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. So i want to change the url for default posts from:

url/postname > url/news/postname

Without affecting page urls and or custom post type urls. The only method i have so far found that achieved what i was looking for was:


add_action( 'init', 'my_new_default_post_type', 1 );
function my_new_default_post_type() {

register_post_type( 'post', array(
    'labels' => array(
        'name_admin_bar' => _x( 'Post', 'add new on admin bar' ),
    'public'  => true,
    '_builtin' => false, 
    '_edit_link' => 'post.php?post=%d', 
    'capability_type' => 'post',
    'map_meta_cap' => true,
    'hierarchical' => false,
    'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'post' ),
    'query_var' => false,
    'supports' => array( 'title', 'editor', 'author', 'thumbnail', 'excerpt', 'trackbacks', 'custom-fields', 'comments', 'revisions', 'post-formats' ),
) );

By re-registering the post type. But this also has the side effect that it creates a second menu item on the left side of the admin panel called post. They both contain the same data though.

Hopefully somebody has an answer to this problem.

1 Answer 1


There is no need to reregister the default post post type. You can just add a prefix to the permalink structure using the Permalinks settings, found under the main Settings menu in your WordPress administration panel:

Example of the permalinks settings

  • And this wont change all the urls for the pages? (cant try it at this current moment so)
    – N.Schipper
    Jul 1, 2013 at 22:18
  • 1
    Correct. The default WordPress pages will just use domain.tld/page-slug as they always do. Jul 2, 2013 at 8:11
  • Yes that indeed did the trick. Thank you very much :)
    – N.Schipper
    Jul 2, 2013 at 8:53
  • 3
    Make sure to set "with_front" to "false" on Custom Post Type initializations to avoid having the "blog" prefix on your Custom Post Types.
    – Aternus
    May 26, 2015 at 9:24
  • Thx, Aternus. Also, after setting with_front to false, go to /wp-admin/options-permalink.php in the backend (just visit the page once) - this will call flush_rewrite_rules() after which the new links will work correctly Nov 22, 2015 at 20:34

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