So let's say i register a custom taxonomy called:


With a few terms such as: Microsoft, IBM, Apple

Under a CPT (custom post type) called projects:


/%year%/%monthnum%/%taxonomy%/%postname%/ this is the structure i am using;

http://www.example.com/projects/ - Displays All posts under 'projects'

http://www.example.com/projects/clients/ Displays a 404

http://www.example.com/projects/clients/ibm/ displays all posts under projects with the term ibm

How can i get Wordpress to display an Index of all the posts under Clients? so for example if the user visited /projects/clients/ all the posts with Microsoft, Apple and IBM would be displayed.

I know a method is to use a page and then query into the page, but in essence of SEO, and relevance, i can not name the page-slug something else.

Thanks in advance.

2 Answers 2


You need to write a custom rule. I did similar stuff for a recent project. Create a template, and assign it to a page, with slug as 'clients' (or anything you like, but change the slug in the following rule as well). Try the following code, use functions.php:

add_action('init', 'custom_rule');
function custom_rule()
    global $wp, $wp_rewrite;
    $wp_rewrite->add_rule('^projects/clients/', 'index.php?pagename=clients', 'top');

Then on that template, form a custom query with your desired params (clients taxonomy) and loop through it.

Note: After you put the above code in your functions.php file, go to Settings > Permalinks, and click on save.

Hope this helps (I recommend you try it locally first)!

  • where are you including that code Rutwick ?
    – Xavier
    Commented Oct 3, 2011 at 12:29
  • Please check my edited answer... Commented Oct 4, 2011 at 4:51

You cannot access the clients location because its not a term, its your taxonomy base.

http://www.example.com/projects/clients/ is taxonomy base. Its like accessing http://www.example.com/tags/ which doesn't work.

http://www.example.com/projects/clients/ibm/ is taxonomy term URL. Its like accessing http://www.example.com/tags/example which works.

If you want to access /clients/ URL then you should create a page with custom template that can display the contents of all posts under /clients/ taxonomy.

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