I have a permalink issue. For your information, there are a few different categories within a website and there are many posts in a single category.
My permalink setting is:
Category Base: .
After this setting saved, my url will be
I have set the Blog pages show at most: 8 posts under the Setting > Reading. The pagination will appear when there are more than 8 posts in a category page.
I clicked on "page 2", and noticed that
www.mydomain.com/category-slug-name/page/2/ brought me to 404 error page.
Originally, the url of any category "page2" is
www.mydomain.com/category/category-slug-name/page/2/, it works fine if there is "category" within the url as original url. Or else, it would be 404 error page.
My main concern is, I don't want the category appear in the url. But i want the slug name of category appear in url when i viewing the selected post. And "/page/2/" and the rest will work fine.
Hopefully that this issue is not going to be resolved with recommended plugins. Because, I don't want the website to be too heavy.