Support » Plugin: Jetpack by » Disable Portfolio (Because I want to use /portfolio/ for something else)

  • Resolved greysonwhy


    I originally posted this here, but I realized that it’s likely not a problem with the Orvis theme but either with WordPress or Jetpack. Then, I posted it here and it was recommended that I ask you all!

    Is there a way that I can completely disable Portfolio or at least the Portfolio Archive Page? Or can I change the /portfolio/ slug to something else? I have no use for the Portfolio and would like to use that link for a regular page. I know that I can disable Portfolio through the Jetpack settings, but, even after doing that, just redirects to the home page instead of going to the page that I have set up for it, which would look like

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  • Plugin Support darnelldibbles


    Hi there,

    I would try this plugin and see if it does the trick:

    I know that it has worked in the past for others with the same issue.

    Let me know if that does work for you.


    That got me close, I think. It seems to only allow me to change the link for the individual Portfolio Projects but not for the Portfolio Archive Page, which is what I’m trying to change.

    Furthermore, I even tried deactivating Jetpack completely, but is still redirecting to and not showing me the page that should be there.

    Plugin Contributor James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    At any point did you use any other plugin that would have provided portfolios?

    Being forced to use /portfolio2 is interesting, because it means that /portfolio already exists somewhere else, maybe as a Page or Post title even.

    As far as I know, /portfolio is the Portfolio Archive Page when I have the Jetpack Portfolio turned on. The tab is called “Projects — Greyson’s Conlang Blog”, so, if I actually had any Portfolio Projects, all of them would show up there. When I don’t have the Jetpack Portfolio turned on, it just redirects to the homepage as if there’s some invisible page still called /portfolio that redirects to the homepage, which is where I am lost.

    Have I used any other plugin that would have provided portfolios? No; not that I can remember, at least. I definitely don’t have any installed right now.

    I’ve tried deactivating Jetpack, clearing the cache, and using the above plugin. That’s all I can think to do. I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to this stuff.

    Plugin Support Fotis


    Hi there,

    I have already replied to your other thread in the Orvis theme support forum:

    This is what you need

    but only if you know what you are doing 🙂

    @fstat, unfortunately, neither of those work. I had already tried Permalink Manager, but it doesn’t show /portfolio. I can only assume it’s some special kind of page that doesn’t show up in the free version as the Portfolio Archive Page doesn’t show up whether I have Portfolio enabled or not. There’s nothing in Projects, nothing in Pages. I’m not sure if I can justify spending $42 to fix this problem. As for Permalink Customizer, it has even less functionality.

    @aimarv, unfortunately, that didn’t work either. I used it to disable custom content types, but I still have the same problem, still redirects to the homepage and not to the page I have created.

    Actually, immediately after sending that, I went back to messing around with things to see if I could stumble onto a fix. I renamed the /portfolio to something else and then back, which seemed to fix it. Now, I swear I have done this multiple times before to try to reset the page. So, it seems that @aimarv was right! Disabling the module completely seems to have freed up /portfolio. I have to head to work, but I’ll check it again later to make sure that was what fixed it before I mark this as resolved.

    Plugin Support darnelldibbles


    Hopefully that diid it, but keep us updated!

    Okay, wait. This is so bizarre. I’m thinking that @darnelldibbles and @fstat may have been right this whole time. So, I deactivated Jetpack Module Control and reënabled Jetpack Portfolio. Then, I disabled Jetpack Portfolio again. I was able to reproduce my own problem of /portfolio redirecting to the homepage. Off to a good start! I disabled Jetpack Portfolio. Still redirecting. Okay, that’s what happened last time. Then, I used Jetpack Module Control to disable custom content types. Still redirecting. I thought so. Then, I changed the /portfolio slug and changed it back. Like before, it worked after doing that.

    I wanted to be even more thorough, however. I reënabled custom content types through Jetpack Module Control, uninstalled Jetpack Module Control, and turned Jetpack Portfolio back on. Why? I had an idea. I changed the /portfolio slug and changed it back. It worked—yes, even with Jetpack Portfolio enabled.

    Now, I don’t know why. At this point, I have to assume it was Permalink Manager. Which is weird, right? I didn’t mention touching that once—because I didn’t! With Permalink Manager installed, changing the /portfolio slug and changing it back makes it work.

    Why? I don’t know. But I’ve spent enough time on this, and now I’m just happy that it works and I hope I’ve done enough to help anyone else who might have this problem.

    Thanks to everyone for being so helpful. I’ll copy this for my other threads.

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