I have a Custom Post Type called Whatever.

The slug for this CPT is whatever.

By default, I can access the posts archive in the frontend at /whatever and each post at /whatever/post-slug

But I would like to have a landing page for this section, which should be accessed at /whatever.

This would collide with the archive, and hence, I want to move the archive to be accessed at /whatever/results.

Briefing up:

I need to have a structure as follows:

/whatever (normal page with a slug set to whatever)
/whatever/results (archive for the whatever custom post type)
/whatever/post-slug (single post inside the whatever custom post type)

When registering the CPT, I can pass as an arg:

'rewrite' => ['slug' => 'whatever', 'with_front' => true],

But here, I need to have a subfolder, and doing:

'rewrite' => ['slug' => 'whatever/result', 'with_front' => true],

Doesn't work.

  • it doesn't have to collide, this looks like your solution to the collision problem, was there a reason you didn't ask about that instead? With the right changes a page at whatever/ is possible, with multiple methods to do it with pros and cons
    – Tom J Nowell
    Nov 23, 2022 at 12:49
  • @TomJNowell Thanks for helping. But, how can I have a landing page accessible at /whatever and also an archive page at the same URL without them colliding? Nov 23, 2022 at 12:52
  • ah I misunderstood
    – Tom J Nowell
    Nov 23, 2022 at 12:55
  • @TomJNowell All cool, thanks for helping! Nov 23, 2022 at 12:56

1 Answer 1


You can have a different slug for the archive by setting has_archive to a string:

        'has_archive' => 'whatever/results',
        'rewrite'     => array(
            'slug' => 'whatever',
        // ...etc.

I've tested that and it seems to do exactly what you needed.

  • Works like a charm. WP never ceases to amaze. Nov 24, 2022 at 13:19

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