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Custom URLs for individual categories? (2 posts)

  1. dcliving
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I took over a site that displays the category in the URL three different ways.

    For some categories it shows "?category_name=blah". (Not ideal, but I can live with it)

    For newly created categories it show the "?cat=####" structure. (I don't want this)

    Yet for two categories displayed on the home page, it doesn't even show the word "category". It doesn't even show the category slug...it shows a completely different word. Specifically, the category is "first-column", but the URL shows "sitename.org/latestposts". The page title shows "first-column". The other category is "staff-blog" and the URL shows "staff-blog" as well.

    HOW DID THEY DO THIS?

    and

    How can I get the new categories to stop show the "?cat=####" format?

    I read all the notes about permalinks, and the htaccess file seems to be allowing me to make updates. I can't find any references to changing the category name in the php files. I'm over a week trying to figure this out on and off. The original guys won't respond to my emails, so I'm getting really frustrated. Any help is greatly appreciated!

  2. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi. What I would do is check for the presence of .htaccess files throughout the site, back them up, and rename/delete all of them.
    Then I would reset the Permalinks from the Admin Panel --> Settings --> Permalinks see if that makes a difference.

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