Permalinks Customizer

Permalinks Customizer

Permalinks Customizer helps you to set the different permalink structure for different PostTypes and Taxonomies which are publicly available.

You can use the tags which are defined by the WordPress as mentioned here. Also, you can use the tags which are created and defined by this plugin for PostTypes and Taxonomies. You can also find these tags in Permalinks Customizer menu on WordPress Dashboard (if the plugin is installed).

Let’s assume that you have 7 PostTypes and you like to apply different permalink structure for them. Like:

PostTypeDesired PermalinkPermalink Settings
Bloghttp://www.example.com/blog/2019/01/02/this-is-a-first-post/blog/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
Customershttp://www.example.com/customers/postname/customers/%postname%/
Eventshttp://www.example.com/events/2019-01-02-wordpress-meetup/events/%year%-%monthnum%-%day%-%postname%/
Presshttp://www.example.com/press/2019/announce-collaboration/press/%year%/%postname%/
Newshttp://www.example.com/news/2019/this-is-a-news/news/%year%/%postname%/
Sponsorshttp://www.example.com/company/sponsor/yasglobal/company/%title%/
Serviceshttp://www.example.com/services/development/wordpress/services/%parent_postname%/

This plugin allows you to do this very easily. You just need to go on Permalinks Customizer Settings Page. Where text fields are shown with PostType name. You can define your permalinks you want to create for each post type.

If you leave any PostType field empty, Permalinks Customizer will create a permalink for that PostType by using the default permalink settings.

How to Configure Permalinks Customizer

You can configure the plugin by navigating to the Permalinks Customizer menu from the WordPress Dashboard

Structure Tags

You can find all the tags which are currently supported by the Permalinks Customizer.

Default Tags for PostTypes

Below mentioned tags are provided by the WordPress. These tags can be used on Default WordPress Permalink Settings Page as well as Permalinks Customizer Settings page.

Tag NameDescription
%year%The year of the post, four digits, for example 2019.
%monthnum%Month of the year, for example 01.
%day%Day of the month, for example 02.
%hour%Hour of the day, for example 15.
%minute%Minute of the hour, for example 43.
%second%Second of the minute, for example 33.
%post_id%The unique ID of the post, for example 123.
%postname%A sanitized version of the title of the post (post slug field on Edit Post/Page panel). So “This Is A Great Post!” becomes this-is-a-great-post in the URI.
%category%A sanitized version of the category name (category slug field on New/Edit Category panel). Nested sub-categories appear as nested directories in the URI.
%author%A sanitized version of the author name.
Custom Tags for PostTypes

Below mentioned tags are provided by the Permalinks Customizer for PostTypes. These tags can not be used on the Default WordPress Permalink Settings Page.

Tag NameDescription
%title%Title of the post. let’s say the title is “This Is A Great Post!” so, it becomes this-is-a-great-post in the URI.
%parent_postname%This tag is similar as %postname%.

Only difference is that it appends Immediate Parent Page Slug if any parent page is selected before publishing.

%child-category%A sanitized version of the category name (category slug field on New/Edit Category panel).
%product_cat%A sanitized version of the product category name (category slug field on New/Edit Category panel). Nested sub-categories appear as nested directories in the URI.

This tag is specially used in WooCommerce Products.

<%ctax_custom_taxonomy%>A sanitized version of the custom taxonomy where the taxonomy name is custom_taxonomy. Replace the custom_taxonomy with your appropriate created taxonomy name.

If you want to provide the default slug which is used when the category/taxonomy doesn’t be selected so, make sure to provide default name/slug which looks like this: <%ctax_custom_taxonomy??sales%>. Value which is written between the ?? and %> is used as default slug.

<%ctaxparents_custom_taxonomy%>This tag is similar as <%ctax_custom_taxonomy%>.

Only difference is that it appends all the parent slugs of the selected category/term.

%author_firstname%A sanitized version of the author first name. If author first name is not available so, it uses the author’s username.
%author_lastname%A sanitized version of the author last name. If author last name is not available so, it uses the author’s username.

Note: %title% is similar as %postname% tag but the difference is that %postname% can only be set once by WordPress whereas %title% can be changed by user at multiple times. let’s say the title is “This Is A Great Post!” so, it becomes “this-is-a-great-post” in the URI(At the first time, %postname% and %title% works same) but if you edit and change title let’s say “This Is A WordPress Post!” so, %postname% in the URI remains same “this-is-a-great-post” whereas %title% in the URI becomes “this-is-a-wordpress-post”

Custom Tags for Taxonomies

Below mentioned tags are provided by the Permalinks Customizer for Taxonomies. These can not be used on the Default WordPress Permalink Settings Page.

Tag NameDescription
%name%Name of the Term/Category. let’s say the name is “External API” so, it becomes external-api in the URI.
%term_id%The unique ID # of the Term/Category, for example 423
%slug%A sanitized version of the name of the Term/Category. So “External API” becomes external-api in the URI.
%parent_slug%A sanitized version of the name of the Term/Category. So “External API” becomes external-api in the URI. This Tag contains Immediate Parent Term/Category Slug if any parent Term/Category is selected before adding it.
%all_parents_slug%A sanitized version of the name of the Term/Category. So “External API” becomes external-api in the URI. This Tag contains all the Parent Term/Category Slug if any parent Term/Category is selected before adding it.
Filters

This plugin provides multiple filters which are listed on this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find the answers of frequently asked questions on this page.

Download:

You can download Permalinks Customizer Plugin from here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/permalinks-customizer/

Contact:

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Requires: 3.5 or higher

Compatible up to: 5.0

Active Installs: 4,000+
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