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Overview of the issue

When you enable the Strip Category Base option in Rank MathGeneral Settings and translate the taxonomy slug in WPMLTaxonomy Translation, the translated archive page displays a 404 error.


We’re working on a fix for this issue. In the meantime, do not translate the category slug. The untranslated term won’t be visible in the URL anyway when Strip Category Base is turned on.

14 Antworten zu “Rank Math SEO - Turning on Strip Category Base causes issues with secondary languages”

  1. I have the same issue with WPML SEO and strip category prefix. Often I get a 404 on my secondary language. Fix is to go to permalink settings and hit the save button.

    My 2 languages are on a seperate domain.
    NL >
    FR >

    Running WPML version. 4.4.10

    Is this fix ready or an easy hack to solve this? I’m experiencing this problem for 9 months now.

    • Hello Johan,
      For the moment we have the workaround available on the description. If it does not work, don’t hesitate to open a ticket in our support forum as it may be a different situation.

      • Hi Andrés,

        Does the workaround mean in my case that I have to remove translated french categories and only create new categories in French and assign correct posts to the newly created french categories?

    • Unfortunately, I can’t provide your an ETA so far as it depends on our developers and the plugin author.
      We will update it here as soon as we have any information.

  2. Hello,
    Same problem here with both strip category base enabled or disabled.
    That’s great to see that this issue is only for the category archive and not product category archive. Does the update will come soon ?

    For your workaround fix, you say to not translate the category slug but WPML add automaticly -es after the original slug so how can we not translate the slug ?

    • Hello there,
      I understand the confusion but I’m afraid the workaround points not to translate the Category Base slug, not the category itself. If this does not work, don’t hesitate to open a ticket in our support forum.

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