I have a custom post type called 'event'. An event has multiple subpages like registration, speakers, contact us, etc. Currently the content is saved as one or more custom fields.

I would like to have an url structure like

  • events/{event_slug}/registration
  • events/{event_slug}/speakers
  • events/{event_slug}/contactus

With each URL displaying the information from each custom field, respectively.

Is there a way, we can achieve this in WordPress?

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    You could make the "event" CPT hierarchical and make the details subpages instead of custom fields.
    – WebElaine
    Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 19:45
  • Yeah..thats true...but alreay I have many events with this setup.. Now I think need to search for a soultion this way only I guess..or do i have a way to switch back to subpages?
    – gloom
    Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 20:18
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    From my perspective it would be easier to sort out the data and go from there, than live with a suboptimal setup. You could write a script to pull the custom fields out into their own separate "event" cpt posts with the appropriate parent.
    – WebElaine
    Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 20:46
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    You can auto-create the child pages pulling their content from the custom fields on the parent page, using this type of function: wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/85832/16 You'd need to modify the $child array to pull in the correct fields via a meta_query.
    – Michelle
    Commented Dec 10, 2019 at 21:52
  • Do not make subpages. Try using as query variable, ?v=registration or ?v=speakers. Using rewrite rules, you can make it a url. That being done, you can pull custom fields based on query variables by modifying Single event page.
    – Yatix
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 9:00

2 Answers 2


You may want to use this resource. You can create own post types links (and probably relational template structure)

They said you can create domain.com/{prefix}/{post-type-slug}/{postname} like URLs with their code (Also you create even custom ones).


One way is to enter an additional query variable and rewrite rule to set it. Meta fields will be displayed based on this new query variable.

add_filter( 'query_vars', 'se353995_query_vars' );
add_action( 'init', 'se353995_sublinks', 20 );

function se353995_query_vars( $vars )
    $vars[] = "subpage";
    return $vars;
function se353995_sublinks()
    $cpt_slug = 'events';
    $sublinks = '(registration|speakers|contactus)';


An example of how to display the page, single-events.php:

while ( have_posts() ) :

    // check what event subpage to display
    $qv = get_query_var( 'subpage', false );
    if ( $qv == 'registration' )
        // display "registration" subpage
        $customfield_reg = get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), 'meta_field_name', true) );
    else if ( $qv == 'speakers' )
        // display "child page" 
        $customfield_reg = get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), 'other_field_name', true) ;
        // default one
        get_template_part( 'content', 'single' );

endwhile; // End of the loop.

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