I can get the permalink of a specific post tag or category, but what if I want to get the permalink of a custom post type? I can't find anything in the Codex or anywhere else about how to do this.


How about href="<?php echo get_post_type_archive_link( $post_type ); ?>", where $post_type is your post type?

Further reading: Codex


Within the loop, you can simply use the_permalink(). Outside of the loop, you can use get_permalink( $id ).

  • That returns the permalink of a specific post or page. I want to return the permalink of a post type. So, for instance, if there is a post type called "movie reviews", and the permalink of that post type is "www.website.com/movie-reviews", how do I get that permalink? Maybe this is not a true permalink technically, I just want the URL of that post type. – Industrial Themes Oct 25 '11 at 12:48

Or, for what it's worth, get_term_link($term, $taxonomy); - Codex.


I know this post might be old but just in case someone else is searching the function that does this, here's the one i wrote. $post_type must be passed as a variable :)

if( !function_exists( 'wp_get_post_type_link' )  ){
    function wp_get_post_type_link( &$post_type ){

        global $wp_rewrite; 

        if ( ! $post_type_obj = get_post_type_object( $post_type ) )
            return false;

        if ( get_option( 'permalink_structure' ) && is_array( $post_type_obj->rewrite ) ) {

            $struct = $post_type_obj->rewrite['slug'] ;
            if ( $post_type_obj->rewrite['with_front'] )
                $struct = $wp_rewrite->front . $struct;
                $struct = $wp_rewrite->root . $struct;

            $link = home_url( user_trailingslashit( $struct, 'post_type_archive' ) );       

        } else {
            $link = home_url( '?post_type=' . $post_type );

        return apply_filters( 'the_permalink', $link );

Hope it helps ! :)

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