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Solved. Nginx and WordPress were acting correctly. There was an error condition further down my request processing code.
Change the Settings -> Permalink to Custom Structure /%category%/%postname%/ Now while editing the post, check only the subcategory and now the parent category is nested within the URL automatically.
I think you shoud use some .htacess rexrite rules either than relying on the wordpress rewrite functions. It seems more appropriate in your case. Try a rule like this : RewriteRule ^root/([a-zA-Z]+)/([a-zA-Z]+)/$ /root/$2/ [R=301,L] Insert it right after RewriteBase /
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