I know that's a common problem with the custom-post-types, but I'm stuck there. I created a custom-post-type named 'cpt_soins'. I have no page with similar name (singular/plural)...

I tried with 'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'nos-soins-et-services');

when I registered my custom post type in order to display a more pretty url than "/?cpt_soins=soins-visage-a-la-rose"... But I'm stuck with a 404 error.

I want this ugly permalink: "http://localhost:8888/wordpress/?cpt_soins=soins-visage-a-la-rose" ---> transformed into: "http://localhost:8888/wordpress/nos-soins-et-services/soins-visage-a-la-rose"

I know i can use the "add_rewrite_rule() with regex". But I did'nt get working. Could you give me the code please for the functions.php in order to get my permalink ?

Thanks a lot

5 Answers 5


Change this:

'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'nos-soins-et-services');

To this:

'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'nos-soins-et-services', 'with_front' => true);

  • I tried already front with true, but it did'nt worked. See my edited questions, I got it ! Everything rocks now... Apr 28, 2011 at 17:07
  • This would work but you may have written your code wrong. May 28, 2011 at 18:43

You need to flush the rewrite rules after changing the 'rewrite' arg. This can be done most easily by accessing WP Admin -> Settings -> Permalinks.

  • I have already force the flush, but without success (manually and within the code...) Apr 27, 2011 at 23:54
  • I've recently heard about a super-flush: Switch to default permalinks, save, then switch back to your chosen permalink structure. Don't know if it helps.
    – scribu
    Apr 28, 2011 at 0:00
  • Also, it would be useful if you posted the entire post type definition (without the labels, though).
    – scribu
    Apr 28, 2011 at 0:02
  • I already tried this. Without success... Apr 28, 2011 at 0:14

I've got it ! I used the plugin "Custom Post Type UI" in order to register my custom-post-type. I was stucked with my permalinks problems so I decided to redo everything manually without plugin. So I took the code from the codex to register my custom-pot-type and my taxonomies. I create a page template for displaying my custom-post-type, create some article under my custom post-type, and so on. Now everything work like a charm (category with my taxonomies and my articles asides my custom-post-types and top of that : the pretty permalinks).

I left the 'rewrite' => true. Nothing to do anymore... Don't bother with the permalinks. Just the for the fun I tried with 'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'my-word-for-my-permalink'), It works as well !

Don't forget to flush the permalinks manually and within your register function for cpt (at least once) in the functions.php...

Does anybody got some similar problem with the plugin "Custom Post Type UI" ? Which plugin do you use for create/manage your custom-post-types ?

Thanks everybody and have fun with your custom-post-types ! :-)


Your pretty URL is not working because you have not introduced the line 'rewrite' => false, in the argsarray while declaring the Custom Post Type.

Use this code to solve your problem....Hope this works for you

//This function is to register the archive page of post type
function add_rewrite_rules($aRules) {
$aNewRules = array('nos-soins-et-services/?$' => 'index.php?post_type=cpt_soins');
$aRules = $aNewRules + $aRules;
return $aRules;
add_filter('rewrite_rules_array', 'add_rewrite_rules');

//This function is to set your Custom URL Structure and replace it with default structure
function rewrite_flush(){
  global $wp_rewrite;
  $cpt_soins_structure = 'nos-soins-et-services/%cpt_soins%';
    $wp_rewrite->add_rewrite_tag("%cpt_soins%", '([^/]+)', "cpt_soins=");
    $wp_rewrite->add_permastruct('cpt_soins', $cpt_soins_structure, false);

It looks like you're using the default permalink setup. You need to enable URL rewriting with mod_rewrite to get 'pretty' permalinks. Read the codex permlinks page for more info.

  • Nope ! I used this one : /%postname%. My rewrite -> slug didn't worked for my custom post type, so I turned it off with false. I know there's a solution like : add_action( 'init', 'ss_permalinks' ); function ss_permalinks() { add_rewrite_rule( '([^/]+)/all/?', 'index.php?view=all&service=$matches[1]', 'top' ); } add_filter( 'query_vars', 'ss_query_vars' ); function ss_query_vars( $query_vars ) { $query_vars[] = 'view'; return $query_vars; } But I'm a newbie with regex, I don't get the regex code with the add_rewrite_rule() function... Apr 27, 2011 at 23:49
  • if flushing the rules doesn't work as Scribu said, there must be an error elsewhere, you certainly should not have to add a rewrite rule manually. post all of your cpt code here so we can have a look.
    – Milo
    Apr 27, 2011 at 23:59
  • code register_post_type('cpt_soins', array( 'label' => 'cpt_soins','description' => 'offres/produits menu Soins & services','public' => true,'show_ui' => true,'show_in_menu' => true,'capability_type' => 'post','hierarchical' => false, code Apr 28, 2011 at 0:10
  • code'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'nos-soins-et-services'),'query_var' => true,'supports' => array('title','editor','excerpt','trackbacks','custom-fields','comments','revisions','thumbnail','author','page-attributes',),'taxonomies' => array('category','post_tag',),code Apr 28, 2011 at 0:11
  • code'labels' => array ('name' => 'cpt_soins','singular_name' => 'cpt_soins','menu_name' => 'Soins & services','add_new' => 'Nouvel article','search_items' => 'Search Soins & services','not_found' => 'Aucun article trouvé','not_found_in_trash' => 'Aucun article dans la poubelle','parent' => 'Parent Soins & services', ),) );code Apr 28, 2011 at 0:13

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