Questions tagged [slug]

A slug is a few lowercase words separated by dashes, describing a post and is usually derived from the post title to create a user-friendly (that is readable and without confusing characters) permalink. The post slug substitutes the `%posttitle%` placeholder in a custom permalink structure. A post slug should not be changed and is especially useful if the post title tends to be long or changes frequently.

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Remove slug from custom post type post URLs

It seems that all web resources based on the subject of removing a custom post type slug ie yourdomain.com/CPT-SLUG/post-name are now very outdated solutions often referencing pre WP version 3.5 ...
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Change the Author Slug from Username to Nickname

Hi to the community, is it possible to change the default username slug to nickname if is available? By default the url is something like: http://domain.tld/author/(admin) , is it possible to ...
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How do I retrieve the slug of the current page?

I am trying to retrieve the slug of the current WordPress page outside the loop. The title of the page returns with wp_title (), but how can I get the slug? <li> <a href="/slug-of-current-...
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Rename files during upload using variables

I'd like to rename files during upload and set their names to the post slug the files are being attached to, plus some random characters (a simple incremental counter will de just fine) to make the ...
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Force post slug to be auto generated from title on save

I'm running a property site where many properties are sold in apartment blocks. Because of this what the content editors do is create a post/property with all the details and then use a duplicate ...
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Regenerate Slugs From Title of Posts

is it possible to regenerate the slugs programmatically after changing the titles of the post? Numerous post titles were updated and the slug was not updated with the title so I need to regenerate all ...
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Custom Post Type Slug / Page Slug Conflict - Prevent use of reserved slug on page save?

I have a custom post type of portfolio (slug portfolio) in my theme and all is working well except one thing. When people create a page with a slug of portfolio, eg: example.com/portfolio, the theme ...
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Change author base slug for different roles

Is it possible to change the author base slug according to his role? For example, authors get example.com/ninja/%username% and subscribers get example.com/trainee/%username%? I am thinking of ...
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Redeclare/Change Slug of a Plugin's Custom Post Type

Is it possible to redeclare/change the slug of a plugin's existing custom post type (without simply editing the plugin)? That is, if Plugin X creates a custom post type with the slug /uncookedtoast/, ...
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Change slug on post creation

I currently use Post name for the permalink structure. I want to add text from a field at the end of the permalink. Is there any hook for the permalink creation when a Post is published? In my case, ...
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custom htaccess rewrite rule for page

i have a page in wordpress called "video". its page id is 6, and its slug is "video" in my theme ive set it up to show content based on GET variables here is the URL rewrite im trying to set up: ...
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Theme localization of “slugs” (custom post types, taxonomies)

in my theme I want to define a series of custom post types and custom taxonomies, each one having its own customized slug; the base language of my theme is english, therefore the slugs will be in ...
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how to get page id of a page using page slug

I'm pretty new to WordPress and I was wondering if I could get a page id with its slug. Is it possible please let me know?
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Remove Slug from Custom Post Type

I was wondering how i can remove the prefix from the slugs of custom post types using htaccess rules or any other appropriate method. Currently my custom post types look like this: http://www.domain....
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Change the “page” slug in pagination

Simple question. When pagination is activated, the URL changes to "site.com/page/2". For my site, this should be "site.com/paggetto/2". How can I change that rewrite rule? I also want to change "...
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custom taxonomy and pages rewrite slug conflict gives 404

I'm using the Custom Post Type UI plugin to create my custom taxonomies. I have a portfolio that is made up of projects (custom post type) with 2 custom taxonomies of technologies and clients. The ...
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Can I use a number for a post/page slug?

Is it possible to use a number for a post/page slug? I have tried to use e.g. '123' for my page slug, but each time WordPress converts it to '123-2'. I'm guessing that any number is perhaps ...
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Remove taxonomy base or term from url

I know there are a lot of posts about this here, but NONE of them have answered my problem. I am working with a custom built theme that has a custom category type (named messagetypes). I have a ...
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How do I get a post (page or CPT) ID from a title or slug?

I've scoured the Codex, failed to get get_page_by_title() to work and am quite surprised that there doesn't seem to be a standard WP function for this task. I need to get the ID of any given post/ ...
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Stop WordPress from reserving slugs for media items?

I am experiencing some odd behavior, that apparently happens "out of the box" with WordPress. If I upload a file through the media manager called: services.jpg; then go try to create a page with the ...
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Slug Formatting : Acceptable Characters?

I have done a lot of googling on this so I sincerely apologize if there is a codex entry for this but for the life of me I can not find a hard and fast rule about what characters are acceptable in a "...
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How do I use the same post slug for different Categories?

I want to use the same post slug for different categories. Because I will have different projects with the same slug. I already have the post slug email. The second slug email becomes email-2, but I ...
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Dynamic taxonomy in permalink made all other posts NOT FOUND?

I added my taxonomies in the permalink instead of the Custom Post Type's slug, and it works fine. I'd even say everything was working fine but changing the WP installation to Multisite broke all other ...
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How to add dot(“.”) in post slug

How to add dot(.) in post slugs? In our blog, we are writing about websites and would like to use their exact address as slug like this: ourdomain.com/example1.com But dots are either removed when ...
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Where is the old post permalink slug stored?

I published an article with permalink slug: http://domain.com/writing Then after publishing, I changed the permalink slug to writing-lorem. Now, whenever I visit /writing, it redirects to /writing-...
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Remove parent slug for child pages

I'm looking for a plugin/custom function that removes the parent slug of a child's page permalink. Something that automatically changes the permalink for child pages. Example: www.blog.com/products/...
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How to make draft posts or posts in review accessible via full url / slug?

I am running a website with WordPress 4.2 and have changed the way draft posts or posts in review status are displayed to non logged in users (these posts are, too, visible to anyone who visits the ...
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Set default (auto) slug prefix for Tags

Is it possible to add default prefix to the slug of each newly added Tag. So that full slug, would be stored in database (no rewrites). For example: Name: Tag1 -> Slug: prefix-tag1 Name: Tag2 -> ...
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Is there a maximum slug length?

A client just created a post with a really long slug (90 characters), no special characters (other than hyphens) etc. Whenever the link to that post was clicked, including the "Preview" or "View this ...
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When creating a WordPress page, a “-2” suffix is added to new pages' permalinks

I have noticed after deleting an original page in WordPress with lets say a permalink of your_domain.com/contact/ and then trying to recreate the same page with the same name/slug, my WP is generating ...
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How to remove certain words from url slug

Trying to create a SEO plugin, that will remove stop words from slugs. This is how to explode the $slug into a list, and explode the variable containing the stop words : add_filter ('sanitize title'...
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Is it possible to get a page link from its slug?

Is it possible to get a page's permalink from the slug alone? I'm aware that you can get the page's permalink from the ID using get_page_link(): <a href="<?php echo get_page_link(40); ?>">...
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Custom Post type & Taxonomy URL structure

I have a custom post type products and a custom taxonomy 'Product Categories' with the slug products. My goal: I'm trying to create a URL structure like so: Product Post Type Archive: products/ ...
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Wordpress slug issue with non-latin characters

I'm using permalinks in WP as: domain.com/category/post_name The issue is that post names have non-latin characters such as chinese, hebrew, and arabic. So it encodes them to something like: %20%18%...
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custom slug for custom post type

Hi and thanks for reading. I want to insert the post author into my custom post type slug. Example: http://example.com/charts/%author%/ Any ideas how to accomplish this? Here is my custom post ...
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Priority for Categories, Tags, Taxonomies, Posts, Pages and Custom Posts with same url

I have been reading dozens of posts and honestly, I have many doubts on how this work. Furthermore, I think that with WP3.1 more issues have been added here because I am having even more problems now ...
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Interesting Custom Post Type Slug with Taxonomy and Custom Field

I have created a custom post type called "events" and have also created a custom taxonomy which only shows up on this specific post type through which the admin must select an "event category" (terms)....
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Combining Multiple Taxonomies in one URL

I'm creating a complex site with a product catalog with two custom taxonomies. They are Brands and Types. Brands - Canon - Toshiba - HP Types - Printers - Scanners - Multifunction I need a page ...
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Using Custom Fields in Custom Post Type URL

I'm developing a car site that has showrooms. Each showroom needs it's own custom URL based on it's location. The location (City and County/State) is already inserted as two custom fields. So for ...
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How does WordPress generate URL slugs?

Is there a page somewhere that details exactly how WordPress generates slugs for URLs? I'm writing a script that needs to generate URL slugs identical to the ones WordPress generates.
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How can I find plugins' slug?

I'm wondering how can I find plugins' slug (slug = internal name used by WordPress to do plugin updates and to determine which plugins are currently active)? It is usually plugin's folder name but if ...
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Get list of all registered post types slugs

I'd like to get a list (array) of all the post types I registered. Precisely I would like to retrieve their slugs. Could someone help me? thanks!
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Taxonomy archive with same slug as custom post type?

My head hurts... Here is what I have: Custom post type: Our People, slug => our-peopleTaxonomy: Job Title, slug => job-title I have an archive page for the Our People CPT at domain.com/our-people. ...
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Removing the number in a category slug

I have a category that ends with -2, and there's no way I can change it back to the plain word. I know there are problems with numeric slugs, but this is just a word. I also know that a common answer ...
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Prevent page slug from interfering with custom post type archive permalink?

In my plugin, I'm creating a custom post type that has an archive and uses the rewrite parameter to choose a slug: $args = array ( 'public' => true, 'has_archive' => true, 'rewrite' ...
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Setting a title on a Custom Post Type that doesn't support titles

I have a CPT called "profile" that only supports the editor and thumbnail. Each user is limited to posting just 1 profile. I'm looking for a way to prefill the title and slug fields with the display ...
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Possible to create a new post and have the Title and Slug automatically use the post's ID?

For a given Custom Post Type, I'd like that every time I create a new post (by using the Dashboard, clicking the button "Add new"), that the slug and Title assume this post's ID. I belive that the ID ...
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How to customize this automatic slug shortener with an overrwrite function

I am using a slick little piece of code which I have included within my functions file which automatically takes any information entered into the title of a new post and create a slug with specific ...
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Get taxonomy slug from url

Sorry I'm new to taxonomies & trying to learn quickly. I've set up sectors and assigned a post to it. If I go to the post, I can see the URL has www.mydomain.com/sectors/auto/ How can I get auto ...
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Change slug with custom field

I want to change the slug of a post with a custom field. In example, if the custom field is "keyword" my post link will become: mysite.com/keyword. If the custom field is empty, i want to generate a ...