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I am trying to create a page that I can use inside of a custom post type.

I have a CPT named forums, so the url is: example.com/forums

I would like to have a page called new-topic with the url: example.com/forums/new-topic

I have been looking at parent/child relationships and url rewrites but I am completely lost.

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    How are you registering your custom post type? As long as you set it up to have an archive, example.com/forums should be the CPT Archive - which links out to individual forums - and example.com/forums/new-topic should already be displaying an individual forum called new-topic. It does not sound like you need any sort of hierarchy, unless a forum should be able to contain sub-forums. – WebElaine Sep 25 '17 at 13:32
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    I think you are right and I'm not thinking about the approach correctly. Thanks for the input, I will test it and if it works you should post it as an answer... – lukgoh Sep 25 '17 at 13:42
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Thanks to WebElaine for pointing out the obvious solution!

Just created a post in the custom post type and gave it a unique template, thus achieving the desired url.

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