Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Issue with Categories – Show the categories prefix in the slug

  • Resolved dipsauce


    I try to remove the /category or /product prefix from the url by turning off the slider and not having the prefix visible. Unfortunately nothing happens and I do not know another solution can be.

    Hopefully you guys can help me further.

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  • Plugin Support Maybellyne


    Hello @dipsauce

    Thanks for using the Yoast SEO plugin. I understand you want to remove the product category from your slug, but according to WooCommerce documentation, it’s highly not recommended. Removing /product//product-category/, or /shop/ from the URLs is not advisable due to how WordPress resolves its URLs. It uses the product-category (or any other text for that matter) base of a URL to detect that it is a URL leading to a product category.

    The Yoast SEO plugin doesn’t have a feature to do this. If you still insist on going ahead, you can make the change in your product permalinks settings in WordPress > Settings > Permalinks. Again, this can lead to a number of problems with performance and duplicate URLs. I’d also advise creating a backup of your website or testing things out on a staging site.

    Thread Starter dipsauce


    @maybellyne, thanks for the clear reply.

    I’m still wondering how other (big) companies solve this problem. The url is not google friendly and ugly.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by dipsauce.
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