I'm trying to build a new WordPress theme using register_post_type to create a custom post type called listings.

I would like each listing to have the following permalink structure:


I'm not quite sure how to achieve this with the CPT controls listed in the Codex. Previously, I have a achieved a similar effect by creating a custom structure in Permalink Settings:


It has been suggested on the main forum that I use wp_rewrite, but wp_rewrite only seems to deal with incoming requests and does not change the way CPT posts are created.

To illustrate further with an image, I want to change the /listings/ part of the permalink URL to the post author's name. See image below.

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My plugin Custom Post Permalinks allows you to set permalink structures for custom post types and it supports post authors as part of a permastruct. However, while my plugin will enable you to set up that structure, I don't suggest using that structure. That structure will essentially make WordPress interpret all top-level pages as 404 errors (and second level pages, I think). You should be fine if you add the post type to anchor the beginning of the structure like this:

  • Cool plugin, works great!
    – jnthnclrk
    Oct 22, 2010 at 12:31
  • I followed your advice and accepted the need to maintain the initial /%post_type%/ section. But am now thinking it would be nice to add a /blog/ section to my non-custom post types for consistency.
    – jnthnclrk
    Oct 22, 2010 at 12:56

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