I've been trying to figure this out for ages. Please help.

I want my category pages to default to


However my category pages default to


live example:


I can access the category pages at


however this is not the where you are taken to when select to view a category page in the side bar on my blog page for example:


I've tried to set the permalink structure for the category pages with no luck.

I should probably mentioned that I've removed the word "category" from my permalink structure using a plugin and my current post permalink structure is


I'd appreciate any help.


1 Answer 1


In Admin panel, Under Settings -> Permalinks, you need to update Categtory Base as well.

For example, using "blog" as your category base would make your category links like https://www.teacherdavid.co.uk/blog/%category%/%postname%/ If you leave these blank the defaults will be used.

  • Hi, thank you very much! This worked well, however, now my posts are not working. The permalinks are correct but it's saying "nothing found" for example: teacherdavid.co.uk/interviews/become-good-at-language-learning Can you help? Oct 10, 2016 at 7:58
  • Seems as though the problem was that I had "blog" as the category base and also in the post permalink structure. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:09
  • So all issues been fixed or still getting errors after permalinks update?
    – C Sabhar
    Oct 10, 2016 at 8:32
  • @DavidMansaray if fixed, check author answer as CHOSEN.
    – T.Todua
    Oct 10, 2016 at 10:48
  • @CSabhar yes All fixed, but it seems that I can't have that category permalink structure as domain.com/blog/%category% and the post permalink structure as domain.com/blog/%category%/%postname%/ Any idea how to have both? Oct 11, 2016 at 13:23

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