I want to forward a link to another link but internally. I've set up the wordpress to show post links like this - https://asif.bzstage.com/medical/website/nyc/ which only throws 404 error. However If you visit https://asif.bzstage.com/location/website/nyc/ (location instead of medical), it works. So I want to forward any url containing medical to location.

Thanks in advance for your help

  • What's your custom post type slug? May 25, 2019 at 2:55
  • @filipecsweb location May 27, 2019 at 14:28

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The code below should work for you as long as:

  1. Your CPT slug is location.
  2. You don't have a custom query_var registered for your CPT location. You probably don't have. Refer to https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_type#query_var for more information, it's very usefull, btw.

And I'm assuming the string nyc is the slug of your single custom post.

function rewrite_medical_url() {
    add_rewrite_rule( '^medical/[^/]+/([^/]+)/?', 'index.php?location=$matches[1]', 'top' );

add_action( 'init', 'rewrite_medical_url' );

Put the code in your functions.php file.

In order for the rewrite rule start taking effect you should visit Settings > Permalinks to flush your permalinks.

  • Thank you so much! I've tried the same thing before expect using + in it. My custom post is little complicated. This refers to my another question - wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/338623/… Both of the top slugs are actually taxonomies.However putting two %sector%/%service% breaks wordpress' normal permalinks. So I am now using sector/%service% while internally forwarding sector. If there is a better solution to my question(that I linked in this comment), could you please help me with that? May 27, 2019 at 20:16
  • I'll take a look at it. Cheers. May 27, 2019 at 20:17

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