I would like to rewrite the default post type URL to /blog/2016/11/my-post-name/ without affect the other post type url. I tried:

function remove_default_post_type() {

add_action( 'init', 'set_default_post_type', 1 );

function set_default_post_type() {
        'labels' => array(
            'name_admin_bar' => _x( 'Post', 'add new on admin bar' ),
        'public' => true,
        '_builtin' => false,
        '_edit_link' => 'post.php?post=%d',
        'capability_type' => 'post',
        'map_meta_cap' => true,
        'hierarchical' => false,
        'rewrite' => array(
            'slug' => 'blog/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/',
            'with_front'=> false,
        'query_var' => false,
        'supports' => array( 'title', 'editor', 'author', 'thumbnail', 'excerpt', 'trackbacks', 'custom-fields', 'comments', 'revisions', 'post-formats' ),

But with no success. The url stay as /blog/my-post. Is there one way to have permalinks of default post type like /blog/2016/11/my-post-name/ (where 2016 is the year of post and 11 is the month of post) Without affect others post types urls?

  • you can't re-register a built-in post type, post permalink is controlled by Settings > Permalinks page, you can get the format you want there. – Milo Nov 4 '16 at 16:14
  • @Milo I tried this config in admin with blog/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/ in admin panel but this affect other custom post type that already exists in the project including yoast breadcrumb trail – WpDev Nov 4 '16 at 16:37
  • custom post types should be registered with with_front set to false so the post permalink structure is not prepended. – Milo Nov 4 '16 at 16:44
  • @Milo as an answer please :) – Rarst Nov 4 '16 at 16:50
  • @Milo you're right.. Please make an answer ;) – WpDev Nov 4 '16 at 17:51

Use the field in the admin Settings > Permalinks page to set your permalink structure to /blog/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/.

To prevent custom post types from inheriting the post permalink structure, set with_front to false in your register_post_type arguments for all custom post types.

Version 4.4 also added the register_post_type_args filter to allow modification of post type arguments for types registered by code you don't have access to change.


You can use Custom Permalink plugin https://ru.wordpress.org/plugins/custom-permalinks/

But it can't use permalink "templates". You will need to enter your custom permalink for each post on editing page.

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