Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Yoast 7.0.2 (update) changes option for “remove the categories prefix”

  • Resolved endelab


    When you update Yoast to version 7.0.2, the value for “Search Appearance” > “Taxonomies” > “Category Urls” is not preserved: the value is always set to NOT “remove the categories prefix” (hold).

    This is very dangerous SEO side.

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  • I have an error when remove category from slug in last update. Broken url and return 404

    Thread Starter endelab


    @santi-navarro: I also had this problem.

    Same happened for one of our clients website that broke internal linking. For anyone needing a solution, here are some I went with “Another possibility” because first option in that post still relies on some plugin, yet second one is more “core WP solution” that I doubt will be removed so freely how it’s done with plugins. Tho it might not work for sub-categories

    For the error 404 issue, after changing the setup back to “remove category”, go to WordPress permalinks settings and save the configuration (without actually changing any option).
    This fixed the 404 errors for me.



    Effectively lolobu, updating the permanent links is fixed. Thank you very much.

    Afterwards, there is an error in bread crumbs. The show – hide blog options are upside down. If you put hide you can see, and if you put on display it is not seen.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Tino.

    @lolobu thank you so much man you save me… this update is not good at all

    Thank you for help!



    Thank you @lolobu for sharing the solution.

    The issue where settings such as removing category not being migrated properly from the old versions should be fixed in Yoast SEO 7.0.3.

    @dinerobits Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. A bug report is already open with our development team here:

    Too bad, I am very disappointed for that. I had many keywords in the top 3 and now they’re lost.



    Go back to Yoast 6.3.1 – that one works.
    No version 7 works, even 7.9.1 fails – it shows a blank page, even on a new installation.
    I’m amazed this has not been found and fixed yet.

    1. Install Yoast SEO
    2. Set Search Appearance -> Taxonomies -> Remove Category URLs
    3. Save

    Go to (or any category with posts)

    This gives a blank page

    I even tried saving permalinks, but it didn’t help.

    Do the above with Yoast 6.3.1 and it works.


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