I think thats a quick one:

I've got:

  1. Custom post type: Food
  2. Custom taxonomy (Registered to Food): Fruits
  3. Terms in Fruits: Apple, Orange, Cherry

If I type in example.com/food?fruits=Apple,Cherry, I get all posts in Fruits with the terms Apple and Cherry, thats great!

But I would like to type in example.com/food/fruits/Apple,Cherry or example.com/food/Apple,Cherry to get the same result.

I´ve tried different permalink and rewrite plugins related to custom posts but nothing helped.

Thank you,



1 Answer 1


You have to build up the link structure by using filters post_link and post_type_link:

add_filter('post_link', 'territorio_permalink', 10, 3);
add_filter('post_type_link', 'territorio_permalink', 10, 3);

function territorio_permalink($permalink, $post_id, $leavename) {
if (strpos($permalink, '%territorio%') === FALSE) return $permalink;

// Get post
$post = get_post($post_id);
if (!$post) return $permalink;

// Get taxonomy terms
$terms = wp_get_object_terms($post->ID, 'territorio','orderby=term_order');
if (!is_wp_error($terms) && !empty($terms) && is_object($terms[0]))
$taxonomy_slug = $terms[0]->slug.'/'.$terms[1]->slug; //build here
else $taxonomy_slug = 'not-yet';

return str_replace('%territorio%', $taxonomy_slug, $permalink);

Where hotel is the post type and territorio is a hierarchical taxonomy.

In post type creation use:

'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'anything-you-want/%territorio%','with_front' => false),

Note: if you want deeper links, your build should go deeper:

$taxonomy_slug = $terms[0]->slug.'/'.$terms[1]->slug.'/'.$terms[2]->slug;
  • Thank you, that works pretty well! But I have another custom post type which is using the same taxonomy and I always get posts of both categories.
    – dee
    Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 20:00
  • not categories but custom post types
    – dee
    Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 20:07
  • I get the same posts by typing example.com/food/fruits/Apple,Cherry or example.com/meal/fruits/Apple,Cherry, I think wordpress no more care about the /food or /meal.
    – dee
    Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 20:12
  • I'm not into sharing taxonomies, as we talked here: wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/55055/… Is ok same values in two different taxos but same taxos turn things a mess when filtering.
    – Diana
    Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 20:18

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