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  • Resolved daitya


    Maybe if I’m lucky, Andrea will see this and help me out with some advice…?

    I’m looking for the Remove Blog Slug plugin. Ipstenu mentioned that Andrea and Ron are the plugin’s authors, but no sign of it over at

    Actually, I’m experiencing a conflict between the main site category urls and the sub site category urls. Refer to this post. Now I’m wondering whether using a plugin to remove the ‘/blog/’ from the url might resolve the confusion?

    I’ve been looking all over for the solution, but – tell the truth – I’m not really even sure what is causing the problem.

    Ipstenu’s write-up about switching to Multisite breaking links points to the plugin as one possible fix.

    BTW, has this issue of the ‘/blog/’ slug in url been addressed in WP 3.1?

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Yeah, you can’t do it anymore. :/ Basically that was a bug, and you can’t remove the blog slug right now.

    Okay, I see that /blog/ is stuck in there…

    I just changed over to a mu/multisite setup…

    Can I change it to another term, other than blog?


    (3.1 version)

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Not right now, no, Dave 🙁

    Oh darn!


    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    We took ours down & didn’t put ti back up. There ARE others.

    Remove Blog Slug Plugin

    Thank you, Ipstenu and Andrea! I’ve downloaded the plugin, activated it and it has fixed the problem. Now the categories menu item is working globally on my small network!

    At least temporarily… can’t wait to see what happens when I upgrade to v 3.1. 🙂

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Do they work post 3.1 though?

    I haven’t bothered to try.

    Well, I don’t know how, but I did it…

    I used the plugin, and as best I can remember, it did NOT appear to work.

    Ah, the plot thickens…

    Of course, I followed some instructions, somewhere, that said to copy your custom permalink structure from out of the little box, and save it somewhere, then select the default option, and save. This with the above plugin installed (as super user/network admin) and activated.

    The next step said to then put your custom permalink code back into the little box, and save again. I did that.

    Tested the post links, still had /blog in them, and when deleting that string, got the “404”…

    Okay, so I figured why keep this plugin, if it don’t work, right? So I go back to network admin, deactivate, then delete.

    So, now I’m thinking I don’t want /blog in my url, so I’m guessing “pages” are the way to go (and some say that is so, but I’m not going to debate that here). So I go and copy paste the post, to a page. All is well…

    Later on, after dinner, I come back to the blog, as the post/page wasn’t finished. Amongst doing other things, and still having the “Hello World” post in the list, I click on the view link (I had modified the post, instead of deleting and creating a new one), and voila, the /blog seems to have disappeared, and trust me, it had been there before!

    So, I ADD the /blog part back into the url, and… it gets stripped on hitting the enter key, and the post loads. Wow!

    I’m guessing I just fixed (or broke) something, and eliminated the /blog from my root multisite (3.1) blog… 😉

    And, on further testing, the /blog is NOT in newly created posts…

    Things that make you go Hmmmm…

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    I loaded it up and tested it too. Then I spent an hour kicking it and making my own version.


    1) YES it changes the pages, but not the internal linking. So your blog post permalink is wrong. Great.

    You should be able to filter the_permalink() though….

    2) The stupid permalinks option page HARD CODED a check to put /blog/ in the display (and lock it from editing). see wp-admin/options-permalink.php – So even if you DO get #1 fixed, it LOOKS wrong. Also I’m not sure it won’t change it back if you re-save. Interesting.

    Yes, indeed, on the permalinks option page, it STILL shows up (outside of the little box), but… As far as I can tell, it is NOT in the permalink at the top of a new posts editing page, nor is it there when the post (not page) is saved, and is live…

    I may have left out a step, in my comment above, or I may not have… I really don’t remember. I tried to comment all the steps as best I could recall. All I know is that “for now”, the /blog is not on my new (or old) posts any more, and if you put /blog into the url yourself, it gets stripped, and there’s no 404. 😉

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    In THEORY you might be able to tweak it in the database, but I’m still poking around as to why the devs did what they did.

    Oh, and I probably should have, but didn’t (I am using post_id) replace /blog with something else in my permalinks…

    I did poke around in the db (prior to trying the plugin) but kept getting the 404… 😉

    Also, THANK YOU for being active on this… ;D

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    I have a gut feeling it’s hard coded in there somewhere :/

    Well, if you DO find it, and can “fix” it, I’m certain that multisite users the world over will applaud your efforts!


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