Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Why isn’t the category slug the correct URL?

  • Resolved jasperdev101

    (@jasperdev101)


    When I go to categories, the Yoast inteface shows “slug”. I try to set my slug to be: /france/paris/getting-around-paris/, but it defaults to france-paris-getting-around-paris/.

    What is the purpose of the slug? I thought it should match the URL.

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  • Plugin Support Rumejan Barbarona

    (@onlyincebu)

    A “slug” is the piece of the URL that distinguishes that post (or category). If that’s been used already, you can no longer use it in another post or category.

    More details here: https://yoast.com/slug/

    jasperdev101

    (@jasperdev101)

    Hi, I have read the article, but I am confused this slug vs the typical URL ending? My categories have parents. So France/Paris/post-name. But, is this intended to be another URL name added, such as domain.com/optimized-post-name?

    jasperdev101

    (@jasperdev101)

    My main issue, is that this creates additional URLs.

    I have corrected my slugs via yoast to show France/Paris/things-to-do/post-name, but now, the following URL still exist: /things-to-do. This will become an issue when I have other countries with the same subcategory. Is there a way to disable the slug from yoast? The regular wordpress way is what I need.

    Plugin Support Md Mazedul Islam Khan

    (@mazedulislamkhan)

    You can always use the native WordPress slug edit option instead of the Yoast SEO slug edit feature if you’d like.

    jasperdev101

    (@jasperdev101)

    How do I revert to the wordpress only option? I want to keep Yoast for other stuff, but is there a setting to disable slug?

    Plugin Support Michael Tina

    (@mikes41720)

    You can just make sure to edit the WordPress slug under the title whenever you edit a post or page. Once you click on ‘OK’, the slug in the Yoast SEO meta box will just follow suit with what you’ve updated.

    jasperdev101

    (@jasperdev101)

    it doesn’t give me an option for the category page. If I get premium, will support look into this on my site and in the dashboard?

    Plugin Support Md Mazedul Islam Khan

    (@mazedulislamkhan)

    Once you have the Yoast SEO Premium subscription, you will have access to the premium support. Our support engineers will be happy to investigate this issue further.

    Plugin Support jerparx

    (@jerparx)

    Closed due to lack of activity.

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