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Is there a way to remove 'category' from the slug when viewing posts in a particular category in WordPress 3.1 without it breaking? My client is asking me to remove it, but it seems necessary - I get a Page Not Found error when using this plugin:

http://fortes.com/projects/wordpress/top-level-cats/

He also doesn't want to just change it to another word...very frustrating...

Thanks,

osu

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I didn't test it myself, but maybe this tip could solve your problem:

If you would like yoursite.com/category/projects/projectname/ to appear as yoursite.com/projects/projectname/

Simply enter /. as the value for Category base in the permalink settings page.

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THanks for this, seems to work well. –  Osu Apr 5 '11 at 9:44
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http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-no-category-base/ This seems to be an up to date plugin for the same thing

remove category base is probably what you want to search for if exploring other options

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Thanks Rev Voodo, trying not to use a plugin if possible, but this is another good solution –  Osu Apr 5 '11 at 9:45
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http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/ doing this and much more. Just disable metabox in edit pages, its working in stealth mode :)

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just install a plugin called " WP No Category Base" on your wordpress blog and it will do all the work for you.

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What exctly does the plugin do? Can you provide a link? How does this answer solve the problem? –  bungeshea Mar 3 '13 at 4:44
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