I’ve been attmepting to setup WordPress installation these past few days to manage the Friday night podcasts. The design was easy enough since I’ve done that before but my stumbling point has been these custom post types, custom taxonomies and the rewrite rules that govern them all.
Here’s what I setup: there is a custom post type (CPT) for episode. So for each episode of a podcast, I add a new Episode. Now, I figure there will be more podcasts on the same installation in the future, so I made a custom taxonomy (CT) for podcast. So when I make a new series, I just make a taxonomy entry and set the episode to have that taxonomy. So that’s good so far.
My ideal URL permalink structure would be this:
Right now, episodes have permalinks like so:
So, I’m really not having any luck. I read a mailing list entry from Otto that explains that custom post types don’t really function within the rewrites of normal posts, but that didn’t make too much sense to me.