I'm want to redirect every category page to to URL prepended by /category. For example; I want /blog redirecting to /category/blog

Why? For some reason /blog gives to same result as /category/blog, but if you'll visit /blog the navigation structure doesn't work anymore. The next page of blogs posts will be /blog/page/2 instead of /category/blog/page/2. The first example returns an 404 page.

My permalink structure is set to /%category%/%postname%/ and on the permalink page I've set the categorybase to 'categorie', Dutch for category (so read every category above as categorie haha).

Somewhere on the internet I did found the following piece of code. Unfortunately this code leads to a redirect loop:

add_filter('term_link', 'term_link_filter', 10, 3);
function term_link_filter( $url, $term, $taxonomy ) {
    if ( is_category( 'blog' ) ) {
        $url = site_url( '/categorie/blog' );
        wp_safe_redirect( $url, 301 );

    return $url;

Hopefully someone will know a solution.

1 Answer 1


Your code is working correctly but the logic of the code is wrong. You are doing this: if we are in "blog" category, redirect to "blog" category. So, if you go to blog category you will be redirected forever. You should think carefully about what /blog url is and make the proper checking.

Anyway, when dealing with 301 redirections, I prefer to try .htaccess first. If it can be done through .htaccess, do it; you will save server resources because the redirection occurs before any PHP code is loaded.

Try this in your .htaccess:

RedirectMatch 301 ^/blog(.*)$ http://example.com/category/blog$1

The above code does this: if the url start with /blog(any-string-here), redirect to /category/blog(any-string-here) with 301 HTTP status code.

If you want to catch exactly /blog to /category/blog:

RedirectMatch 301 ^/blog$ http://example.com/category/blog
  • Hi thanks for your reply. I've tried to manage it using .htaccess but it didn't seem to work. After that I did contact my hosting, so I'll have to wait for there action.
    – ronnyrr
    Oct 22, 2015 at 8:39

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