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I am developing a plugin and need to generate a blank page (load the page.php from the current theme) and print custom content such as an HTML form or a message.

It should have a URL like http://example.com/?wpex_page=confirm

How can I display a page with the current theme's page.php and custom content in it?

EDIT (18 Jan 2012):

Found a better and simpler working solution: Generate a custom/fake/virtual Wordpress page on the fly

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I find it a bit hard to undesttand your question, why would a PAGE.PHP clutter the wp_posts?? and second , what do you mean by make the plugin dependable on the WP installation ?? – krembo99 Jan 5 '12 at 6:36
Sorry, I've removed all that. Question should be clearer now. – XaviEsteve Jan 5 '12 at 10:26
still not sure what you mean by "current theme " but you can always filter the content , or look at the page_template filter . – krembo99 Jan 5 '12 at 11:30
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Adding and catching the query vars (wpex_page=confirm) is the simple part as explained in this answer but sine you want to use the theme's default page.php there is something extra you need to do and this is a nice tutorial which covers it.

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Thanks Bainternet! A 'virtual' page is what I was looking for :) – XaviEsteve Jan 5 '12 at 13:43

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