Changing url slug from /blog to /news

Hi talented wmpudevvers

If anyone could assist me with a query I would be most grateful.

I am looking to change the /blog slug on my URL to /news as I use the blogging/posting feature as a news feed. Is there a quick way to amend this without negatively affecting anything?
So from http://www.site.com/blog to http://www.site.com/news - is this easy enough to do?

Thanks for any help and apologies if it is an obvious question. The best I can find on google is amending the functions.php file but I was hoping for some wpmudev advice before I meddle.

Thanks in advance for your time.

  • Tom
    • Flash Drive

    Ahoy there Jude

    Thanks for your reply. I will follow one of the guides I have found on google then. Namely this, in the functions.php:

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    function revcon_change_post_label() {
    global $menu;
    global $submenu;
    $menu[5][0] = 'News';
    $submenu['edit.php'][5][0] = 'News';
    $submenu['edit.php'][10][0] = 'Add News';
    $submenu['edit.php'][16][0] = 'News Tags';
    echo '';
    }
    function revcon_change_post_object() {
    global $wp_post_types;
    $labels = &$wp_post_types['post']->labels;
    $labels->name = 'News';
    $labels->singular_name = 'News';
    $labels->add_new = 'Add News';
    $labels->add_new_item = 'Add News';
    $labels->edit_item = 'Edit News';
    $labels->new_item = 'News';
    $labels->view_item = 'View News';
    $labels->search_items = 'Search News';
    $labels->not_found = 'No News found';
    $labels->not_found_in_trash = 'No News found in Trash';
    $labels->all_items = 'All News';
    $labels->menu_name = 'News';
    $labels->name_admin_bar = 'News';
    }

    add_action( 'admin_menu', 'revcon_change_post_label' );
    add_action( 'init', 'revcon_change_post_object' );

    Though there's a post on stackoverflow highlighting a better way with 'Custom Post Types'.
    See: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23647142/wordpress-blog-url-changes-to-news
    A better approach?

    Thanks for your help so far! I find this a great resource because of you kind people. Have a smilie :slight_smile:

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