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Remove Taxonomy Base Slug

Description

If you would like to have a little more nice permalinks to your custom post types articles with custom permalinks – this plugin can help you with this.
If the term has the same slug as the post type, then the taxonomy has the priority over the post type.

Now I will show some examples:

(Custom taxonomy:)

From:

site.com/taxonomy/cars

To:

site.com/cars

(Custom taxonomy with child taxonomies)

From:

site.com/taxonomy/cars/bmw

To:

site.com/cars/bmw

(Term slug is the same as the post type slug:)

From:

(Post Type:) site.com/cars/
(Term from Taxonomy:) site.com/taxonomy/cars/
(Subterm from Taxonomy:) site.com/taxonomy/cars/bmw

To:

(Post Type:) site.com/cars/ (will not show)
(Term from Taxonomy:) site.com/cars (will show)
(Subterm from Taxonomy:) site.com/cars/bmw (will show)

Installation

  1. Unzip
  2. Upload “remove-taxonomy-base-slug” folder to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Select which taxonomies base slug to remove, go to Plugins -> Remove Taxonomy Base Slug
  5. Update your permalinks, go to Settings -> Permalinks -> Save Changes
  6. That’s it!

FAQ

Why should I use this plugin?

Use this plugin if you want to get rid of a custom taxonomy base slug completely.
The normal behaviour of WordPress is to add ‘/taxonomy’ to your permalinks if you leave “taxonomy page” blank (ex: site.com/taxonomy/).
So your taxonomy links look like “site.com/taxonomy/my-taxonomy/”.
With this plugin your taxonomy links will look like “site.com/my-taxonomy/” (or “site.com/my-taxonomy/sub-taxonomy/” in case of child taxonomies).

Will it break any other plugins?

I don’t think so.

Won’t this conflict with pages or post types?

Simply don’t have a page or a post type and category with the same slug.
Even if they do have the same slug it won’t break anything.
Priority will be for taxonomies.

Can you add a feature X?

Depends, if its useful enough and I have time for it.

Reviews

I LOVE YOU

I was trying to find from a long time and this plugin just fixed my issue’s in no time. Thank you for making such a great plugin.

Works, and lets you choose

I needed to make categories and a custom taxonomy called “Industry” have no slug. But some other taxonomies needed to keep them. I wasn’t sure if this would affect all taxonomies, but it has an option page to select them.

Simple enough, seems to work just fine!

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Contributors & Developers

“Remove Taxonomy Base Slug” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.1

  • Fixed a little bug.
  • Added Multisite support.

2.0

  • Fixed: A bug in PHP 5.4 + some other bugs
  • Added: Admin Panel with the list of all taxonomies.

1.2

  • Fixed: Auto update permalinks after adding new terms.

1.1

  • Fixed a bug with hierarchical terms.

1.0.1

  • Some small bug fixes.

1.0

  • First release.