Lets say I have a archive page with pagination where I use
wp_pagenavi for pagination under the URL
example.com/articles/news. When the pagination is used, the URL changes to
.../page/3, and so on.
Lets also say I have a custom post type with the slug
newsposttype where I have a rewrite rule like this:
'rewrite' => array('slug => 'articles/news'). This is done to produce urls where views will be shown under e.g.
articles/news/my-amazing-news-story, instead of
However, now the rewrite interferes with the pagination. Any URL
.../page/4, and so on, will display a 404 until I remove the rewrite from the custom post type.
One solution is to change either the archive URL or the rewrite on the custom post type. But, since the site has been in production for a fair amout of time, the URLs are indexed by Google. Is there a way to tell the rewrite rule not to apply when the url starts with
example.com/articles/news/page/, or any way to work around this issue without changing the URLs?
I've seen the WordPress can add a suffix to differentiate the URLs, here and here, but I don't know if that is what I want. Ideally, I could tell the rewrite not to do anything if the URL has the
post bit in it.