Can any one please explain how to add a post in WordPress without assigning it to any category.

Actually I want to display some news or some quick information. So, it does not come to any category in my blog. In this type of time, I do not want to assign to any category.

for example,



The first url is what i want to have. But by default, it automatically add "uncategorized".

My permalink structure is "/%category%/%postname%/" and I use Yoast to hide the word "category" in the urls.

Any one can help on this situation please?

And kindly i would like to let you know that, I do not want to add page for such things. Also, I do not want to add categories like "news" or "info" for this.

Thanks for your time,

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    You can't do that. The post will be assigned to "Uncategorized" category by default. However you can remove /%category%/ from permalink structure to hide category name from URL (and you'll not need the plugin anymore). Read about using permalinks first.
    – Max Yudin
    Feb 11, 2013 at 13:53
  • If you look at the yoast.com site, you can see urls like yoast.com/500-website-reviews and at the same time, you can see urls like yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo . They both are posts. I checked it by viewing the source. (the body tag contains single-post class). How yoast has achieved that feature in his WP site? Feb 11, 2013 at 14:27
  • Yoast's Articles are pages.
    – Max Yudin
    Feb 11, 2013 at 14:33
  • No, They are posts. If you look inside the "view source" you can check the body tag. The tag for the post yoast.com/500-website-reviews contains class="single single-post postid-68173. SO, it must be a post. Generally in page the body tag will contain class="page page-id-2" similar things. Feb 11, 2013 at 14:41
  • What about yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo what you've mentioned in 'They both are posts'?
    – Max Yudin
    Feb 11, 2013 at 14:47

1 Answer 1


Ok, I found the solution to the question I asked above. It is possible to get such permalinks by using plugins like

The first plugin "custom-permalinks" allows admin to edit the slug including category. So, it is now possible to make the permalink in anyway you want.

This is what i setup in the WordPress.

First I set the permalinks to /%category%/%postname%/ So the site by default will display permalink with category name.

Suppose, If i do not want to display the category name, I can use the permalink editor to get the permalink url the way i want.

I am just posting the answer, so people can make use of it.

  • Thanks!! The first plug in works to perfection to fix this issue.
    – Juan
    May 25, 2022 at 19:30

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