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  1. (THIS IS MY 2ND THREAD: The first one had %category% in the title, so I can't enter it, I assume that's why, so I think anybody else might not be able to do so, either?)

    Hi guys,

    I'm using %category% in my permalinks, to get some more keywords in the URL, rather than a "useless" date

    This is the setup I have:


    I have %year% first as WordPress recommends NOT to use a text string as the first part (some database performance thing later on).

    Anyway - it works great, but if I publish a post in the "Sony Ericsson"-subcategory, which is under its parent "Mobiles", then the permalink will look like this:


    I don't need both "mobiles" (the parent) and "sony-ericsson-mobiles" (subcategory+parent) in the URL, the latter would be enough. The subcategory I posted in was in fact just "Sony Ericsson", so I assume the "-mobiles" is added because that's the parent.

    Any way to remove the parent categories from %category% and only use the category actually selected for the post?


    The blog I need help with is

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  3. HI thuesen,

    You can try this /%category%/%child-category%/%postname%/.

    Let me know what you face.


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