How to Remove “Category” and “Tag” from Your WordPress Permalinks

We had an interesting question from a TaxoPress user this week. They wanted to remove the “tag” part of their site’s permalinks.

By default, WordPress tags will be located at URLs such as /tag/wordpress/ and /tag/tutorials/. They wanted to change those URLs to be simply /wordpress/ and /tutorials/.

One solution is possible using the WordPress core. The downside is that this may not work on some hosting setups, including localhost.

  • Go to Settings > Permalinks.
  • Enter only a . for “Category base”
  • Enter only a . for “Tag base”
  • Click “Save changes”.

If that doesn’t work, you can also try the “Remove Category URL” plugin. This only works with Categories, not Tags or other taxonomies.