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  • Plugin Author John Gardner



    There’s no built-in support for that kind of configuration but the plugin is flexible enough that if you’re comfortable in PHP, that functionality could be coded without too much difficulty.


    You *can* do this, however a consideration would by *why* you’d want to.

    One of the biggest benefits of having all of the questions/answers on one page is the enormous SEO boost you can get from having a lot of keyword-rich questions and answers on one indexable page for the search engines to scan……it will really help your FAQ page rank well for your primary terms.

    That said, as you’ve noticed, given that each FAQ question and answer is a single (custom) post with it’s own permalink, all you need to do is link to that permalink from *somewhere* (a sidebar list of top FAQs? a Search function?).

    SO I know you’ve marked this as resolved, and technically it is, but if you want to post a little more about your reasons for wanting to link to single FAQs and how you envision that working, someone here (like me) may be able to help. I use this plugin and love it, and have modded it up a bit in my own functions.



    I just created my first faq entry as a test. The existance of a permalink suggests one faq entry per page. That said, when I click on the permalink, I get a 404 error. 🙁

    I have a very good reason for doing it this way. I am migrating from another site and I need a page-by-page mapping of the old site to the new.

    I disagree that all-on-one faq page gives a higher SEO rank.

    Plugin Author John Gardner



    If you go to Settings > Permalinks and click Save do the links start working?



    @criticaltinkerer John is right and his suggestion should work.

    Any time you register a Custom Post Type (or add a plugin that does the same thing, such as this plugin), or add other plugins or make changes/ mods that could potentially effect a permalink, it’s a good idea (and in some cases necessary) to regenerate your permalinks by going to Settings>Permalinks and then generally I click on the ‘custom’ option (which always displays what my current option is anyway, in my case I use postname so the radio button is on Post Name but I select “Custom” which shows %postname%, THEN I click “Save”).

    The reason I do it my way (rather than just going there and clicking “Save” without making a change) is that sometimes WP doesn’t recognize that you’ve ‘changed’ anything so it doesn’t really ‘save’ anything. It needs to perform an actual ‘save’ to fix permalink errors.

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