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I'm creating some custom templates and I keep running in to a problem where I get'Page not found'. After a bit of debugging, I discovered that I only get this if my URL contains www.mysite.com/custom_page/?name=donkey_boy.

If I use www.mysite.com/custom_page/?full_name=donkey_boy, the page loads as it should.

Does that mean that name is a reserved word?

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Yes it is, and there are a few more – Bainternet Aug 5 '11 at 17:13
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I guess this'll solve your query... WordPress Reserved Terms. Just search for 'name', it's there.

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Isn't that only variables concerning taxonomies? They mention something about reserved WordPress public and private query variables, but that link is broken. – Steven Aug 5 '11 at 20:48
Yes, indeed this page points to 'Taxonomies' only, but I just meant to bring it to notice that if 'name' is a reserved term here, it may be, in other contexts too. Precisely, it exists as a reserved term in WordPress universe. And the link works fine! ;) – Rutwick Gangurde Aug 6 '11 at 3:16
hmm...ok, I'll look into this. And no, the content in that link is "broken" Trac Error. No node trunk/wp-includes/classes.php at revision 18517 – Steven Aug 7 '11 at 15:16

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