A WordPress plugin to remove the base category, e.g. the /category/, folder from your category links. 301 Redirects are added for old links.
You can disable the automatic 301 redirect feature via the settings. If it is enabled, then ANY link that contains the base category directory (by default /category/) will be redirected with the base category directory removed.
The first thing to check is your
permalink settings. Is your permalink structure
/%postname%? If so, the plugin will not work because WordPress will not be able to tell the difference between a category page and a post page without the
/category/ in the URL. I would recommend the permalink settings:
/%category%/%postname%, which is what I use.
If your permalink settings are okay, then follow these steps.
* Is that working? If not, check your other plugins and WordPress installation as something is wrong there.
1. Manually remove the
/category/ from your link and go to that URL, something like
* Is that working? If not, check your other plugins and WordPress installation
1. Once you can get the URL without
/category/ working manually, re-enable the plugin and you'll be all set.
You can also report bugs and get advice on the Pathless Category Links page on blog.
WordPress does not allow the following link
http://www.anothercoder.com/news/page/2, it only works with
http://www.anothercoder.com/category/news/page/2. So, this is a work around to turn ONLY category links that have pages to be rewritten as
Update category links with pages setting in the
Settings > Pathless Category Links section allows you to disable this work around. But, if it is disabled, then your links will not have the base category directory removed, nor will a 301 redirect be performed.