I am trying to remove parent category from the child category but each attempt returns a 404 error.

Main Category Link (Displays All India Recruitment)

Child Category Link (Displays Sub-Category)

What am i looking for specifically

  • I want my category hierarchy to remain intact when viewing category in the sidebars. However, I wish to remove the parent category from the child category in URL ONLY.

For example.

I want my child category link to have url structure as given below


Existing Format


Please let me know if this is possible. I have tried multiple plugins and recommendations on various websites but each option returns 404 error.

I am hopeful, I will get some good help from wp experts.

My WP Version:4.5.1

  • You could just set custom permalinks for your categories with this plugin. May 6, 2016 at 11:31
  • Does the category belong to a custom taxonomy or default category taxonomy?
    – dan9vu
    May 6, 2016 at 16:45


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