I have custom post types registered and they are working fine with their normal URLs. My Custom post types have 'members' as their slug. Now I am trying to have a custom permalink for my custom post types. Here is my $wp_write->add_rule

$wp_rewrite->add_rule('members/.+?/(.+)/$','index.php?post_type=pasha_members&name=$matches[1]', 'top');

Below is my $wp_rewrite->rules array.

    ['members/.+?/(.+)/$'] => 'index.php?post_type=pasha_members&name=$matches[1]'
    ['category/(.+?)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$'] => 'index.php?category_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]'
    ['category/(.+?)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$'] => 'index.php?category_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]'

And here is the url that I am trying to access, I am not able to figure out what I am doing wrong.


When I change Permalink settings to default in Settings->Permalink, I can access the custom post just fine using the following url.


Let me know if you need more information. Any help pointers are much appreciated.

NOTE: I have put the add_rule in init instead of activate just for the testing. I also have put the flush_rewrite_rules in the init, its also temporarily until its fixed.

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It appears that WordPress cuts off the final / before it starts matching the URL. So make it optional in the regex and it should work:


If the city and company parts will not contain slashes it could be even more clear to use [^/]+ to match them ("everything up to a slash"). Then your regex would become:


I created a plugin to analyze your rewrite rules, it is really easy to play with and debug your rules. Although you made me discover an error in it: it did not remove the final slash, so your first regex matched in my analyzer but not in the "real" WordPress. I'll update it soon!

  • Perfect!!! that did work. First I was using [^/]+ then I dropped it because I was not able to get it to work. Thank you. Commented May 20, 2011 at 7:47
  • One more question.. I want to reset the rewrite rules.. (i.e want wordpress to forget and then regenerate). so should I switch back to default in permalink settings and then back to custom. I think I messed up something now wordpress is going to home page for every url. Commented May 20, 2011 at 10:36

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