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I may be overlooking a simple answer here, but this one is stumping me. I am converting a site to wordpress. The current site has many pages whose URL has the format www.x.com/category/topic.

What I cant figure out/remember, is how to create a page or post with that format. As far as I know, the standard wordpress format is www.x.com/category

It is important to keep the integrity of these links, so keeping the exact destinations is a must. I would like to accomplish this without the use of redirection plugins.

Thank you in advance.

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If "topic" is some particular category then what you are describing is the default category structure. Please try to make it more clear what have and want. – s_ha_dum May 20 '13 at 21:27
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You can use structure tags in Settings > Permalinks > Custom Structure to form something like /%category%/%postname%/.

That is if your "topics" will be posts. Pages or terms might be more involved to deal with.

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And if you want to get rid of the category base the easiest way is probably to install this plugin: wordpress.org/plugins/wp-no-category-base – Richard B May 20 '13 at 21:16

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