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Currently, the media for a page on /hello-world/ is shown on /hello-world/attachment/image-name/. Is it possible to remove attachment from this URL, and make it /hello-world/image-name/?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Don't include %category% anywhere in your custom permalink string, then it won't need the "attachment" text. Also, don't use numeric slugs for the page/post name. Same basic problem occurs there.

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Try adding this code to your functions.php file as provided by TheDeadMedic:

function __filter_rewrite_rules( $rules )
    $_rules = array();
    foreach ( $rules as $rule => $rewrite )
        $_rules[ str_replace( 'attachment/', 'media/', $rule  ) ] = $rewrite;
    return $_rules;
add_filter( 'rewrite_rules_array', '__filter_rewrite_rules' );

function __filter_attachment_link( $link )
    return preg_replace( '#attachment/(.+)$#', 'media/$1', $link );
add_filter( 'attachment_link', '__filter_attachment_link' );

SOURCE: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4532508/how-to-change-the-attachment-url-in-wordpress

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