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Not sure if this is possible, but bear with me. I think I am halfway there.

First a little background: I'm using the build in hierarchy in WordPress to form relationships between post types. I have a post type called series that holds info on a TV series. I have another post type called content that has info on specific episodes and I use the built in post_parent field on the posts data table to point to a series.

So basically, I'm trying to do a rewrite/permalink structure similar to this for content:

http://website.com/%series-name%/%content-type%/%postname%

content-type is a taxonomy attached to content that has a few terms; episode, movie and special.

My idea to prevent rewrite collisions was to use this code, inspired by a previous question I had asked here

add_filter( 'rewrite_rules_array', 'content_rewrite_rules',10,1);
function content_rewrite_rules( $rules ) {
        $custom_rules = array();
        $type_terms = get_terms('veda_content_type', array('hide_empty'=>false));
        if(!is_wp_error($type_terms) && sizeof($type_terms) > 0) {
            foreach ($type_terms as $term) {
                $custom_rules['([^/]+)/'.$term->slug. '/([^/]+)/?$'] = 'index.php?post_type=veda_content&series_name=$matches[1]&pagename=$matches[2]';
            }
        }

        return array_merge($custom_rules , $rules);
    }

Using the rewrite analyzer, it seems that it sorta works, except it shows that the series_name query_var is crossed out in red and I'm not sure what that means. Rewrite 1 My question is: is there another, more efficient way to create the permalink that I want? Also, what the cross out mean?

EDIT: I'm trying to see if the rewrite works and my server is giving me bad request errors

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  • Also check out: core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14513
    – edelwater
    Jun 18, 2011 at 16:48
  • @edelwater I already have a good setup for doing the relationships between the post types, I just need help optimizing my rewrites. Jun 19, 2011 at 4:11
  • You should go to the WPSE Plugin repository and just comment on the plugin.
    – kaiser
    Aug 29, 2011 at 0:24

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I did find some solutions to the problems I had above:

Red strike through in the Rewrite Analyzer plug in means that the query_var wasn't defined before hand, so WP automagically deletes them. The other problem I had was solved here: Using %postname% tag with a Custom Permastruct creates 400 Bad Request Errors from the server

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