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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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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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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“.#[random-char-string]” being inserted at end of URLs

I've seen this on a couple of sites now and I'm having trouble finding information about (probably because it's awkward to describe): All internal URLs like this for example: http://www.domain....
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Remove parent category from permalink? Basically only have the child category?

I think there used to be an out-dated plugin to do this. Is there any way to do this easily with just a little code? We prefer not to rely on a plugin since that makes us dependent on the developer ...
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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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Combining Multiple Taxonomies in one URL

I'm creating a complex site with a product catalog with two custom taxonomies. They are Brands and Types. Brands - Canon - Toshiba - HP Types - Printers - Scanners - Multifunction I need a page ...
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Adding meta values to permalink

I have publications and I want to simply add year and month to the permalink. Currently the year and month of publication is added to the post as a meta value. I've set up publications as a custom ...
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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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Where is the old post permalink slug stored?

I published an article with permalink slug: http://domain.com/writing Then after publishing, I changed the permalink slug to writing-lorem. Now, whenever I visit /writing, it redirects to /writing-...
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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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Filtering comment permalinks when a condition is met

I can't figure out how to filter the comment permalink on certain WP page that I use like this: if(condition is met) { (filter the comment url) } ...so that all the comment permalinks inside the ...
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Replace Wordpress %postname% suffix with %postid%?

I run a news site and there's a Wordpress permalink issue that I have been wondering. Now, Wordpress will add an incremental numeric suffix to duplicate %postname% regardless of the directory ...
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rewrite get parameter with custom post type

I am trying now for a couple days to solve the following Problem: I have a custom post type called gallery. I need the URL http://example.com/gallery/FOOBAR to be parsed like http://example.com/...
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Modify custom post type rewrite rules in a separate function

I want to modify the rewrite rules for a custom post type, tribe_events, which is registered as a post type within "The Events Calendar" core plugin files (the-events-calendar.class line 24): ...
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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, What'...
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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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permalink independent on the post's name stored in the database

I'm trying to make a custom permalink structure for my posts. www.example.com / post / %post_id% / %posttitle% / In this permalink, the post's ID comes first, then the post's title after it. ...
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Handle category name URL rewrite before different post type slugs

I went over a hundred similar topics here which were close to what I need, but unfortunately I wasn't able to fine tune this so apologies if it's a duplicate. I have a several post types (such as ...
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Having a custom post slug that clashes with an existing directory

I'm currently transitioning a website from their existing CMS to WordPress. I have a custom post type of 'Episodes', with a URL of myurl.com/episodes/ There is also an existing directory at myurl....
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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 http://www.example.com/stores?...
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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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How to change permalink structure for custom post type and it's taxonomies?

This is a repost of an earlier question I had, but I like to go into more details now to be able to fully solve this. So again, with (normal) posts changing the permalink is as easy as going to ...
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Create permalink structure for one taxonomy archive per custom post type

So, I've been going crazy trying to figure this out. Essentially, I've created two custom post types, 'the_case_study' and 'the_video', with respective slugs 'case-studies' and 'videos'. I've also ...
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Custom Post Type Permalink For Parent/Child, 404 Page Not Found Error

Here we have a snippet from a functions.php file... add_action('init', 'create_recipes'); function create_recipes() { $recipes_args = array( ...some properies..., 'hierarchical' =>...
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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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Permalinks: custom post type -> custom taxonomy -> post

I am having trouble working with wordpress' rewrite rules, and could use some help. I have a custom post type called shows. All shows have a single custom taxonomy category show-category. A show ...
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Does WordPress Change the .htaccess File When Updating?

I've just implemented a new WP website, replacing an older hardcoded HTML site. I will be adding 301 redirects in the .htaccess file to point the old URIs to the new WP Permalinks. My questions is, ...
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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: http://www....
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Resolve a custom post type name vs. page permalink conflict (same slug)

I have a custom post type called "visningshus", and also a Page with that slug. This is as it should (must) be. Currently, "http://my-site.com/visningshus" lists all posts of that type. I want to ...
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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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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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Using $_GET variables in the URL?

I need to generate a simple error message on a page by passing a variable through the URL. The URL is structured as follows: http://site.com/parent-category/category/?error=pause I'm sure it's the ...
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Category archive by year with permalink support /category/YYYY

I am currently looking at creating a new type of site archive within WordPress that allows users to filter by category AND by year rather than the default category OR year. I am hoping to build a ...
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Why can't I save permalink “360” for a page?

I am trying to save my page with permalink "360" but for some reason WP keeps updating the permalink to "360-2". I have checked everywhere in my WP and there is no page or post that uses permalink "...
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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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Facebook Comment Count

I am a bit of an amateur when it comes to PHP and WordPress but I have rigged up the following code: function fb_comment_count($url = 'some url here') { $filecontent = file_get_contents('https://...
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Custom taxonomy listing page when no term set (all terms)

I've created a custom taxonomy "foo" with rewrite slug "foo" and query_var "foo". Say for example, I also have terms "bar" and "baz" in the "foo" taxonomy. At the moment, permalinks like /foo/bar ...
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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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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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Change the Slug of Post Type post to baseurl/post/%postname%

I have been searching around but i cant anywhere find the answer to my question: How to change the post slug for all posts (and the categories etc.). Without affecting other pages/ custom post urls. ...
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Different permalink for posts and authors

I tried to avoid ask this question, because I think that must be simple, but after long hours trying to get an answer I cant achieve it. I am trying to get a permalink structure like this: http://...
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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... /year/month/post-...
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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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'post_type_link' filter not working

I know it should work fine, don't know if this is a recent bug or something. So, to confirm it, I installed a fresh wordpress using default theme. I made a small plugin like bellow: <?php /* ...
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Post being redirected to attachment post

That's strange issue I have on this one website. Similar to this problem and I am trying to get this fixed from last couple of weeks. This website have latest WordPress installed and /%postname%/ ...