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I have created a custom post type, but I do not want it to have a permalink. By default, after entering post title, it creates a perma link. I do not them to be generated.

From my reading, it is said that custom post type, will have a permalink and there is no way of disabling it. Is there a way that I can prevent the ajax call that receives the perma link.

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Do you want to hide the permalink under the post title on Edit Post page? Do I understand right? – Max Yudin Mar 15 '13 at 15:02
yes, I can hide it with css, but I want to disable it so I dont have to use css. If i could disable the ajax call it would be best – meWantToLearn Mar 15 '13 at 15:12
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    add_filter('get_sample_permalink_html', 'my_hide_permalinks');
    function my_hide_permalinks($in){
        global $post;
        if($post->post_type == 'my_post_type')
            $out = preg_replace('~<div id="edit-slug-box".*</div>~Ui', '', $in);
        return $out;

This will remove:

  • Permalink itself
  • View Post button
  • Get Shortlink button

If you want to remove permalink only, replace the line containing preg_replace with

$out = preg_replace('~<span id="sample-permalink".*</span>~Ui', '', $in);


get_sample_permalink_html has changed in version 4.4.

Here is the updated and tested code:

add_filter('get_sample_permalink_html', 'my_hide_permalinks', 10, 5);

function my_hide_permalinks($return, $post_id, $new_title, $new_slug, $post)
    if($post->post_type == 'my_post_type') {
        return '';
    return $return;
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this didn't work for me - but I had it return '' and it did work. I don't know the implications of that though. – Jacob Raccuia Nov 21 '14 at 22:59
Yeah, this doesn't work. – Brett Jan 15 at 2:13
That's strange, it worked for me before. Anyway, it has to be changed to meet WP 4.4 requirements. I've updated the code. – Max Yudin Jan 18 at 15:35

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