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Set a Custom Base for Category and Tag Urls in WordPress

By default, WordPress includes the words category and tag as the basis for the URLs of important pages. For example:

  • mysite.com/category/something - for a category page.
  • mysite.com/tag/something - for a tag page.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to replace the words "category" and "tag" in your URLs.

Step #1. Set custom category and tag base

  • Go to Settings > Permalinks > Optional.
  • Type custom Category base and Tag base. No empty spaces.
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  • Click "Save changes".

Step #2. End result

Go to your public site, check the new structure in the urls.

Category page:

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Tag page:

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To reset to default base, repeat step 1 by leaving the category and tag base empty.

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