Remove Category URL


This plugin will completely remove the ‚/category/‘ from your permalinks ( e.g. to ).

No configuration is required


  1. Better and logical permalinks like and
  2. Simple plugin – No configuration is required.
  3. No need to modify wordpress files.
  4. Doesn’t require other plugins to work.
  5. Compatible with sitemap plugins.
  6. Compatible with WPML.
  7. Works with multiple sub-categories.
  8. Works with WordPress Multisite.
  9. Redirects old category permalinks to the new ones (301 redirect, good for SEO).

Heads up:

Read the FAQ before use.

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  • No Category URL


  1. Upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Aktiviere das Plugin im ‚Plugins‘ Menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it! You sould now be able to access your categories via


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Aktiviere das Plugin im ‚Plugins‘ Menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it! You sould now be able to access your categories via
Why should I use this plugin?

Use this plugin if you want to get rid of WordPress‘ „Category base“ completely. The normal behaviour of WordPress is to add ‚/category‘ to your category permalinks if you leave „/category“ blank in the Permalink settings. So your category links look like With this plugin your category links will look like (or in case of sub categories).

Will it break any other plugins?

As far as I can tell, no. I have been using this on several blogs for a while and it doesn’t break anything.

Won’t this conflict with pages?

Simply don’t have a page and category with the same slug. Even if they do have the same slug it won’t break anything, just the category will get priority (Say if a category and page are both ‚xyz‘ then will give you the category). This can have an useful side-effect. Suppose you have a category ’news‘, you can add a page ’news‘ which will show up in the page navigation but will show the ’news‘ category.

The plugin has been uninstalled, but the slug /category/ did not reappear why?

A particular installation does not allow the rewrite feature in disabling the plugin. Try after disabling the plugin, save permanent links again.


I love you!

It's awesome! A couple years ago I wasn't able to cope with this issue (neither with plugins nor with code), now it works!

Perfect, except…

This does exactly what I want it to, but with one considerable drawback. As the plugin's FAQ states, this does override pages. So if you have a category with the same slug as a page, you'll get the category and not the page. If there were some kind of setting in this plugin where you could toggle which to prefer, that would be perfect. Better yet, if there were a setting you could toggle which to prefer for each category and/or page.

Method not working anymore

Nice coded but the result is exactly the same as when you set a '.' as category slug. It looks nice at first but when you look closer... Pagination is broken so these days this is useless I'm afraid.
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