I would like to format my permalinks as follows:
- for posts: somePrefix/%category%/%postname%
- for categories: somePrefix/%category%
Where somePrefix is the same in both cases.
I know that there is no big upside to this - it just seems "clean" to me :) . And it comes in handy if you want to manually edit the URL.
What I Tried
No Category Base
One approach is to define the posts' permalinks as /%category%/%postname%/ and use a plugin to get rid of the category base. Unfortunately those plugins seem to be buggy and are discouraged to use (e.g. by Yoast SEO Plugin).
Same Category Base
No problem, I thought, let's just use the category base in the permalinks as so: category_base/%category%/%postname%. This produces:
- for posts: example.org/category_base/%category%/%postname%
- for categories: example.org/category_base/%category%
This works for the categories but now links to posts produce 404s.
So is there a way to achieve this? A setting, a plugin or perhaps even hacking WordPress a little to properly process the links which created by Same Category Base?