Problem with “Remove category base” feature

  • Hi,
    So basically I enabled the Remove category base feature but after this, absolutely identical links (in Cyrillic) are working sometimes and sometimes not. For example, if the link isрокли sometimes it is working sometimes it is returning 404 depending on where I copied the link from.

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  • Hello,

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

    Your shared URLs all lead to account suspended pages. Please check the screenshot I have added in the sensitive section and let us know.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    I’m sorry, now it is active.

    Could you please check it?


    Both URLs are leading me to a not found page. Have you already fixed the issue?

    If not, we might need to take a closer look at the settings. Please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure and only our support staff has access to that section. If you want, you can use the below plugin to generate a temporary login URL to your website and share that with us instead:

    You can use the above plugin in conjunction with the WP Security Audit Log to monitor what changes our staff might make on your website (if any):

    We really look forward to helping you.


    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Thank you! I Added the logins and attached some screenshots in the sensitive data area. The problem is that a completely identical url in Cyrillic “маси” sometimes is working and sometimes its not working. I think that it is something related to encoding. Please check the provided urls they are both giving the same result in Cyrillic but in Latin one is lower case and one is upper case

    Any update?

    We are facing the same problem with Arabic URLs. The issue is caused due to the uppercase form of the encoded URLs is not considered during the category URL rewrite by Rank Math when category base is stripped.
    I reported the bug on Github yesterday with a fix pull request:

    Hello @ivanatanasov

    We have identified the issue, and with the help of @abbas-shahwan it’s been fixed in our development version.
    We will possibly include the same fix in the next stable update for the plugin.

    After updating the plugin, please make sure to visit the Settings > Permalinks page (to flush the rewrite rules on your site), then both versions of the URL should work correctly.

    If there’s anything else, please let us know. Thank you.

    Thank you so much!


    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.

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