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:


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



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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.


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

  • Thanks Rev Voodo, trying not to use a plugin if possible, but this is another good solution
    – Osu
    Apr 5, 2011 at 9:45

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/ doing this and much more. Just disable metabox in edit pages, its working in stealth mode :)


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?
    – shea
    Mar 3, 2013 at 4:44

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