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I have a custom field that I would like to use as the post's slug. I'm able to get the custom field to be used as the slug for the post but I'm having problems attaching a /prefix/ before the postname.

This is the code I have so far (If you want to use something else, substitute /episode/ with your choice)

wp_update_post(array('ID' => $post->ID,'post_name' => 'episode/'. get_post_meta($post->ID,'incr_number', true)));

When it's save, the post's slug is domain/episode1 and I'm trying to get /episode/1.

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    Slugs can't contain slashes. – Milo Sep 18 '17 at 17:48
  • @Milo Can you move your comment as an answer? – Gregory Schultz Sep 18 '17 at 18:13
  • do you want to do this with a custom post type or with the basic posts ? – mmm Sep 18 '17 at 18:23
  • On basic posts. – Gregory Schultz Sep 18 '17 at 18:35
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Well it turns out you can't use a slash ('/') in the slug but I found a solution from How to set permalink structure via functions.php, set the permalink structure in your theme's functions.php file

add_action( 'init', function() {
global $wp_rewrite;
$wp_rewrite->set_permalink_structure( '/episode/%postname%/' );
} );

It will add /episode/ before the post slug

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