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I have this custom structure set for my permalinks: /archive/%postname%

With this, my URLs show as example.com/parent/child, which is the desired behavior. However, I'm adding a custom post type and this permalink structure is causing undesired URLs for the CPT. I want the permalink to be example.com/news/headline, but I'm getting example.com/archive/news/headline.

Here's my CPT:

 register_post_type('news', array(
  ...
  'public'   => true,
  'rewrite'  => array('slug' => 'news'),
  'supports' => array( 'title', 'page-attributes', 'editor', 'custom-fields')
));

Is there a better permalink structure I could use to achieve the URLs I require? Or is there something missing/wrong in my CPT that would fix this issue?

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Disable the with_front on rewrite while register_post_type.

In your case:

register_post_type('news', array(
  ...
  'public'   => true,
  'rewrite'  => array('slug' => 'news', 'with_front'=> false),
  'supports' => array( 'title', 'page-attributes', 'editor', 'custom-fields')
));
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  • This is what worked for me. At first my CPT pages were showing 404 after adding "with_front => false", I then disabled & reenabled all plugins and it started working. Thank you! – Sue A Apr 23 '20 at 18:45
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You can just use the "Post name" permalink structure, which is the same as /%postname%/. Pages will use the /parent/child/ structure, and your CPT - as-is - will use /news/%postname%/.

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  • I get a 404 error for all child pages when trying to use "Post name" permalink structure. – Sue A Apr 23 '20 at 17:36

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