I've changed the URL structure of my WordPress post (not page) from:




I'd like to redirect the old structure /post/ to the new one via .htaccess, or plugin.

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    Please take a look at WP_Rewrite and search the rewrite archives on this page. Show us your research and your efforts to solve this problem and where exactly you're stuck.
    – kaiser
    Jan 10, 2014 at 7:36
  • If xxxxx would be your post-name I don't know what the problem is, because my WordPress installation redirects from /archive/post-name to /post-name by itself. Could you show us more?
    – Scuba Kay
    Jan 10, 2014 at 13:12
  • @Scuba Kay the xxxxx is id number of post not post name, my problem is my post archive in google like example.com/archive/xxxxx and i am change my link like example.com/post-nam . so when any user opne my site from google its show him 401 error Jan 10, 2014 at 14:05

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Try using wp_rewrite:

add_action('init', 'flush_rewrite_rules');

function custom_add_rewrite_rules( $wp_rewrite ) {
    $new_rules = array( 
        'archive/(\d+)' => '/?p=' . $wp_rewrite->preg_index(1)
    $wp_rewrite->rules = $new_rules + $wp_rewrite->rules;
add_action('generate_rewrite_rules', 'custom_add_rewrite_rules');

Use the plugin activation hook for the flush_rewrite_rules, because you only want this to happen all the time while developing. In production this should only happen when activating your plugin.

For more about flush_rewrite_rules: flush_rewrite_rules @ WordPress.org

  • what you mean about index.php?p= its for post or page ?? my problem for post Jan 10, 2014 at 14:48
  • That's just a typo.
    – Scuba Kay
    Jan 10, 2014 at 14:56
  • It is not a good idea to fresh and generate the rewrite rules on each activation, if WP was fired, only on plugin activation is it fine.
    – bueltge
    Jan 10, 2014 at 15:05
  • That's what I meant.
    – Scuba Kay
    Jan 10, 2014 at 15:06
  • so what can i do ?? Jan 10, 2014 at 15:11

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