Just incase anyone here can help, i have been looking for a way to eliminate the 'category' in my permalink structure...rather than have a "category/categoryname" i want to modify it to show only category name.. already used /%category%/%postname%/ The reason for this is, am using a silo seo plugin from network empire that creates top level silos(categories) and when i visit the pages on wordpress i can find this category pages as normal pages. I added content to the page but when a user visits the page from the main menu it displays "category/category name" which is an empty page for now but when the category is removed and only "category name" is left the permalink the content shows up... so i was wondering how possible it is to remove the category from the permalink so i can have only the category name in the permalink... And is it also possible to post in those categories without them showing up in the category page? As i would like to manually place a list of articles in the category randomly through out the article.. I Have seen other site with this structure and i really want to emulate the way this is done.... An example of the permalink structure am trying to get would look like this.. Fashion/Men-fashion/best-male-sandal.(each of the two category pages(fashion and men-fashion) have full formatted articles in them.