I have

custom post type -> resources
custom taxonomy  -> resources_type

I want custom permalinks where category base will be appended at the end instead of front

For example: I add a new resource with title "First resource" and assign term as type1

What I get - http://example.com/resources/resources-type/type1/first-resource

What i want - http://example.com/resources/first-resource/resources-type/type1

I am using the following argument code in register post type :

'rewrite' => array("slug" => "/resources/resources-type/%resources_type%"),

And then using following code to replace the "%resources_type%" in above code

function wpa_course_post_link( $post_link, $id = 0 ){
  $post = get_post($id);  
  if ( is_object( $post ) ){
      $terms = wp_get_object_terms( $post->ID, 'resources_type' );
      if( $terms ){
        return str_replace( '%resources_type%' , $terms[0]->slug , $post_link );
  return $post_link;  
add_filter( 'post_type_link', 'wpa_course_post_link', 1, 3 );

1 Answer 1


You can achieve the following permalink structure by simply overriding (without having to remove) the default one (you specified) for the resources post type:

/resources/%resources%/resources-type/%resources_type% <- preferred
/resources/resources-type/%resources_type%/%resources% <- default

And you can override it via add_permastruct() — first, register the post type without specifying the rewrite parameter which means the rewrite defaults to true/enabled and that the slug would be resources (i.e. the post type key or slug):

register_post_type( 'resources', array(
    'label' => 'Resources',
    'public' => true,
    // no need to set the 'rewrite' arg
) );

Then right after that, override the permalink structure like so:

add_permastruct( 'resources', '/resources/%resources%/resources-type/%resources_type%' );

where the format is — the important part is the {POST TYPE KEY}, which in your case is resources:

add_permastruct( '{POST TYPE KEY}', '{PERMALINK STRUCTURE}' );

(Don't forget to flush the rewrite rules — just visit the permalink settings page.)

How to disable /resources/%resources%

/resources/%resources% (i.e. /{POST TYPE KEY}/%{POST TYPE KEY}%) is automatically added if %{POST TYPE KEY}% is found in the permalink structure. You can remove it like so:

add_filter( 'resources_rewrite_rules', 'filter_resources_rewrite_rules' );
function filter_resources_rewrite_rules( $rules ) {
    $pattern = 'resources/([^/]+)/resources-type/';
    $p_length = strlen( $pattern );

    foreach ( $rules as $regex => $query ) {
        if ( $pattern !== substr( $regex, 0, $p_length ) ) {
            unset( $rules[ $regex ] );

    return $rules;

If the post type is hierarchical, then the $pattern would be resources/(.+?)/resources-type/.

And if you'd like to use the above code/function with another post type, you basically only need to replace the text "resources" with the proper post type key.

See https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/hooks/permastructname_rewrite_rules/ for more details on that filter.

  • Hi there Thanks for the solution .. It does resolve the issue .. and i get permalink like '/resources/%resources%/resources-type/%resources_type%' but issue is there is also another permalink which is working i,e '/resources/%resources%/ .. I don't want that second permalink at all
    – terminator
    Nov 16, 2018 at 9:01
  • Ok, I'll update the answer later.
    – Sally CJ
    Nov 17, 2018 at 3:29
  • Hi Sally , thanks for helping out . Looking forward for your update
    – terminator
    Nov 18, 2018 at 8:41
  • Please check the updated answer and let me know how it goes.
    – Sally CJ
    Nov 20, 2018 at 5:20
  • How is it, @terminator? If you've already found a solution, do share it with us. But I appreciate it if you could upvote the answer since (I believe that) it did help you. :)
    – Sally CJ
    Nov 20, 2018 at 23:26

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