I'm am attempting to change the rewrite argument after it has been defined and passed as an argument for 'register_post_type' in a plugin. My issue is that I am utilizing a plugin that defines a custom post type. I can manually edit the rewrite argument in the plugin; however, doing so will mean that I have to do this every time the plugin updates. I was wondering if there is a way that I can change this with some code in another plugin or functions.php file.

I was thinking there might be a function that would allow me to alter these arguments or a way in which I could unregister and reregister the custom post type.

Any ideas?

  • See "solution" answer why I choose to close vote that one. – kaiser Oct 28 '13 at 17:26

I had a very similar question and found the answer. Take a look, it might be helpful for You aswell: Change custom post type to hierarchical after being registered


Which plugin are you using? If you are using custom post UI this is possible. I can point to the right direction once I know which plugin are you using?

  • I'm using WP E-Commerce. I want to change the rewrite rule without touching the plugin. – tollmanz Jun 12 '11 at 20:57
  • May be the solution is defining new taxonomies for the custom post type defined by WP E-Commerce. – Fahad Jun 12 '11 at 21:45

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