In my wp site there is a custom post type movies.i used cpt plugin to create it. so if i have a post with title zootopia it's url appear as ,


however i want to change this url to

http://localhost/mysite/parent/movie/zootopia/.so when i click view post i want this url to appear in address bar

so i want to replace url /movie/ to /parent/movie/

i tried with add_rewrite_rule function

add_action('init', 'add_actor_url');
function add_actor_url()
    add_rewrite_rule( '^movie/([^/]*)', 'parent/movie/$matches[1]', 'top' );

but this doesn't work.it doesn't replace url http://localhost/mysite/movie/zootopia/ to http://localhost/mysite/parent/movie/zootopia/

is it really possible.if it's not then is there any other way to do that ?

1 Answer 1


You just need to set the slug to literally parent/movie. If you're doing it in code you set the 'rewrite' => 'slug' argument to 'parent/movie'. If it's in a plugin it would depend on the plugin, but there should be a setting for "slug" or similar.

  • but my post type is movie.so how can i set slug as parent/movie custom post type plugin support slug changes but without /
    – Fast Snail
    Oct 28, 2017 at 7:05
  • Then your issue is a support issue with the plugin developers. / is supported in code, so the plugin is over-aggressively sanitising the field. Note that the name is not the same as the slug. Oct 28, 2017 at 7:49

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