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By default WP links to a category like this, mydomain.com/category/travel. Having the word "category" appear in the URL seems unnecessary. I'd prefer have the link read mydomain.com/travel.

How can I remove "category" from the URL structure? I don't want to replace it with something else as I can do by entering a new Category Base under Settings/Permalinks. But instead eliminate the Category Base all together so that the category names follows the domain name as in mydomain.com/travel.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer. Its most appreciated.


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Many plugins take care of that. The one i prefer is Yoast Wordpress SEO plugin, as it does a lot of good things to your blog in terms of SEO.

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This plugin can remove the /category/ from the url scheme for categories or any other taxonomies


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Link only answers are discouraged. If something were to happen to that plugin or the URL the answer would become useless. – s_ha_dum Jan 18 '13 at 22:45

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