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Last updated by ivanR-11 7 months, 2 weeks ago.

Assigned support staff: Bruno Kos.

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March 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm #3380153


We've disabled WPML. A multi-langingual homepage is no justification for empty categories and a 404 SEO drain.

March 20, 2019 at 10:49 am #3387647


Nice solution if you only using the plugin for the home page.
We can't disable WPML, Our customer is dependent on the multilanguage. :/

@bruno Kos
Could you give a date that the "fix" will be released?
My customer is allready waiting for 2 months for a fix and there Seo (404) errors are piling up.
I would like to give them a date when this will be fixed.

March 20, 2019 at 2:39 pm #3389137


I'm sorry if I wasn't clear. The rest of the site was also multilingual. What I mean is that the menu-items were categories, thus giving empty category-pages, thus were already useless.

So we only had the homepage and some pages about contact and such. Almost all products were now hidden..

So our choice was: Keep WPML and have only a multi-lingual homepage and contact page but empty categories – or dump WPML and have a normal functioning site, be it in only one language.

March 20, 2019 at 3:29 pm #3389899

Bruno Kos

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Zagreb (GMT+01:00)

Hi All,

Can you try Version 4.2.5-b.1?

But please do not try on production sites first since this is beta only. Also, try an option with No Category Base (WPML) deactivated and permalinks flushed after the plugin upgrade.

Let me know how it goes!

Bruno Kos

March 26, 2019 at 10:55 am #3461691


Sorry, Can't setup a develop/test website right now.
This site is to big to create a develop version easily.

Will wait until the fix is out of beta.

April 3, 2019 at 1:59 pm #3526863

Bruno Kos

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Zagreb (GMT+01:00)


Version 4.2.5 is out - can you try now? See the changelog:

Bruno Kos

April 4, 2019 at 2:07 pm #3535677


Yes it works! Updated the permalinks and fixed it directly.
Amazing 🙂 My client is going to be happy with this fix, as am I!


September 19, 2019 at 10:30 am #4603553


same issue 404 with
wpml version
Yoast version 12.1
no-category-base-wpml version 1.3

- Yoast SEO category urls -> Keep
- Plugin no-category-base-wpml -> Active
- Permalinks reloaded

September 19, 2019 at 11:17 am #4604229


When i creat a new category and delete it boom, 404 in all subcategories except eng