How Remove Category Base From URL In WordPress Site?

Hello Everyone,

If you are trying to remove “category” base from url  without any plugin then use my this code

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URL After Add this code in your theme function like this http://raghunathgurjar.wordpress.com/wordpress/
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/* Remove category base usign hooks */
register_activation_hook(__FILE__,    'raghunath_category_base_refresh_rules');
register_deactivation_hook(__FILE__,  'raghunath_category_base_deactivate');
/* actions */
add_action('created_category',  'raghunath_category_base_refresh_rules');
add_action('delete_category',   'raghunath_category_base_refresh_rules');
add_action('edited_category',   'raghunath_category_base_refresh_rules');
add_action('init',              'raghunath_category_base_permastruct');
/* filters */
add_filter('category_rewrite_rules', 'raghunath_category_base_rewrite_rules');
add_filter('query_vars',             'raghunath_category_base_query_vars');    // Adds 'category_redirect' query variable
add_filter('request',                'raghunath_category_base_request');       // Redirects if 'category_redirect' is set
function raghunath_category_base_refresh_rules()
{
    global $wp_rewrite;
    $wp_rewrite->flush_rules();
}
function raghunath_category_base_deactivate()
{
    remove_filter('category_rewrite_rules', 'raghunath_category_base_rewrite_rules'); // We don't want to insert our custom rules again
    raghunath_category_base_refresh_rules();
}
/**
 * Removes category base.
 *
 * @return void
 */
function raghunath_category_base_permastruct()
{
    global $wp_rewrite;
  global $wp_version;
  if ($wp_version >= 3.4) {
      $wp_rewrite->extra_permastructs['category']['struct'] = '%category%';
  } else {
    $wp_rewrite->extra_permastructs['category'][0] = '%category%';
  }
}
function raghunath_category_base_rewrite_rules($category_rewrite)
{
  $category_rewrite=array();
  /* WPML is present: temporary disable terms_clauses filter to get all categories for rewrite */
  if (class_exists('Sitepress')) {
    global $sitepress;
    remove_filter('terms_clauses', array($sitepress, 'terms_clauses'));
    $categories = get_categories(array('hide_empty' => false));
    add_filter('terms_clauses', array($sitepress, 'terms_clauses'));
  } else {
    $categories = get_categories(array('hide_empty' => false));
  }
    foreach($categories as $category) {
        $category_nicename = $category->slug;
        if ( $category->parent == $category->cat_ID ) {
            $category->parent = 0;
    } elseif ($category->parent != 0 ) {
      $category_nicename = get_category_parents( $category->parent, false, '/', true ) . $category_nicename;
    }
        $category_rewrite['('.$category_nicename.')/(?:feed/)?(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$'] = 'index.php?category_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]';
        $category_rewrite['('.$category_nicename.')/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$'] = 'index.php?category_name=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]';
        $category_rewrite['('.$category_nicename.')/?$'] = 'index.php?category_name=$matches[1]';
    }
    // Redirect support from Old Category Base
    global $wp_rewrite;
    $old_category_base = get_option('category_base') ? get_option('category_base') : 'category';
    $old_category_base = trim($old_category_base, '/');
    $category_rewrite[$old_category_base.'/(.*)$'] = 'index.php?category_redirect=$matches[1]';
    return $category_rewrite;
}
function raghunath_category_base_query_vars($public_query_vars)
{
    $public_query_vars[] = 'category_redirect';
    return $public_query_vars;
}
function raghunath_category_base_request($query_vars)
{
    if(isset($query_vars['category_redirect'])) {
        $catlink = trailingslashit(get_option( 'home' )) . user_trailingslashit( $query_vars['category_redirect'],
'category' );
        status_header(301);
        header("Location: $catlink");
        exit();
    }
    return $query_vars;
}

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Enjoy Code!

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