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I'm trying to do some WordPress URL rewriting ...

Specifically I have custom post type that currently works like this:

But I would like to have it located at:

Is there any way to achieve this?

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using Jhon's Custom Post Permalinks plugin it should be easy using:

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This completely solved the issue I was having. Thanks. – Thomas May 5 '11 at 12:39
glad i could help. – Bainternet May 5 '11 at 14:24

goto the permalinks section on the settings in the admin panel, set a custom structure like so:



this assumes videos is a category

Check here for more options.

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Videos is not a category. It's a custom post type. – Thomas May 5 '11 at 12:29
I think that you can just drop the /%category% bit, and Wordpress will stick the slug for your post type there anyway. – Mild Fuzz May 5 '11 at 12:33

use the following structure if you installed wordpress in a subdirectory (videos)


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You can do this with your own code, without plugins.

To accept URLs of this format, it's enough if you set the rewrite slug when you register the post type:

add_action( 'init', 'wpse16427_init' );
function wpse16427_init()
    register_post_type( 'wpse16427', array(
        'label' => 'WPSE 16427',
        'public' => true,
        'rewrite' => array(
            'slug' => 'video/%author%',
    ) );

This will also generate author archives at video/[authorname].

To generate the new URLs, you need to replace the %author% part yourself, get_post_permalink() does not do this for you. So filter the output and replace it yourself:

add_filter( 'post_type_link', 'wpse16427_post_type_link', 10, 4 );
function wpse16427_post_type_link( $post_link, $post, $leavename, $sample )
    if ( 'wpse16427' == $post->post_type ) {
        $authordata = get_userdata( $post->post_author );
        $author = $authordata->user_nicename;
        $post_link = str_replace( '%author%', $author, $post_link );
    return $post_link;
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