change it. Deleting the current text in the permalink field on the post edit screen and clicking save, will automatically save the new permalink to match the title.

HOWEVER

Be careful if this post has already been indexed or is a popular page. If it has (or even if it hasn't), you will want to make sure that there is a redirect in place, from the old permalink, to the new permalink. So that Google can tell that it has changed, so that you don't have any dead links, and so that people can still get to your post, incase they have linked to it.
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Jude81 Premium
I just changed the second bit of the title. I was hesitant to change the permalink as I heard before it can course issues. The post is indexed but doesn't rank yet. Thank you for your reply, I appreciate it. jude. How can I redirect ? Can I just request recrawling by google console to cover this?
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
You can install a redirect plugin or upgrade you AIO SEO or Yoast to Premium, and yes, you can request a recrawl, if you don't believe anyone is linking to your post
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Jude81 Premium
Thank Chrystopher, such a world of knowledge. jude
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
You're welcome, anytime :-)
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