I'm trying to set up some permalinks for my site. Right now all the posts are under sitename.com/blog/, which is fine. But the category pages and tag pages show as 'sitename.com/blog/category/catname' and 'sitename.com/blog/tag/tagname'.
Is there a way to just skip the 'category' and 'tag' parts of the URL? As in: 'sitename.com/blog/catname' 'sitename.com/blog/tagname'
I tried leaving the optional settings (Settings --> Permalinks --> Optional) as blank for 'Category base' and 'Tag base', but they default to 'category' and 'tag', which brings me back to my previous problem.
I then tried putting 'blog' instead. It works for the categories and tags, but it then makes all the posts redirect to a 404 page. It's as if it searches for a category/tag with the name of [postname] and on failing to find one, 404s me.
Anyone having this trouble / found a workaround for this?