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Inside my plugin, I have a page template that I would like it to follow a specific structure.

I would like the template to always use the /%postname%/ permalink structure regardless of what the default permalink structure is set to.

So if someone's structure is set to domain.com/p=123 it will load domain.com/page-name if this template is selected.

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There are different filters available to create the custom permalinks for the posts, custom posts or pages:

Here is the sample code based on your query:

public function custom_permalink_for_page_template( $url, $post ) {

      if ( is_page() && is_admin() && is_page_template( 'custom_page_template' ) {

         return str_replace( get_site_url(), untrailingslashit( get_site_url() ) . "/custom-permalink-structure", $url );

      } else {
        return $url;
      }
    }

You can also validate the permalink structure settings in the if condition

get_option( 'permalink_structure' )

  • None of this will work if the user has their permalink structure set to Plain. – Jacob Peattie Jul 6 '18 at 7:53
  • Maybe I wasn't very clear. I'm wanting to know if I can set a template to use a specific permalink structure, like post name (domain.com/sample-post) even if the default permalink structure is set to the plain structure (domain.com/?p=123) – Nylah Rogers Jul 12 '18 at 21:21

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