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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Get page link from slug?

Is is possible to get a page's permalink from the slug alone? I'm aware that you can get the page's permalink from the ID using get_page_link(): <a href="<?php echo get_page_link(40); ?>">...
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Custom post types, taxonomies, and permalinks

This is driving me nuts and I'm sure it's simple but nothing I search for comes up with a simple structure (everything is very complex). I have a custom post type product_listing and a custom ...
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Need help with add_rewrite_rule

SOLUTION I've gone with Update 3 and have got it working. What I had misunderstood, was that I believed that a rewrite rule would change designers/?designer=some-designer&bid=9 to /designers/...
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How to create a permalink structure with custom taxonomies and custom post types like base-name/parent-tax/child-tax/custom-post-type-name

I've been combing this site and google for the answer and I've come up completely empty. Basically I want to do exactly what this post asks, but I need a hierarchical taxonomy. The answer given in ...
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Mixing custom post type and taxonomy rewrite structures?

Basically I want to achieve a glossary using custom post types and have some issues setting up rewrites the way I want them to be. I want it like that: The main glossary URL: http://example.com/...
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Adding categories to custom post type in permalink

I know people have asked this before and have gone as far as adding the custom post type, and rewrite for permalink. The problem is I have 340 existing categories which I would like to continue ...
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How do I add /blog/ as a prefix to permalink structure for blog posts, tag pages, etc.?

I'm using Wordpress 3.1.3 as a full CMS, installed in the root directory of a domain. I have it setup using the built in options to have a static page as the home page, and then my blog at http://www....
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Remove taxonomy slug from a custom hierarchical taxonomy permalink

I created a 'forum' taxonomy, using these rules: register_taxonomy( 'forum', array('topic'), array( 'public' => true, 'name' => _a('Forums'), 'singular_name' => _a('Forum'),...
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Performance of my permalink structure?

I have read the discussion on the performance of different permalinks on the wp hackers mailinglist, THIS forum and around Google. I could however not really deduce if the permalink structure I have ...
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Passing and retrieving query vars in wordpress

I have two authors pages, one displays about 5 posts. Then I'm trying to setup another page that will be all of their posts. I have created a template called moreauthorposts.php and I'm trying to ...
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Permalink format: singular or plural

The default is singular, e.g. http://example.com/category/apple/ But I am wondering if it is better to use the plural form, e.g. http://example.com/categories/apple/ Are there any guideline on ...
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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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Getting hierarchical custom post type permalinks to work just like pages

I've dug through every question here on custom post type permalinks, but most seem to be either problems with custom taxonomy rewrites, or the obvious missing of flush_rewrite_rules(). But in my case, ...
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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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Add .html (dot HTML) extension to custom post types

Is there any way to add the .html extension to custom post types without plugin ? For posts I can use /%postname.html on the permalink settings For pages I can use: add_action('init', '...
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What is the best permalink structure for SEO?

In the past I've used the Day and Name or Month and Name settings. Should the date structure be omitted and just have /%postname%/ ? Ie does having the date information reduce the quality of the url?...
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Get default permalink structure from pretty URL's

When a single post is clicked on from a category page or for that matter any page, you can get the URL of that referrer and parse it to get the query string. But this only works with the default ...
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How does WordPress handle permalinks?

WordPress auto corrects the permalinks(URLs) even if it is entered incorrectly. For e.g. WordPress will land you in example.com/some-post even if you enter example.com/idontexist/some-post or even ...
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Wordpress 3.3 custom post type with /%postname%/ permastruct?

There is earlier post with similar title, but it does not look in to the WordPress 3.3, and that is important as 3.3 advertises interestingly: "Use the postname permalink structure without a ...
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WordPress Rewrite Rules for Custom Post Type and Taxonomy

I have found this place to be a good source of information in the past through a lot of Googling for the problems I have run into. My question pertains to the verbose rewrite rules WordPress uses. I ...
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Wordpress matching URLs with trailing tildes

I've been handed a vulnerability report(1) that seems to be implying that there may be a security issue in the way Wordpress handles URLs with following tildes. It seems the scanner thinks the website ...
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Rewriting a custom-post-type permalink with taxonomy term?

I'm trying to rewrite my url for a custom_post_type named wr_events with one of its custom_taxonomy terms from event_type add_action('init', 'wr_events'); function wr_events() { ...
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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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How do I append multiple taxonomies to the URL?

Multiple taxonomies in URL How does one append multiple taxonomies to the URL having the following: Post Type: products Taxonomy: product_type Taxonomy: product_brand Adding new ...
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Shouldn't this be easy?! Custom post type/custom taxonomy permalink

So this is driving me absolutely insane. I've spend days trying to fix this and I can't work out why this is so difficult as surely this is a very common permalink structure! I looked through ...
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Best way to flush_rewrite_rules for custom post type, in a mu-plugins plugin?

I am writing a plugin that instantiates a custom post type (among other things). It is a multisite plugin and lives in the directory mu-plugins. What is the best practice for handling ...
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Creating custom permalink structure for languages

I've written a simple multi-language system, whereby clicking on a flag icon sets a one year cookie containing a two letter language code (e.g. nl, de, etc). I hook into the wp action to read the ...
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Add extra parameters after permalink?

How can I add extra parameters after a permalink, specifically if I'm using a custom post type? For example, let's say http://mysite/album/record-name was the permalink. How can I make http://mysite/...
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Strange permalink issue: can't rename /company-2/ to /company/

I created a page titled company. But the permalink turned it into /company-2/, trying to change it to just /company/ doesn't work. The website just has 8 pages and none is called company (don't know ...
7
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1answer
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How to set permalink structure via functions.php

I'm setting up a Wordpress Network and wanted all new sites to have the same permalink structure (i.e. "/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/"). I'm wondering if this is possible to do via hooks or hacks in ...
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Can't get a custom template taxonomy page to display

I've been trying to wade my way through learning the ins and outs of taxonomies and how to integrate them into themes and I've run into a pretty basic issue that I can't seem to figure out. I started ...
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Mapping Domains to Permalinks (not multisite)

I am trying to do this on a standalone WP installation (not multisite). What I am trying to achieve is: User saves domain.com on usermeta. (done) User creates a new CPT, say company. Which is ...
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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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Pretty permalinks for search results with extra query var

I'd like to know how I can rewrite a search URL that also contains an extra query var into a pretty permalink using wp_redirect and the template_redirect hook. I have taken the code from the Nice ...
7
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2answers
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Permalink Structure for Multiple Post Type Archives by Taxonomy

Recently I have been working on an advanced WordPress project, and I'm stuck with changing permalink structure for custom post types. I have created 3 post types lets say: type1, type2, type3 and a ...
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Getting the Site URL Including the Front Base

If my permalink structure is set to /blog/%postname%/, how can I retrieve a URL for my site which retrieves domain.com/blog/? With the permalink structure mentioned above, when using site_url();, it ...
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Nested custom post types with permalinks

I am trying to set up a multi-level custom post type structure with permalinks that look like authors/books/chapters, with authors, books, and chapters all set up as their own custom post type. For ...
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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: %20%18%...
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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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Rewrite Rule for Multilingual Website, Like qTranslate?

I would like to write my own little plugin for language switching. For that, the very first thing would be to get the rewrite rules running. I have been looking around the web for 2 hours, but I ...
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How to prevent apostrophes and quotes from appearing in permalinks?

I'm using custom permalinks "/%category%/%postname%/". Whenever a post title contains quotes or apostrophes they appear in the URL. Can someone tell me how prevent them from appearing in the slug? ...
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Can a custom post type have a Parent Page?

I've seen a lot of posts out there in the Webiverse about assigning a page as a parent of a custom post type. After four hours I can't find a solution and need some help. I've create an "About" page ...
6
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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 ...
6
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Taxonomy, Terms, and Template Files

I have post type 'product' and hierarchical taxonomy 'types' attached to it. In this taxonomy, I have terms: 'dry-clean', 'washer', etc. With several sub terms on each terms. In my situation, I need ...
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How to remove dates from existing permalinks?

After doing some research about dates on blogs, it seems like it is a good idea to remove them from the existing posts. Consider: Self-hosted (on Bluehost) Over 1,000 existing posts All posts are ...
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Meta_Query as a way how to setup CPT permalinks - is it a good thing?

I'm creating quite complex website for a literary magazine. For its custom post types Issue and Event, I wanted different permalink structure than for posts (which is basic http://example.com/%...
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Rewriting every url

I have a question regarding permalinks and rewriting url's. I am writing a translation plugin and I would like to add the language shortcode in my url (Something like http://eyewebz.com/EN/...
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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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Rewrite rule for Custom post type Monthly and Yearly archive

I have a custom post type "contest_recipe". I can view contest recipe posts by year and by date with the following urls: http://example.com/2011/?post_type=contest_recipe - shows all 2011 contest ...
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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 ...