Thanks for Reaching here.
There is no Issue but it’s a WordPress Rule that you can not use same CPT name and category name , if you do the same it will redirect to archive page.
Not only category name but also you can not create same CPT name and page name, that will conflict also.
If you can’t change category name then you need to stop archive page so it will not conflict but by doing that you will not able to use archive page.
Thanks && Regards.
Thanks for the response, how would I “stop archive page so it will not conflict?” Do you mean stop the category’s archive page or the plugin’s archive page?
What are the implications of changing the CPT name in the plugin code? I realise updates will have to be manually edited but for SEO reasons, I can’t lose the “news” slug to a plugin.
Please go to Plugin Folder -> includes -> sp-news-post-type.php
replace line no 36 By :
'has_archive' => false,
After doing this Please save permalinks from wordpress admin -> settings -> permalinks and Check.
What are the implications of changing the CPT name : No impacts, You can change CPT name but let us know if you want to run this plugin with WordPress default post.
Thank you, I will try this and if it doesn’t work, I will attempt the CPT name, your suggested solution seems much easier!
Does your problem resolve?.
Sorry for the very late reply. This has not resolved the problem but I have made a workaround. I have migrated all standard WP posts to your custom post types and updated the term_taxonomy to the desired news-category. This seems much easier than editing code but thanks for your fast reply!