I have created a custom post type with custom taxonomies. Now I need help with the permalinks.

Now is like that:

  • custom post type archive: example.com/custom-post-type/
  • taxonomy archive: example.com/taxonomy/
  • single custom post type: example.com/custom-post-type/single/

It should be like that:

  • custom post type archive: example.com/custom-post-type/
  • taxonomy archive example.com/custom-post-type/taxonomy/
  • single custom post type: example.com/custom-post-type/taxonomy/single/

How can I achieve that?

  • for single custom post type, do you mean /cpt/term/single/, or do you want the name of the taxonomy there? Aug 30, 2012 at 16:48
  • That's right. The URL will be /CPT/TERM/SINGLE/
    – rodboc
    Aug 30, 2012 at 17:21
  • Are you using just one taxonomy? Aug 30, 2012 at 17:23
  • No, there'll web seven or eight taxonomies.
    – rodboc
    Aug 30, 2012 at 19:06

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Plugin Recommendation

I've had some great experience with the plugin Custom Post Type Permalinks.

Here's the settings panel that it provides which allows you to define your structure per custom post type.

Custom Post Type Permalinks Admin

Adding More Permalink Tags

If you want to further extend the permalink structure tags for your needs you can take a look at the add_rewrite_tag API function.

CTP Tax Archive

The CPT Permalinks plugin won't take care of your CPT Tax archive, so you need to add the following rewrite rule to your functions.php file:


You will obviously need to replace your-cpt and the taxonomy names in the regex.


I highly recommend you to use the Monkeyman Rewrite Analyzer to help understand what rewrites are registered and how they match your URLs.

Hope this helps you out.


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