How to Edit or Remove Category and Tag URLs in WordPress – WordPress in its category URL structure has a distinctive feature, namely the addition of a default URL
/category/. Maybe most of the WordPress users want to change the URL according to their wishes, or even they want to delete the URL
/category/ of the URL structure to make it appear shorter and easier for users to remember.
Maybe some of you already know how to change the unique URL that is brought by WordPress, namely the category URL like the following
/category/ , You can replace the URL with another word according to your wishes, but you don’t know how to delete it. In this article, I will show you how to change or remove the default category URL from WordPress.
If you are a new user and don’t know how to use beautiful permalinks or what is often referred to as Pretty Links to be more preferred by search engines and SEO friendly, WordPress adds
/category/ to a category URL, for example https://www.verandalounge.co.uk/category/theme. In the middle URL
/category/ is the so-called basic category.
How to Edit and Change URL / Category / in WordPress
Basic categories and tags can be modified at the bottom of your permalink settings page, which is located in the menu Settings »Permalinks.
All you have to do is enter the words you want to use as the basis for your category. For example, suppose you want to change the category URL
/category/ with a URL
/topics/ for example to be like this:.
In the picture above, you can see that there are two fields to change the URL tag and category, please fill in the two fields according to your wishes, then click save changes and see your URL changes now.
I suggest you change the URL
/category/ This is at the beginning when creating a website, this is important because if you have been using the default WordPress category URL for a long time, when you change it will change a lot of URL structure and visitors will end up on a 404 page not found or not finding your category page and one- only way is to do URL redirection.
How to Delete URL / Category /
Many WordPress users prefer to completely remove the base category from their WordPress URL. Some users think removing the URL will have better SEO benefits. I personally don’t think that removing the basic category has any significant SEO benefit, you can see that the URL on this blog still has a URL
/category/, and it looks like a plugin WordPress SEO by Yoast agrees with this.
At first, WordPress SEO by Yoast has the option to disable this base category URL. However, Yoast has currently removed this option from plugins for recent installations. Older users who may have enabled the option now see a notification that the option of disabling basic URL categories will be discontinued.
On the other hand, there are several other advantages of removing category or base tags from URLs in WordPress. This makes the URL short and easy to remember or for any reason you want to make the article more unique to your liking.
To remove a basic category from WordPress, you need to install and activate a plugin FV Top Level Categories. Once activated, this plugin will remove the base category from your category URL. This plugin doesn’t have a settings page, so you don’t need to configure it.
Above is an article on how to edit and delete category URLs
/category/ the foundation of WordPress. Hopefully your WordPress site becomes more unique and has a beautiful and SEO friendly URL, good luck and useful. 🙂