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I have a series of products which are organized into categories like:

  • Windows
    • Product Lines
      • Specific Window type post

Initially I created a page (/windows) which links to the individual product lines. Each Product Line (category) has the name and short description.

The problem I discovered is that the post category(also /windows) takes precedence over the page when you click on Windows in a menu. Taking you to the Windows category instead of the Windows page. Is it possible to create a url that consists of a mix of page, category and finally posts?

site.com/windows/serenity/casement
           ^       ^         ^
         Page   Category    Post

Is there a better method here? This is starting to seem sloppy to me. In the end, I'd like to keep the individual products as posts.

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I don't think so. Why not try something like this:

  1. A permalink structure like this: /%category%/%postname%/

  2. Category: Windows

    Sub-Category: Serenity

    Create a post and assign it to "Serenity" (sub-category), and publish it.

The post's URL would now look just the way you want it to: http://site.com/windows/serenity/post-name/ and most importantly it should work the way you want it to as well.

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  • I was still having the issue where the category is taking precedence over the page of the same name. In this case it was just simpler to switch to nested pages
    – Fireflight
    Oct 10, 2013 at 16:55
  • @Fireflight "...issue where the category is taking precedence over the page of the same" - it always will. While you can have same name, you can't have the same slug for both categories and pages.
    – its_me
    Oct 10, 2013 at 17:12

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