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No category parents


This plugin will completely remove the mandatory ‘Category Base’ and all the parents from your category permalinks (e.g. /category/parent-category/my-category/ to /my-category/).


  1. Upload no-category-parents.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it! You sould now be able to access your categories via

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“No category parents” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Quickfix: fixed pagination bug


  • Tested up to WP 4.1
  • Fixed pagination problem (special thanks to Lukáš Wojnar).


  • Changed some links.
  • Fixed “empty category” problem (special thanks to absolutex).


  • In 0.2.1 when the “Category Base” field wasn’t empty the plugin didn’t work. Now the “Category Base” field will automatically be empty when you activate the plugin.


  • Minor changes in the comments.


  • The plugin now works with the permastruct /%category%/ and also replaces the post permalinks.
  • Other minor fixes.