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WordPress: First letter of Slug redirecting?


A few weeks back, we came upon a seemingly common WordPress issue. A customer approached us with an issue on their website. Their website was redirecting the first letter of the Slug to a full url.

E.G – was redirecting to

After spending some time; submitting support tickets, sifting through .htaccess, checking redirects, checking SEO plugin settings etc…

Still; no explanation. Eventually, with some help from another developer friend the problem was solved.

All we needed to do was add this function to our functions.php file

remove_filter('template_redirect', 'redirect_canonical');

Have you come across this issue? Did you wreck your hair to bits? If so, leave us a comment below with more information :)