How to update custom post type & taxonomy permalinks?

By and large, you may update the permalink structure of WordPress posts and pages, but not of custom post types and taxonomies. In this article, we will show you a few options on how to quickly alter your custom post type permalinks structure.

As you surely know, each page in your WordPress site will have its own permalink. However, WordPress’ capability to modify permalinks is clearly limited. If you’re interested, the official documentation has further information on basic permalink settings.

Permalink Manager is compatible with custom post types and taxonomies registered using custom code snippets and third party plugins, including Pods, Custom Post Type UI, Toolset Types and WooCommerce.

Some of the functionalities presented in this article are not available in free version (Permalink Manager Lite). Buy Permalink Manager Pro

How to update individual custom post type permalinks?

If your site does not have a big number of pages it may also be a good idea to manually adjust each URL address individually.

URI Editor
All information in this article is provided briefly. If you want to learn more about URI Editor go to a separate article.

URI Editor displayed on single product page.

You may both alter them either directly when you modify the text content or quickly review and adjust multiple URLs at once using the Bulk URI Editor.

Bulk edit permalinks
The posts and terms in bulk URI editor are grouped by post types and taxonomies.

How to update custom post type permalinks in bulk?

As illustrated below, you may change the permastructures for each post type and taxonomy separately. You have complete control over how they are modified.

Using “Permastructures” editor you can replace original permalink settings with fully customised formats individually for each post type and taxonomy. You can remove the permalink bases completely or change them to whatever you like. Here you can find more info on how to do it.
Permastructures settings panel
The initial permastructure settings will be same with the original permalink formats.

Typical user scenarios

How to add taxonomy slugs to custom post type permalinks?

Permalink Manager is the easiest solution if you would like to add custom taxonomy slugs to custom post type permalinks.

In this article, you can find detailed instructions on how to add the taxonomies to WordPress permalinks.

Bulk edit permalinks and add taxonomies to custom permalinks

Permalink Manager supports custom fields controlled by popular third-party plugins “out of the box”.

If you do not have any technical skills or just don’t want to deal with programming, the plugin might be a easiest way to insert custom fields into permalinks with a few clicks.

Custom fields in WordPress permalinks

Unlike WordPress’s original settings, Permalink Manager allows using the same permalink/rewrite base for more than one post type and/or taxonomy.

Here you can find more information on how to duplicate the rewrite slug.

Permastructures editor for post types & taxonomies

It is also possible to translate the permalink bases or define custom permastructure settings per language. With Permalink Manager, you can easily translate not only WooCommerce products and categories permalinks; it also works perfectly with posts, pages, and custom post type items.

Here you can find more information on how to translate the permalinks.

Translate WordPress permalinks

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