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For a project of mine I need to define an alternative template for single posts. To be more specific I need each post to be displayed as usual when the website is browsed but I need to create different single pages reachable from different URL to create a sort of a mini-website for each post.

(I'm actually using the WooCommerce plugin and what I need to do is to create a mini-website for each product. This needs to be something "outside" from the main website, with a complete different graphic template and is going to be reachable through a QR-code).

Hope it makes a bit of sense. Thanks for your advices and/or suggestions. Angelo

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You could set a url parameter to change the display so that the URL could be the same, then have your QR code do a pass-through to the desired page. Without knowing how the QR codes are setup and such, I can't offer much more on high-level implementation than that. The way to switch the templates would be as follows:

if( get_query_var( 'from_qr' ) == true )
    get_template_part( 'qr', 'single' );
else
    get_template_part( 'loop', 'single' );

You may want to use $_GET instead of get_query_var(), and you can structure that differently (I like get_template_part() because it makes the code easier to read and enhances my focus on SoC), but that's the general idea.

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