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How to add trailing slash to a category/tag/archive

Wordpress November 17th, 2008

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I had a few people asking me how to add trailing slash (/) to a category. For example http://bloggerholic.com/category/ if you dont have trailing slashes it can cause duplicate content in search engines. Usually the problem occurs if you switch from an older version of wordpress to newer one that doesn’t have trailing slashes. However if you start a new site with the newer version it will be okay. From Worpress versions 2.2 onwards wordpress have removed the trailing slash that was added to the permalinks by default in older versions.

I found the solution to fix this and it’s easy! This is only for WordPress 2.6+
All you need to do is the following:

  1. Go to your wp-includes folder.
  2. find the template file called “link-template.php” and open the file in any text editor.
  3. In this file find the following function:
    function user_trailingslashit($string, $type_of_url = ”) {
  4. Find the following line inside this function:
    if ( $wp_rewrite->use_trailing_slashes )
  5. replace it with the following:
    if ( $type_of_url !== ‘single’ )
  6. Save the file and upload “link-template.php” in wp_includes folder.
    That’s it your done! :)

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