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Trying to get a post to show up at http://beernews.org/supporter/rare-beer-club/ but am getting 404 instead. An example of what the page should look like is: http://beernews.org/brewery/5-rabbit-brewery/. When I do a search, it shows up as an excerpt in the results. Just can't get the template single-supporter.php to trigger for some reason. I have set up the post type (And corresponding taxonomy) exactly like every other post type and taxonomy.

I have flushed the cache and CDN.

I don't have a live server testing environment for this but the same exact code works on localhost. Because it is live with heavy traffic, I am reluctant to turn on debugging features that would show on front end.

Register post type code in functions.php

  $labels = array(
    'name' => _x('Supporters', 'post type general name'),
    'singular_name' => _x('Supporter', 'post type singular name'),
    'add_new' => _x('Add New', 'supporter'),
    'add_new_item' => __('Add New Supporter'),
    'edit_item' => __('Edit Supporter'),
    'new_item' => __('New Supporter'),
    'all_items' => __('All Supporters'),
    'view_item' => __('View Supporter'),
    'search_items' => __('Search Supporters'),
    'not_found' =>  __('No supporters found'),
    'not_found_in_trash' => __('No supporters found in Trash'), 
    'parent_item_colon' => '',
    'menu_name' => 'Supporters'

  $args = array(
    'labels' => $labels,
    'public' => true,
    'publicly_queryable' => true,
    'show_ui' => true, 
    'show_in_menu' => true, 
    'query_var' => true,
    'rewrite' => true,
    'capability_type' => 'post',
    'has_archive' => true, 
    'hierarchical' => true,
    'menu_position' => null,
    'taxonomies' => array ('beer','category'),
    'supports' => array('title','editor','author','thumbnail','excerpt','trackbacks','custom-fields','page-attributes','revisions','comments','post-formats')

Register taxonomy code in functions.php

   // Add new taxonomy, make it hierarchical (like categories)
  $labels = array(
    'name' => _x( 'Supporters', 'taxonomy general name' ),
    'singular_name' => _x( 'Supporter', 'taxonomy singular name' ),
    'search_items' =>  __( 'Search Supporters' ),
    'all_items' => __( 'All Supporters' ),
    'parent_item' => __( 'Parent Supporter' ),
    'parent_item_colon' => __( 'Parent Supporter:' ),
    'edit_item' => __( 'Edit Supporter' ), 
    'update_item' => __( 'Update Supporter' ),
    'add_new_item' => __( 'Add New Supporter' ),
    'new_item_name' => __( 'New Supporter Name' )

    'hierarchical' => true,
    'labels' => $labels,
    'show_ui' => true,
    'query_var' => true,
    'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'supporters-bp' )
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Nevermind. For some reason, I had to go to my permalinks page and click 'Save Changes' for this to show up. It is bewildering.

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I think that flushes the rewrite options in your htaccess. Every time that you add something like a new post type you have to do this or use add_action('admin_init', 'flush_rewrite_rules'); in order to flush the cache rewrite rules. ( from codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Queries ) –  Álex Acuña Viera Sep 7 '11 at 21:32
Important note, if adding to hook, that rules should be flushed once after changes. –  Rarst Nov 8 '11 at 20:13
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