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How to Change the “category” URL

By default WordPress category URL’s use the format “”, however, depending on your site and how you use your blog it may be a good idea to change the default category slug. For example, lets say you are using your website for a travel blog where each category is a different country you travel to, it might make more sense for your URL structure to be “”.

Luckily WordPress makes it very easy to change your category URL structure via a built-in setting located in the WordPress dashboard under Settings > Permalinks. On this screen, if you scroll down you will see a setting named “Category Base” where you can enter the custom text you want to use instead of category.

WordPress Permalinks Settings
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