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The Mines Abad has created a useful plugin that removes the ‘category’ label from WordPress category URLs.

You can get it from the WP plugins repository:

WP No Category Base – WPML compatible

After installing it, I can see the category URLs changing from:


to just:


Pretty neat!

I tested it locally and it works fine for me. The author is looking for more feedback and testing in different environments. You can help his efforts by trying it out and reporting issues on the plugin page.

After activating or deactivating, you might want to go to Settings->Permalinks and resave your site’s permalink structure. This flushes all rewrite rules.


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2 Responses to “No Category Base Plugin Compatible with WPML”


    It will help me very much !!!

    I am currently only fighting with the “No Tags Base” plugin 🙁

    I hope I can find somewhere some info about this one 🙁

  2. Good plugin. But it strips tag base also, which is generally ok, but tags permalinks don’t work properly then.

    WPML, please give some info on how to make stripping base from categories and tags the proper way.