At the moment my pages are:


And I want to look them like:


I combined this nice solution for adding an additional option to the permalinks page and this snippet for adding a custom base name to page permalinks.


Save the snippet below as wpse238124-page-base.php, place it in your plugins directory, and activate Page Base on your plugins page. Then, visit your permalinks page, enter your desired page base name e.g. example, and save the changes.

Plugin Name: Page Base
Plugin URI:
Description: Enables adding a base to page permalinks.
Version: 0.0.1
Author URI:
License: GPL2/Creative Commons

function wpse238124_page_base_load_permalinks() {
    if ( isset( $_POST['wpse238124_page_base'] ) ) {
        update_option( 'wpse238124_page_base', sanitize_title_with_dashes( $_POST['wpse238124_page_base'] ) );

    // Add a settings field to the permalink page
    add_settings_field( 'wpse238124_page_base', __( 'Page Base' ), 'wpse238124_page_base_field_callback', 'permalink', 'optional' );
add_action( 'load-options-permalink.php', 'wpse238124_page_base_load_permalinks' );

function wpse238124_page_base_field_callback() {
    $value = get_option( 'wpse238124_page_base' );  
    echo '<input type="text" value="' . esc_attr( $value ) . '" name="wpse238124_page_base" id="wpse238124_page_base" class="regular-text" />';

function wpse238124_page_base_rules() {
    $page_base = get_option( 'wpse238124_page_base' );

    if ( ! $page_base ) {

    global $wp_rewrite;
    $wp_rewrite->page_structure = $wp_rewrite->root . $page_base . '/%pagename%/'; 
add_action( 'init', 'wpse238124_page_base_rules' );

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