For a custom post type page I'd like to completely remove the slug so that the URL structure mirrors http://my-domain.com/CPT-title/ or http://my-domain.com/CPT-category/CPT-title . If I set the rewrite parameter to

'rewrite' => array('slug' => '', 'with_front' => false)

Wordpress freaks out and I get 404 on all pages except for the CPT page. If I don't define slug at all, then it defaults to the CPT name.

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You have to set 'slug' to false and not a blank string.

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    I had tried the same code and had a problem, you're saying to set 'slug' to false so is this right or wrong 'rewrite' => array('slug'=>false,'with_front'=>false), this doesn't work for me the slug's still being generated. What should the code be? Thanks
    – Anagio
    Commented Dec 22, 2012 at 19:12
  • Setting the slug to false (and refreshing permalinks) seems to create a redirect for me to the full URL WITH the CPT-name/page-name Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 21:48

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