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

  • Resolved 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


    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:

    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

    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


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

    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


    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.

    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


    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


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