EOL for Custom Post Permalinks

I have decided that I will no longer be supporting or actively developing Custom Post Permalinks. Part of me regrets releasing this plugin in the first place. The problem with making a really simple to use plugin that extends a really really hard to understand API is that people who don’t know what they’re doing will be encouraged to act as if they do.

If I had a dollar for every time somebody tried to give their CPT top level permalinks (just like pages) and then claimed my plugin broke their site, I wouldn’t have to pay for coffee for at least a month.

The plugin didn’t break your site. You did.

Anyway, I have no time to spend on support requests; I will not be maintaining the plugin or updating it in the future. Family life and work are both keeping me too busy for that.

If you’re interested in taking over the repo for the plugin, let me know in the comments.

Kansas boy transplanted to DC. English major transplanted to web development. Lover of things.


  1. Florian Müller · September 27, 2011

    Hi John,

    i would like to take over the repo o fyour custom post permalink plugin. I would like to bring it further.

    Please take a minute and hand me over that thing.

    Best regards

    • John P. Bloch · September 27, 2011

      Hi Florian,

      I’d be happy to hand the repo off to you. Please let me know your wordpress.org username (it’s case-sensitive if I remember correctly) and I’ll ask Nacin to resurrect the plugin’s page and make you a committer for the plugin.


  2. Devin Walker · December 6, 2011

    Sounds like frustration to me! I completely understand.

    “Your plugin broke my site” … typical response. Anyways, I’m having an issue with my custom permalink structure and pagination (another common occurance) and stumbled upon this page.

    Keep writing plugins, some people are just haters at heart.