How to Add ‘/blog/’ Prefix in Blog Posts

Add blog to all the single posts permalink without writing a single line of code!

Sometimes we need to segregate different types of URL under some categories. Say for example you have a Woo Shop then you have /shop to identify a product or you have custom post type say services then you have /service, So now suppose we also need show all single blog posts under /blog then to achieve this we simply have to change the Permalink Settings.

To do this first login into WordPress admin panel and then navigate to

Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks

Under Common Settings section select Custom Structure and set it to /blog/%postname%/

wordpress append blog in post permalink

Now our single post page is setup, we now need to also add /blog to category and tag archive page, to this we need to alter Optional section field value. Set blog/category in Category base, and blog/tag in Tag base.

wordpress append blog in post category permalink

That it! we have set everything without writing a single line of code.

Just one important note if we have any custom post_type then we need to add with_front to false in rewrite, for example:

$labels = [
    "name" => __('Services', 'text-domain'),

$args = [
    "label" => __('Services', 'text-domain'),
    "labels" => $labels,
    "rewrite" => ["slug" => "service", "with_front" => FALSE], //<- SET with_front to FALSE
register_post_type("service", $args);

It's that's simple just a quick tips if we also need to add category name with blog to blog single post then we need to set Custom Structure to /blog/%category%/%postname%/.

wordpress append category in single post permalink
Raunak Gupta

Raunak Gupta

I'm Raunak Gupta, a seasoned software developer with over 9 years of experience in a wide range of programming languages, frameworks, and tools. I started my journey as a WordPress & CakePHP developer in 2014, diving deep into the world of OOPs, Request handling, and SEO. Along the way, I crafted numerous dazzling WooCommerce stores, tamed payment gateways, optimized for full filament functionality, and achieved ultra-low latency for lightning-fast load times. My expertise extends to BI tools, website builders, DevOps, and team leadership. I like to help upcoming developers, so I share my experience through this blog and by assisting fellow developers on Stack Overflow, where I've earned a stellar reputation with over 10k+ points of recognition.

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