I've installed the Custom Post Types UI plugin and have made a post type and taxonomy. When I click 'add new' to make a new post the slug always defaults to:-


I would like the permalink for posts to inlcude the heirachy of taxomonies to show something like this:-


How would I achieve this?

Many thanks


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What is the setting of your permalinks under settings/permalinks? Have you tried using Custom Structure: /%category%/%postname%/ ?

  • My permalink structure is set to custom with the following structure /%day%/%monthnum%/%year%/%post_id%/%author%/ I thought this only affects posts/pages (the default post types that WordPress uses). So does this setting affect custom post types too? Nov 13, 2018 at 13:14
  • I think so. Maybe try this plugin which says it allows separate permalink structures for custom post types : en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/custom-post-type-permalinks
    – retrocool
    Nov 13, 2018 at 22:27
  • I have tried both of those and don't seem to be having any luck. I have a category called 'Entertainment' and a taxonomy called 'Gaming'. This is the structure I would like:- domain.com/entertainment/gaming/post_name However, with the following permalink structure:- entertainment/%custom_taxonomy_slug%/%postname%/ the 'custom_taxonomy_slug' tag doesn't work. Nov 14, 2018 at 9:12

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