How to Future-proof WordPress Links

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If you’ve ever been faced with 404’s and broken links after a site migration or web address change – then this post is for you!

You can prevent this from ever happening again with future-proofed links. Future-proofed links are links that are written with the future in mind. So in our case, the future might be that the site moves from it’s current place and/or the web address changes. And in the event that either one of those situations happen, these future-proofed links will automatically update and prevent broken links. No more 404’s – hurray!

Great, so how do we create these future-proofed WordPress links? Easy peasy. ( I never say easy peasy in real life, writing does that to you… ) Here are a few code snippets to help you out.

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