category word is not coming between domain and category url

  • Hello, yesterday I had published an article with URL domain.com/abc/ (for example) then I created a category for that type of post with the name ‘abc’ and set the permalink as /abc/ in wordpress category dashboard.

    Then I noticed that the permalink of the category was domain.com/abc/ same as the post URL and I can’t open the post with the permalink /abc/.

    I have another old blog with a Yoast plugin installed where the permalink structure of category is domain.com/category/abc.

    Initially, I thought the same will happen with the current blog with Rank Math Plugin installed.

    But not.

    So I deleted the category with the same url because I cant open the post and each time when I browse the url it redirectets me to the category page.

    I think you understand my problem.

    All blogger make noindex category url and so Rank Math.

    I have two query:

    1. I want my category url as domain.com/category/abc (not domain.com/abc/). How to do that?
    2. Is there any advantage of no category word in category url (i.e., domain.com/abc/ as category url)?? In that case I have to set the category url not like this domain.com/category/abc/ .

    I have some confusion.
    Please guide me.

    Thanks.

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    1. For that you can unset the option I show you in this screencast: https://i.rankmath.com/mJxa85
    You might also be sure to have set empty the field I show you in this screencast: https://i.rankmath.com/1duCsX

    2. The main advantage is the deep of the post in the category. Link authority decrease as more deep is on the website and since /category/ is not really useful and it would increase by 1 the depth of the post on the website, most users remove it from the URL.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

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    Sir, I want:

    Post URL: domain.com/abc/
    Page URL: domain.com/abc/
    Category URL: domain.com/category/abc/
    Tag URL: domain.com/tag/abc/

    I don’t want the ward category in the post and page URL.

    If I do as you mentioned above is my post URL also changed into domain.com/category/abc/

    Please reply.

    Hello,

    To do that, you just need to make sure you don’t have enabled the option to strip the category tag in Rank Math and after that you should config your permalinks.

    I have created a screencast showing you the process I have followed to have in a local installation it working just as you want: https://i.rankmath.com/8GQrv4

    Looking forward to help you.

    I have followed the screencast given by you and it is working now.

    Thanks Alberto.

    Hello,

    We are super happy that this resolved your issue. If you have any other questions in the future, know that we are here to help you.

    If you don’t mind me asking, could you please leave us a review (if you haven’t already) on https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/seo-by-rank-math/reviews/#new-post about your overall experience with Rank Math? We appreciate your time and patience.

    If you do have another question in the future, please feel free to create a new forum topic, and it will be our pleasure to assist you again.

    Thank you.

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