[wp-hackers] Slug URL Problems, with Custom Post Type and Pages

John Blackbourn johnbillion+wp at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 19:19:14 UTC 2011

On 14 February 2011 18:49, Robert Lusby <nanogwp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a Custom Post Type "Events", using the slug "events".
> So, new events end up at: http://www.example.com/events/event-name
> However I now want to create a static page, using WordPress pages, that sits
> at: http://www.example.com/events/previous
> I've created the Events page, and the Previous page as a child of that.
> The permalink given for this Previous page in WP-Admin is:
> http://www.example.com/events/previous
> However, visting that page URL gives me a 404 error everytime it loads.
> I've tried reloading permalinks several times, with no luck. Any ideas?

The rewrite rule for your custom post type will be matched by
/events/event-name/. WordPress then tries to find an event with the
name 'event-name', which doesn't exist, giving you a 404.

You can get around this by adding a rewrite rule explicitly for
'/events/previous/' which maps to index.php?pagename=previous. Take a
look at the Plugin Hooks section of WP Rewrite [1] if you're not sure
how to do this.


[1] http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/WP_Rewrite

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