So I've created a custom post type, say reviews, and its archive is available at <domain>/reviews/. I want to categorize them by date. So every day (or week) I publish a reviews type post and I want its url to be <domain>/reviews/2013/09/05/<post-name>, so that users will be able to list all the reviews from specific year, month or day. Just like we have a similar feature for the regular posts. All the plugins I've tried are old and aren't working with WP 3.6. So is there any solution (maybe even built-in)? Or at least some direction so I can code it myself? I would appreciate any help.

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Custom post types can not use the "day/name" permalink structure defined in WordPress permalinks settings. You need to add your own rewrite rules to fit your needs.

For example:

function my_rewrite_rules(){
    // Replace custom_post_type_slug with the slug of your custom post type
    add_rewrite_rule( 'custom_post_type_slug/([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([0-9]{1,2})/(.+)/?$', 'index.php?custom_post_type_slug='.$matches[4], 'top' );

Note that I've not tested the code above. You need to flush the rewrite rules before you test it.

  • Thanks for the help, however this rewrite rule redirects to the index page for some reason + as I understand, there's no option for archive for custom post types (just like we have for regular posts <domain>/2013/09 etc.), which is the important part here. Am I right?
    – somebody
    Sep 6, 2013 at 10:41
  • Are you really redirected to index page? I've tried a similar rewrite rule and I'm no redirected, I get the home page of my site but there is no redirection, so I think the rewrite rules are not the corrects but I still think that this can be done adding the correct rewrite rules.
    – cybmeta
    Sep 6, 2013 at 11:01
  • Yes, instead of the article itself, I get an index page (which is a progress in some sense, because previously I simply got 404).
    – somebody
    Sep 6, 2013 at 11:09
  • I have no time today to investigate this. You can check this plugin and see how it does the job.
    – cybmeta
    Sep 6, 2013 at 11:18
  • Thank you so much! It works fine now. How could have I missed this plugin!
    – somebody
    Sep 6, 2013 at 11:32

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