Redirecting category base only (3 posts)

  1. lonewolfonline
    Posted 7 years ago #


    Does anybody know how to redirect the category base only, leaving the category structure intact?

    Example (maybe clearer)
    Here are urls to two categories


    However if somebody removes the category from the url and just tries to go to http://www.example.net/category/ they get a 404.

    How do I redirect http://www.example.net/category/ to http://www.example.net/a-static-page/ while keeping original links intact. The redirects I have tried redirect /category/ as well as anything after, breaking the site.

    Thanks in advance


  2. devwhatev
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This is exactly what I'm looking into right now. I will post a solution if I find one.

  3. devwhatev
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I ended up doing away with the mandatory Category Base structure by using this plugin:

    Category Base Removal Plugin

    It doesn't seem to be working for everyone, but it's working perfectly on my server. Might be worth a shot if you can't get this resolved.

    But in all honesty, I was thinking about that issue and it probably isn't that big of a deal, as far as SEO is concerned, as long as you don't explicitly link to yoursite.com/category_base/.

    And if you're into PageRank sculpting & siloing with nofollow and noindex, etc then it's probably even less of an issue, really.

    I reserve the right to be wrong on this, though. Do your due diligence.

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