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WP Remove Category Base

Description

This is actually the deprecated code from WordPress SEO, with some small improvements added to it.

Installation

  1. Upload the wp-remove-category-base folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. No need to configure, it just works!

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the wp-remove-category-base folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. No need to configure, it just works!
Is this really the same functionality as the deprecated functionality from the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast?

Yes. With a few small improvements.

Is it legal to copy and use Joost’s code like that?

Yes.

Reviews

25 October 2017
No settings and just does what it should. Activated an voila: gone is the category base.
23 December 2016
Thanks; was working on a new slim WP theme for our main business in house, and wanted to avoid Yoast or other SEO plugins and "roll my own." This helped me sort out the pesky /category/ slug, which really should be a built in on/off option in WP by now! Bravo! 🙂
3 September 2016
Installed - activated and it works. Dead easy. Thanks for the plugin! PK
3 September 2016
Literally 3 minutes ago I searched for "wordpress category base remove" in Google, found this one and installed. Success! Works with the latest 4.5.2.
3 September 2016
I honestly doubt this has any impact on SEO, especially since it's only for category archive pages. The meat of SEO is on the content pages. But regardless, this plugin works just fine and does what it says without an issue. The SEO side affects are likely just a placebo however.
3 September 2016
Really nice plugin http://wapkidclub.com/remove-category-wordpress-url.html
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Contributors and Developers

“WP Remove Category Base” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Change Log

1.0

  • Initial release