A permanent link to an item (a blog post, an attachment, ...). The default structure is "?p=123", but WordPress can handle "pretty permalinks" and will rewrite them internally to the former version. If you have a question about special rewrite structures you should use the [url-rewriting] tag.

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Use navigation path from menu for permalink

I now switched to permalinks and defined my own structure /%postname%. If I click on a menu item it takes the path from the parent page (hierarchy defined directly when editing a page). What I want ...
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How to use relative links on my pages?

In my web pages I want to use relative links instead of absolute links. However, pages do not allow php code inside them, so i cannot do to from a url in a relative manner. How does one get ...
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Can Wordpress realistically handle a site with 500 'pages'?

I'm building it from scratch and probably a 100 or so of those pages will be ecommerce. I would like to create meaningful, normal looking permalinks for aesthetics and SEO. I would really love to ...
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How to get permalink and title from post ID?

I have stored an array of post IDs and I would like to list the posts as links, meaning I need to get the title and permalink for the post ID - $id. The list should be echoed out by the following if ...
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My permalinks are broken! Can I use mod_rewrite to ignore a physical file?

A website I work on recently posted a file at the root of their website named "2011.html." Now, any 2011 blog posts with the permalink structure of year/month/day/post-name do not work, and instead ...
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Wordpress slug issue with non-latin characters

I'm using permalinks in WP as: domain.com/category/post_name The issue is that post names have non-latin characters such as chinese, hebrew, and arabic. So it encodes them to something like: ...
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Update URL Snippet to Canonical Permalink URL

My permalinks is in the format domain.com/post-id/post-slug I notice this is a great choice for permalinks as I can share articles with a short URL like domain.com/123 But when I go to this short ...
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How do I get the permalink of a custom post type?

I can get the permalink of a specific post tag or category, but what if I want to get the permalink of a custom post type? I can't find anything in the Codex or anywhere else about how to do this.
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When creating a WordPress page, a “-2” suffix is added to new pages' permalinks

I have noticed after deleting an original page in WordPress with lets say a permalink of your_domain.com/contact/ and then trying to recreate the same page with the same name/slug, my WP is generating ...
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the_title() and the_permalink() won't work on AJAX calls

I've run into a strange problem. I have a custom loop built with get_posts that works fine when loading the page normally: <?php $rows = get_posts(array( 'post_type' => ...
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How to i18n slugs for templates?

some templates are chosen from WordPress based on slugs (e.g. category-{slug}.php). Problem: How can I use the same template for an i18n'ed slug? Example: I have a category-news.php and an english ...
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Does WordPress automatically do 301 redirect if I change permalink

I don't know how to check this but it seems to do the redirection when I change the permalink structure.
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Minimal custom permalink structure

I'm aware that there are posts discussing this issue already (e.g. http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/1364/what-is-the-best-permalink-structure-for-seo) but I have a specific set of ...
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How can I store page ID in a post instead of other selected permalink?

We're using Wordpress as a knowledge base. We just left mediawiki and jekyll for Github pages and reduced the amount of different systems from four to just one. One Wordpress installation for blogging ...
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Page permalink conflict with Date

I need to access a page which is name 2011. The trouble is that WP thinks that I am trying to read the 2011 posts of my blog. The only way I can make it work for the moment, is to change the ...
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Passing variables through permalink structure

I have a WordPress page which is accessible via /accommodation/. What I want to be able to do is pass in a parameter using the URL - ie going to /accommodation/value1/ would load the same page as ...
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Remove slug in taxonomy url

Just wondering, how can remove slugs from some URLS. I'm using a custom post type called exhibitors, and some taxonomies to define those exhibitors (eg: featured-guests, publishers etc.): Right now ...
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Catch 404 after changing permalink structure from /%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/

I made a site some time ago and after some days some posts were indexed by search engines. Today I changed the permalink structure from /%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/. After that, when ...
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where is permalink info stored in database?

I see that I can edit permalink information in wp-admin page > settings > permalinks. However, where is that information actually stored in the database?
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Hierachical Custom post types permalinks not working

Been looking for someone with this same problem for hours now so I decided to post my own thread. I have a hierachical custom post type called contact-information. Using this I have parentpages ...
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Why does `get_permalink()` produces an add. DB request without $post->filter?

I'm currently working on a custom loop/query where I need to add the permalink of a post to the array of posts I'm retrieving from the DB. Sadly get_permalink() produces one additional DB request ...
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How do I set a custom base URL for standard posts?

Currently, permalinks are set to /%postname%/. I'd like to prefix "blog" before all standard posts. I'm using several custom post types, each with their own rewrite rules in the setup. How can I ...
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WordPress search: pretty URLs (permalinks), custom post types and pagination

I have three separate search boxes on my website: species CPT search, glossary CPT search and a general search which I'd like to search post and species post types. My questions are threefold, ...
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Using /%postname% for a custom post type

I have a custom post type whose permalink needs to sit in the same space as pages, like so: /an-example-thing <-- custom post type 'thing' /about-the-things <-- a normal page I'm well ...
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Filtering categories in the permalink structure

Using /%category%/%postname%/ for the permalink I get a URL string of all the categories that the specific post is included in. I would like the categories in the url to be filtered down to only one ...
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Pretty Permalinks

I've created my own search functionality which basically finds the nearest store closest to the entered postal code. My URL for the search currently looks like this ...
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Get the current page URL (including pagination)

Is there a WP function to automatically get the correct URL of the current page? Meaning if I just opened a single post, the function returns the same as get_permalink(), but if I'm on a paginated ...
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Permalinks so that one custom post type appears to be a child of another, not working

Currently I have two post types, "products" and "products-data" they are separate post types; however, for all intents and purposes products-data is a child post of products. The relation is ...
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Dynamic taxonomy in permalink made all other posts NOT FOUND?

I added my taxonomies in the permalink instead of the Custom Post Type's slug, and it works fine. I'd even say everything was working fine but changing the WP installation to Multisite broke all other ...
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How to add a custom URL placeholder to author archives?

I am working with a client who has a directory site that allows users to create accounts, then lists of items from the directory. Right now, whenever a user creates an account, she gets a profile URL ...
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Multi-language permalink in qtranslate

I am using qtranslate plugin for my WordPress site to make it a multi-language site. Now I have got a requirement like For English the url should look like www.sitename.com/contact-en For French the ...
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Custom Post Type Archives by Date with Custom Permalink

I'm a bit stuck with getting the custom permalink for custom post type (CPT) archive to work. I've registered my 'press_release' CPT as following: add_action('init', 'press_release_post_type_init'); ...
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How to rewrite URI of custom post type?

The site that I am working on uses the following "pretty" permalink structure: http://example.com/blog/my-special-post But for a custom post type my client would like to avoid having a "pretty" ...
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Get page permalink without wpurl

I currently have an ID of a page that I want to use its permalink as the front of a permastruct of a CPT I'm setting up. Now I can use get_permalink() but that returns the full URL: ...
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Custom post types - Use post_id in permalink structure

I'm registering my CPT like so: $args = array( 'labels' => $labels, 'public' => true, 'hierarchical' => false, 'rewrite' => array( 'with_front' => false, ...
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Need help with friendly URL's in Wordpress

I'm creating som custom templates in Wordpress and I'm passing some data in the URL's. Currently my URL looks like this: http://www.mysite.com/designers/?id=43&name=designer+name The URL ...
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Slug Formatting : Acceptable Characters?

I have done a lot of googling on this so I sincerely apologize if there is a codex entry for this but for the life of me I can not find a hard and fast rule about what characters are acceptable in a ...
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Where, When, & How to Properly Flush Rewrite Rules Within the Scope of a Plugin?

I am having a bit of a strange issue with rewrite rules not flushing properly. I have tried using flush_rewrite_rules(); and flush_rewrite_rules(true);. I have also tried globalizing $wp_rewrite ...
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Remove the blog slug from Wordpress Multisite root node

I have been looking at whether it is possible to remove the blog from the post & caetegory URL's in a multisite setup on the root node. I have found the Multisite sites settings and removed the ...
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Get Permalink without domain (i.e. get relative permalink)

This is the code I am using: <?php echo str_replace( home_url(), '', get_permalink($post->ID) ); ?> What it does is output the permalink as a relative URL i.e. only the slug. For instance, ...
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Is It A Good Idea To Change Author Slug (user_nicename field) Directly In MySQL DB?

Searching for a how-to on changing author slug, I found two methods: Change the user_nicename field in the MySQL database of your WordPress site to whatever you want the slug to be. Changing the ...
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Pretty URL with add_query_var

I'm trying to add a 'sub post' to each post on my site, eg site.com/product-one/changelog site.com/product-two/changelog site.com/product-three/changelog This is the code I'm using atm, which I ...
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Custom Permalink: /year/month/post-goes-here/?

I'm experimenting with adjusting permalinks (for purely educational experimentation). What would I need to place in the "Custom Permalink" option to get my post URLs in the form... ...
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mod_rewrite enabled but Permalinks show index.php

I just installed a friends blog on my LAMP stack, which has mod_rewrite enabled (I'm using it for clean URLs on my Drupal installs on the same server). For some reason, WordPress (3.0.3) isn't ...
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Changing the URL Structure of a Paginated Custom Post

I have a custom post type for slideshows that creates a paginated post and each slide is a separate page. The data for each slide is saved in the custom fields and each slide has a title set saved in ...
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Is there an action for when permalinks are rebuilt?

In my plugin, I have a list of titles and permalinks in the options table. It's updated every time my custom post type is saved. Since I'm saving permalinks the option data can become bad if the ...
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How to custom change author base without $this->front?

I have a sample code: function change_author_permalinks() { global $wp_rewrite; $wp_rewrite->author_base = 'u'; $wp_rewrite->author_structure = "/" . $wp_rewrite->author_base . ...
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how to automatically generate random slug

I have tried to create a function that generate a random slug when a post is created. I am a bit worried that the function generates non unique strings as slugs. How can I solve this? The function ...
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How to control which category will be picked for the slug of a post?

I'm using the permalink structure "/%category%/%postname%/". What bothers me is that I have posts that belong to two categories. And of course, unfortunately, Wordpress always picks the wrong one for ...
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Custom post types - Use post_id in permalink structure when using has_archive => true

I recently asked this question Custom post types - Use post_id in permalink structure and solved it but as I have enabled 'has_archive' => true the solution given no longer works. Let me explain: ...