I'll try to make this as clear as possible.
I'm am trying to figure out a few things to clean up the permalinks on a large website project. We're using custom post types and ~200+ custom categories (we chose this because you can really add a lot of custom field spaces and data easily with the new custom post types).
We need our permalinks to look like this:
where "books" and "adventure" are both categories, but we would prefer "books" came first.
We would create adventure as a sub-category of books, but we use this same category for
adventure movies, adventure games, etc.
So a large site with books, movies, games, etc. where a person first chooses one of those categories and then drills down deeper to adventure, romance, kids, etc.
Right now, we have:
Basically I need to:
Remove the slugs from the custom type categories (i.e. main-category & sub-category)
Make the "sub-category" appear after the "main-category" for the permalinks for sub-category pages.
Create a new dynamic base category for the custom posts, which reflects the categories it's in (/books/adventures/post-name).
Do this as simply and clean as possible, without a lot of plugins or things that may cause trouble down the line.
OR...if you have a much better way to do this, I'm open to any suggestions.
I know that we can use a Wordpress Network install instead of main-categories, but with 50-100+ of them, that is not feasible for us.