By default, category URLs in WordPress contain a prefix, usually /category/.
Here /category/ is called category prefix or base.
Category URL after removing the prefix is http://example.com/wordpress
Many believe that removing category base adds SEO benefits
- Short and better URLs.
- Better user experience. Easy to parse, copy and paste
Follow below simple steps to remove category base using Yoast SEO plugin
Steps to remove category base prefix
- Login to your wordpress site
- Goto Dash Board -> SEO -> Search Appearance
- Goto Category URLs section, Select Remove and Click on Save Changes