Hey Wordpress Development,

I help manage a small starter template for my company and I was wondering if it's possible to set the permalink structure using either the functions file or wp_config file? The goal of this would be to help standardize practices. I've done a little bit of search but didn't find anything. Is it even a good idea?



You can customize permalink by using WordPress Rewrite_API in function file. See on codex


The permalink structure is stored in the option permalink_structure. You could manually update or filter this option to force a specific value.

You can try different settings and see what gets stored in this option by manually visiting the all options page /wp-admin/options.php and looking for permalink_structure.

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