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Pathless Category Links

A WordPress plugin to remove the base category, e.g. the /category/, folder from your category links. 301 Redirects are added for old links.

What if other links on my site contain /category/?

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.

It's not working?

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.

  1. Disable the plugin
  2. Go to your category link, something like http://www.anothercoder.com/category/news.

* 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 http://www.anothercoder.com/news * 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.

Why do my category links contain `/?paged=[0-9]`?

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 http://www.anothercoder.com/news/?paged=2 instead.

The 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.

So, it's up to you, do you want: http://www.anothercoder.com/category/news/page/2 or do you want http://www.anothercoder.com/news/?paged=2

Requires: 2.0.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7
Last Updated: 8 years ago
Active Installs: 500+


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