How to: Remove /category/ from your WordPress url

January 8, 2009 at 8:55 am

Ever wanted to be able to finally remove the useless /category/ from your WordPress categories permalinks? If yes, read on and get ready to hack your .htaccess file!

By default, WordPress category permalinks are displayed that way:

http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/category/wordpress

As you can see, the category in the url is pretty useless. Here’s how to remove it:

First backup your .htaccess file. Then, open it and append the following line:

RewriteRule ^category/(.+)$ http://www.yourblog.com/$1 [R=301,L]

Once saved, your categories pages will be displayed like this:

http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/wordpress

Better, isn’t it?