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CS Remove Category Base


CS Remove Category Base is an easy and useful WordPress Plugin. Use this plugin to remove the category base from permalink.

This is a fix of Category Base issues for WordPress 4.7 and above.

Works out of the box – no setup needed. Just activate plugin. That’s it! 🙂


  1. Install using the WordPress built-in Plugin installer, or Extract the zip file and drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it! 🙂

If you encounter issues after an install/update, flush the permalinks by going to WordPress > Settings > Permalinks and hitting “Save.” That should return things to normal.


Do I need do some setting?

No setup needed. Just activate plugin.

I’m having issues with categories when I’m using %postname% permalink structure

Make sure your categories have unique slugs – watch out for post/pages with the same slugs. Normally WordPress uses the category prefix to distinguish page from a category, but with this plugin you need to make sure the slugs are unique, otherwise some pages might turn up instead of categories.

How do I automatically redirect people from the old category permalink?

For redirect from the old category permalink, You have not need extra setup. Just activate plugin. That’s it! 🙂

How to back the old category permalink?

Just deactivate the plugin. That’s it! 🙂

Where can I ask for help?

Please reach out via the official support forum on


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Contributors & Developers

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Version 1.0.2

  • Updated: compatible with WordPress 6.1.1

Version 1.0.1

  • Updated: compatible with WordPress 5.8
  • Updated: compatible with PHP 8.0

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial Release