How to prevent WordPress from redirecting single page to prefixed category archive with same name?

I have been trying to solve this problem for hours. I would like to have a page with a simple slug (/blog) and a category term with the same name (/category/blog) exist on my site together at the same time. But the problem I am running into is that my page (/blog) keeps redirecting to the category archive page (/category/blog).

I have tried the following:

  • adjusting my permalinks by clearly specifying my category base
  • using remove_action(‘template_redirect’, ‘redirect_canonical’); to suppress redirects
  • using add_filter( ‘template_redirect’, ‘blog_redirect_filter’, 10, 3 ); to try and target my blog category specifically

I am running out of ideas. How can I stop my site from redirecting an existing page to a category archive when they each have different slugs?

EDIT

I figured it out! Classic wait-until-you-post-publicly-before-figuring-it-out-yourself problem. It was a fun mix of Yoast, custom permalinks, and category bases all conflicting with each other.

My answer:

  • Make sure your category base is specified in Permalinks. Save them.
  • Remove any custom permalink slugs in the category terms.
  • Go to Yoast > Search Appearance > Taxonomies and scroll to the very bottom. Make sure Category URLs is set to Keep.
  • Clear any cache and/or flush_rewrite_rules.
  • Voila it’s fixed.

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Author: Beth Mac

How to enable HTML tags in category description without breaking the category page

I’m trying to include hyperlinks as part of the description on a category page.

Since WordPress strips the necessary HTML tags, I’ve added the following PHP code in a plugin, which stops the HTML tags from getting stripped:

add_action('init','disable_kses');

function disable_kses() {
    remove_filter('pre_term_description', 'wp_filter_kses');
    }

This lets me include HTML tags fine, but when I include a hyperlink in the description, it breaks the page in a weird way, with material from the description being reproduced above the header. This includes all the text from the first hyperlink until the end of the description, but the first link itself isn’t reproduced (only the text for it is). In addition, at the very end of the material, the following is appended to the text:

“>

Other than that, in the place where the description should appear (under the title), everything renders properly, including the hyperlinks.

The HTML that I use to include the hyperlinks is standard:

<a href="http://example.org/">example</a>

My question is what should I be doing differently in order to be able to include hyperlinks as part of the category page description?

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Author: Thredolsen