I am trying to build a custom permalink in wordpress for my custom post type artikelen (exact slug). I found code online and it seems to do the work with transforming the links with a custom structure %postname%/%postid%, but when I save my permalinks and go to a detail page I get a 404 error.

I am posting my code to demonstrate my way of working.

add_filter('post_type_link', 'wpse33551_post_type_link', 1, 3);

function wpse33551_post_type_link( $link, $post = 0 ){
    if ( $post->post_type == 'artikelen' ){
        return home_url( $post->post_name .'/'. $post->ID );
    } else {
        return $link;

add_action( 'init', 'wpse33551_rewrites_init' );

function wpse33551_rewrites_init(){
        'top' );

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translates to product/ followed by any number or nothing (and nothing more, not even a trailing slash). This doesn't sound like the thing you want to achieve.

Instead, try the following

function wpse33551_rewrites_init(){

which translates to:

  • ^ start of the string (ie, there is nothing else in front)
  • ([^/]+): at least one character that is not /
  • /: a slash
  • ([0-9]+): at least one number
  • /?: zero or one (trailing) slash
  • $: end of the string

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