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I have a custom post type of items set up. I also have a taxonomy set up with items called categories.

functions.php code:

                array('labels' => array
                        'name' => 'Items',
                        'singular_name' => 'Item'
                    'public' => true,
                    'rewrite' => array
                        'slug' => 'items'
                    'supports' => array
                    'taxonomies' => array
   register_taxonomy ( 'categories', 'items', array('hierarchical' => true,
                    'label' => 'Item Categories',
                    'rewrite' => array
                        'slug' => 'categories',
                        'hierarchical' => ture

require 'rewrites.php'; // load rewrite class
    Rewrites::init(); // call init function in rewrite class

rewrites.php code:

class Rewrites
        // Start class methods

        public static function init()
            // Rewrite urls
            add_action ( 'generate_rewrite_rules', array( __CLASS__, 'rules' ) );

            add_filter ( 'query_vars', array( __CLASS__, 'vars' ) );

        public static function rules ( $wp_rewrite )
            $new_rules = array();
            $new_rules['categories/(.+?)/view/(.+)/?'] = 'index.php?categories=$matches[1]&view=$matches[2]';

            return $new_rules + $wp_rewrite->rules;

        // End class methods

So when looking at posts in the taxonomy of categories the url would be:


I need to also append to the url to add in query_vars


%type_of_view% would be a couple different options. list, grid etc.

Here is my rewrite rule:

[categories/(.+?)/view/(.+)/?] => index.php?categories=$matches[1]&view=$matches[2]

But when I go to the url /categories/%name_of_taxonomy%/view/grid/ it redirects back to /categories/%name_of_taxonomy%/

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Ayers - How are you adding that rewrite rule? Can you update your question with the code? –  MikeSchinkel Mar 11 '11 at 12:07
@MikeSchinkel I have added it –  cointilt Mar 11 '11 at 19:38
If I change 'rewrite_rules_array' to 'generate_rewrite_rules' and then use the wp_rewrite object instead of $rules array it won't redirect and leaves the url correct, but shows a 404 page not found wordpress page. –  cointilt Mar 11 '11 at 21:10
I was looking for you to provide complete code that someone can test vs. a segment of your code where if we wanted to test it we have to guess at what else you wrote. What you added was a static class method but you didn't add the rest of the class so we can't be sure your error isn't somewhere else. –  MikeSchinkel Mar 13 '11 at 6:58
Ok I changed the code to show all of what I am using now in my functions.php file and in the class file for rewrites. –  cointilt Mar 14 '11 at 16:40
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Found the solution. The rewrites were getting added to the db after the system was reading them from the db. Moved the code and it worked!

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