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I'm using domain names as category.

For instance I have category name google.com

But wordpress converts dot with hyphen in permalinks.

Can someone tell me how to allow dot in category permalink?

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Well in case you need to change look of generated permalinks take a look to sanitize_title_with_dashes function which is one of filters of the sanitize_title hook filters.

If that only one request for this filter (avoid replacing .) you can copy/paste this function with a same name and remove original reference and add new.

    remove_filter('sanitize_title', 'sanitize_title_with_dashes');
add_filter('sanitize_fitler', 'sanitize_filter_se_119069');
function sanitize_filter_se_119069($title, $raw_title = '', $context = 'display'){
    $title = strip_tags($title);
    // Preserve escaped octets.
    $title = preg_replace('|%([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])|', '---$1---', $title);
    // Remove percent signs that are not part of an octet.
    $title = str_replace('%', '', $title);
    // Restore octets.
    $title = preg_replace('|---([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])---|', '%$1', $title);

    if (seems_utf8($title)) {
        if (function_exists('mb_strtolower')) {
            $title = mb_strtolower($title, 'UTF-8');
        }
        $title = utf8_uri_encode($title, 200);
    }

    $title = strtolower($title);
    $title = preg_replace('/&.+?;/', '', $title); // kill entities

//  $title = str_replace('.', '-', $title);

    if ( 'save' == $context ) {
        // Convert nbsp, ndash and mdash to hyphens
        $title = str_replace( array( '%c2%a0', '%e2%80%93', '%e2%80%94' ), '-', $title );

        // Strip these characters entirely
        $title = str_replace( array(
            // iexcl and iquest
            '%c2%a1', '%c2%bf',
            // angle quotes
            '%c2%ab', '%c2%bb', '%e2%80%b9', '%e2%80%ba',
            // curly quotes
            '%e2%80%98', '%e2%80%99', '%e2%80%9c', '%e2%80%9d',
            '%e2%80%9a', '%e2%80%9b', '%e2%80%9e', '%e2%80%9f',
            // copy, reg, deg, hellip and trade
            '%c2%a9', '%c2%ae', '%c2%b0', '%e2%80%a6', '%e2%84%a2',
            // grave accent, acute accent, macron, caron
            '%cc%80', '%cc%81', '%cc%84', '%cc%8c',
        ), '', $title );

        // Convert times to x
        $title = str_replace( '%c3%97', 'x', $title );
    }

    $title = preg_replace('/[^%a-z0-9 _-]/', '', $title);
    $title = preg_replace('/\s+/', '-', $title);
    $title = preg_replace('|-+|', '-', $title);
    $title = trim($title, '-');

    return $title;
}
  • Hi there, thanks for your answer. It works like a charm. Only one glitch. Is there a way to restrict it only for categories? – Giri Oct 18 '13 at 9:46
  • @Giri I know this is old but as far as I know there isn't one. Did you come to a different conclusion? – hot_barbara Apr 10 '18 at 22:30

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