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I have spent the last few days working on and researching this question and have found no solution.

Basically I want to replace the query string which wordpress parses in order to query the database.

So for example, I want to say if the url is:

www.mysite.com/support/question

go to

www.mysite.com/another/page 

I know I can setup fancy rewrite rules using the add_rewrite_rules filter, but this is over complicating the situation. I don't want to go down this route, all I want to do replace the exact request i.e. support/question with another/page

Is there a simple way to pass a different query string to wordpress?

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maybe htaccess redirect? –  Bainternet Jul 18 '11 at 7:31
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To at least answer the title of your question, the pre_get_posts filter may be useful. From the Codex:

This hook is called after the query variable object is created, but before the actual query is run.

The pre_get_posts action gives developers access to the $query object by reference (any changes you make to $query are made directly to the original object - no return value is necessary).

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I am not sure if this is what you are looking for maybe you can try this plugin:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-pagepost-redirect-plugin/

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You can use simple Java script to achieve this

if( window.location == "www.mysite.com/support/question" ){ window.location = "www.mysite.com/another/page" }
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This solution isn't SEO friendly, and causes an extra, unnecessary page load. JavaScript is rarely the right choice for redirects. –  MathSmath Jun 10 '12 at 1:01
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