I want to add /post/ to the default post post type url. I have tried it by register the 'post' post type as follows:

function fdm_register_post_types() {

   // Get post post type object
   $object = get_post_type_object( 'post' );

   // Set rewrite argument
   $object->rewrite = array( 'slug' => 'post', 'with_front' => false );

   // Reregister post type
   register_post_type( 'post', $object );

add_action( 'init', 'fdm_register_post_types' );

No success.

According to this Stack post, you need to set the permalink structure (under settings -> permalinks) to /post/%postname%/ and set other post types rewrite argument to:

'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'post_type_name', 'with_front' => false),

This works fine, but when I visit my author pages now. I can only visit them like /post/author/name/ and not /author/name/.

Is there a better solution for editing the 'post' post type or should I change something in the author functionality?

1 Answer 1


Using the permalink settings to configure your post permalinks, then modifying the author permalinks seems like the way to go.

I set up the permalink rules like this:


Then used this code to modify the author permalinks (source):

// change base of author pages- need to save permalinks to take effect
function wpse82004_change_author_permalink(){
    global $wp_rewrite;
    $wp_rewrite->author_base = 'author';
    $wp_rewrite->author_structure = '/' . $wp_rewrite->author_base . '/%author%';
add_action( 'init','wpse82004_change_author_permalink' );

Remember to save permalinks afterwards.

  • Thanks for your answer. This seems to work, but do you know why this can't be done by editing the 'post' post type rewrite arguments?
    – Robbert
    Sep 13, 2016 at 14:03
  • Glad it worked for you (I tested it and it worked for me too.) Author permalinks are not post post type permalinks; they are handled independently and there is no UI available to implement the code in the answer. Sep 13, 2016 at 14:08
  • No I mean, why am I not able to edit the post post type base (without doing it under settings -> permalinks), so that I not even need to edit the author base.
    – Robbert
    Sep 13, 2016 at 14:16
  • Pretty sure you'd have to modify the author base to achieve the configuration you're after regardless. The post permalink structure is stored under the permalink_structure option and that would need to be taken into account to make sure you're not fighting that when changing the settings programmatically. Sep 13, 2016 at 14:44

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