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  • nolageek


    I see that wordpress defaults to using category as the base for category archives ( and if you enter anything into the Category-Base field it will use this instead. I would just likst to use a format of It seems like if there’s nothing there, it shouldn’t use anything – and just have %category% there as a default. To have ‘category’ in my url seems reduntant and needlessly long.
    Is there a hack or a modification I can make to remove this? I’m assuming there is someting that can be done in the htaccess – but I am notorious for screwing up mod rewrite? 🙂 I wanted to ask first.
    Could I just remove all of the ‘/category'</em?>s out of this part?
    RewriteRule ^category/(.+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$ /wordpress/index.php?category_name=$1&feed=$2 [QSA,L]
    RewriteRule ^category/(.+)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$ /wordpress/index.php?category_name=$1&paged=$2 [QSA,L]
    RewriteRule ^category/(.+)/?$ /wordpress/index.php?category_name=$1 [QSA,L]

    But that’s not going to stop the internal links from being messed up. 🙁

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  • Joerg


    I´m a friend of clean and short urls too. I wish there will be a option to use “/category/” or not. I take a look in wp1.3 and try to change the rules. i had found a solution for me modifying the url-generation without “/category/”. and i put the category-rule till the end of .htaccess. Thats work fine for me.
    But i also know thats a tricky solution and not the future. thats why I wait to post it here.
    I think a solution is a pattern in the admin-permalink-screen.
    If you use one pattern like “//” or “%%” etc. you would have the possibility to generate the url without the “/category/”. Otherwise not. I wish to have more flexibility.
    Please don´t beat me, i don´t know the correct pattern. You can change my example.
    What are you think about it?
    PS: And hey, let me say here: I´m very glad to see the new url-generation in wp1.3. realy nice!



    looks like someone didn’t close up their tag up there…



    The problem with not using dates with permalinks is that you often times create duplicate titles (or post-slugs) for sometimes very different posts.
    If you are using dates (down to the day-level), this will generally never happen. Moreover, if you are looking to create a static-looking post, you should use “pages” which are new in WordPress 1.3.

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