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I have a custom post type called "number" and I would like to achieve URL's for it's "posts" to be the following http://website.com/post-name instead of http://website.com/number/post-name.

I tried to set the 'rewrite' parameter in register_post_type to: 'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => '', 'with_front' => false ), but it didn't worked. Even if I saved my permalinks settings to flush it. (I have my permalinks set to Day and name - /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/)

Do you have any ideas how to achieve it? I am doing a transfer of one website to WP and I would like to keep the current URL structure, so it will be safe for Google as well.

Thank you in advance for any tips.

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Its advised not to have something before the post name mainly because it messes with how WP handles pages. – Manny Fleurmond Aug 26 '11 at 15:55
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You could use a rewrite rule in your .htaccess file to remove number from the link.

You'll need something along the lines of:

RewriteRule ^number/(.+)$ $1 [R=301,L]
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Here's a plugin that will help you.


Install it, go to Settings > Permalinks and modify the field corresponding to the CPT.

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do you have update the permalinks after your activation of your code? Alternate you can refresh the permalinks via source in your functions with the WP function flush_rewrite_rules().

You can also read this question and answer from here.

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That will not help the above issue. Custom post type permalinks are set up to display as post-type*/*post-name even with_front set to false. – Alex Older Aug 30 '11 at 8:19

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