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[closed] Permalinks parent categories not working properly in Yoast SEO plugin (6 posts)

  1. Wonderful Wanderings
    Posted 2 years ago #


    On http://wonderfulwanderings.com I have categories for countries and cities within those countries.

    My permalinks are setup to display category pages as mysite.com/category/nameofthecategory
    An example: for the category ‘Barcelona’, the permalink is http://wonderfulwanderings.com/category/spain/barcelona/

    Now, this works for most of my categories, but I have noticed that some still get the ugly ‘/?cat=’a number’’ permalink, like this one for Lisbon: http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=193

    I’ve gone through all my category links and when I listed them (list below) I noticed that all the once showing an ugly permalink are parent categories.

    As soon as a category gets a child category, the permalink is ugly. I find this especially weird because when I go to the child categories, the link also displays the parent and there it looks good, like ‘spain’ in http://wonderfulwanderings.com/category/spain/barcelona/

    Any idea why this may be?

    To be specific, the ones that aren’t showing the pretty permalink are:
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=5 (USA)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=70 (UK)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=4 (Spain)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=147 (Portugal)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=106 (Netherlands)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=165 (Mexico)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=89 (Luxembourg)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=48 (Los Angeles)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=193 (Lisbon)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=126 (Italy)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=92 (Greece)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=7 (Germany)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=6( (France)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=108 (Egypt)
    http://wonderfulwanderings.com/?cat=8 (Belgium)


    PS not sure if this is Yoast or simply WordPress, so posting this in both forums

  2. For WordPress SEO by Yoast support please post in the correct forum for that plugin.


    Don't post duplicates: those get deleted as having the same conversation in multiple places is not very helpful. It makes it harder to provide you with support when you do that.

  3. Wonderful Wanderings
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ow sorry. Didn't know that.
    I'll delete this one.
    Thanks for responding quickly!

    *2 minutes later*

    Darn, it seems like I can only edit, not delete:/

  4. You can't delete but you can post a new topic in the right place.

    Use this link and it will take you to the form.


    Once you do I'll close this topic with a link to that new thread.

  5. Wonderful Wanderings
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Done, thanks!

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