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Wordpress: Categories and Subcategories in Permalink

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by amitpagarwal, Jun 4, 2007.

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    I have a post in wordpress which belongs to two categories - one is a parent and other is a child [like digital camera --> nikon]

    My permalink structure is like this /category/postid/
    SEMrush
    When i make a post, WP would generate the URL as ww.abc.com/digital-camera/nikon/382/ which is perfect.

    However, there are instances when WP won't add the sub-category nikon to the URL and it would then look like abc.com/digital-camera/382

    Why does WP skip the sub-category. Any clues ?
     
    amitpagarwal, Jun 4, 2007 IP
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  2. CypherHackz

    CypherHackz Well-Known Member

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    #2
    not sure. if you use this structure

    /%category%/%postname%/

    wordpress should display like this if you posted the article in chile category

    /category/child-category/postname/

    btw why did you use postid instead of postname?

    -cypher.
     
    CypherHackz, Jun 4, 2007 IP
  3. amitpagarwal

    amitpagarwal Peon

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    Here's the exact structure of the permalink:

    /%category%/%postname%/%post_id%/

    This should produce URL as /category/child-category/postname/ but sometimes the child-category is missing from the URL.
     
    amitpagarwal, Jun 4, 2007 IP
  4. CypherHackz

    CypherHackz Well-Known Member

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    im not sure why it be like that. it suppose to be like i described in my earlier post.

    or maybe you set the entry to be published in category and child category?

    -cypher.
     
    CypherHackz, Jun 4, 2007 IP
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    yes if you set the post in category and subcategory both the the url produced will be: /category/postname/

    if you set it to subcategory only then you will have what you desire:
    /category/child-category/postname/
     
    webincarno, Sep 5, 2007 IP
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    thanks for this thread, evne though its like 100 years old i was uncertain if i could do this same thing. then i found /%category%/%postname%/ but my post url was only showing the main parent category. but i had the parent and several sub categories checked, once i selected the latest sub category my urls display exactly how i wanted them to.

    thank you everyone for being awesome enough to help people here!
     
    applesfaceman, Apr 28, 2012 IP
  7. Nikole with a 'k'

    Nikole with a 'k' Greenhorn

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    What if you have a product that goes in two separate categories that aren't parent/child?
    How can I get the URL to include both categorie slugs?
     
    Nikole with a 'k', May 6, 2013 IP