How to remove Category Base from WordPress Permalinks

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  1. dinu says:

    hi, how do I make homepage look like yours, I mean showing excerpts ( with image ) instead of normal list of posts ?

  2. In the FAQ for the plugin, it says that the category will have priority over the page, whereas on this page it says that the page has priority over the category. I want the category to have priority for the exact reason mentioned in the FAQ, so that I can have them appear in my navigation. Is there a way to set the category to take precedence?

  3. Hey Thinkjayant thanks for sharing this solution – just installed it & works perfectly! No messing around – You can’t beat one click install on WP2.7 :D Thanks

  4. I’m just curious. Why some bloggers don’t want to include the category in their URL? will it affect their keyword ranking?

  5. By URL, I think you mean Permalinks of the post. Fromm SEO Prespective it is a mixed bag.

    Including Category in Permalinks, helps in having a broad keyword in your link. While excluding it, help you get long tail keywords more near the start of the URL. So it depends on you. Smart Blog Tips excludes Category in its Post URL or Permalinks.

    Regards
    TJ

  6. MWD says:

    I strongly recommend that you turn the No Follow off in your comment section. I’ll watch Google Webmaster Tools, and if the links don’t show up after a couple of weeks — I won’t go back to that blog again. Another suggestion: you should have a Top Commentator widget installed. Do Follow and Top Commentator will ensure that you have a successful blog with lots of readers!

  7. @MWD: So tell me, do you write comments for Dofollow links or does the Content also matters to you? I had Do follow ON butgot tired of people commenting for just getting keywords stuff in their Backlinks. Right now, I keep switching Dofollow ON and OFF every now and then.

    Regards
    TJ

  8. MWD says:

    @thinkjayant: Content always matter to me…including this thread ! I found this thread from a backlink from google and thought I would submit a comment as wordpress plugins are of interest to me….especially plugins concentrating on seo. Anyway, thanks and keep up the good work ;)

  9. Hi,
    Previously I was using a plugin called “Top Level Cats” for the same purpose. When I tried to upgrade WP to the latest version, that plugin started giving problem.

    Thanks to your tip, I have now upgraded to WP 2.7.1 and everything is working perfect. Thank you so much.

  10. konisto says:

    Works like a charm. Using it on my new blog

  11. Yanxerip says:

    I like it plugin

  12. Pablo Van says:

    Yes, it works! I was trying to use different solutions. First I installed the Top Level Categories. That modified how the category links showed up, but it couldn’t find any posts for the categories. Next I read if you add a period for the category base it would work. Had the same issue as the Top Level Categories plugin. I am maintaining this blog after it was set up so it may have to do with that. Thanks again.

  13. Nail Yener says:

    It is really annoying that you cannot change it without using a plugin or going into coding details. They should have an option to arrange it.

  14. Tino says:

    I use nofollow on all links… is that bad for seo?

  15. Chris says:

    This is excellent, did the job perfectly that I wanted to. :)

    In reply to Tino, yes that is bad for SEO, remove the nofollows, a few are ok but certainly not on important pages.

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