I am having a hard time implementing a custom post type correctly. I have searched for a solution for a long time but couldn’t find any. Here’s what I did:

  1. Freshly installed WordPress in my local wamp server (enabled apache rewrite_module first).

  2. Using default theme (twenty fourteen). No plugins installed.

  3. Changed permalinks to “Post name”

  4. In the plugins folder, created a folder named pr_custom_posts and inside that, created a file named pr_custom_posts.php. In the file I created a custom post type. The code is as follows:


    class PR_Movies_Custom_Post {

    public function __construct() {
    public function register_post_type () {
        $args = array(
            'labels' => array (
                'name' => 'Movies',
                'singular_name' => 'Movie',
                'add_new' => 'Add New Movie',
                'add_new_item' => 'Add New Movie',
                'edit_item' => 'Edit Movie',
                'new_item' => 'Add New Movie',
                'view_item' => 'View Movie',
                'search_items' => 'Search Movies',
                'not_found' => 'No Movies Found',
                'not_found_in_trash' => 'No Movies Found in Trash'
            'query_var' => 'movies',
            'rewrite' => array (
                'slug' => 'movies/',
                'with_front'=> false
            'public' => true,
            'publicly_queryable' => true,
            'has_archive' => true,
            'menu_position' => 10,
            'menu_icon' => admin_url().'/images/media-button-video.gif',
            'supports' => array (
        register_post_type('jw_movie', $args);


    add_action(‘init’, function() {
    new PR_Movies_Custom_Post();

The Good Thing: The CPT is showing in my admin panel and I can add and view movies there.

THE PROBLEM: I cannot preview the movies in the front end (By clicking the “view” in the CPT in admin panel). It shows in the front end only when I set permalink to default (http://localhost/wp02/?p=123).

What I have tried:

  1. Go to permalink, keep permalink settings to “Post name” and Save changes.

  2. Use flush_rewrite_rules() in several places (one by one) in my code. Please see the commented out parts in the code above.

  3. Created a menu item as:
    URL: http://localhost/wp02/movies
    Navigation Label: Movies
    This creates a menu item in the front end but shows “Not Found” when “Movies” link is clicked.

This is driving me crazy. Can anyone please help on this? I would really appreciate.

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