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I created page "play" url: http://localhost/myweb/play and inside of page "play" I include PHP code to make the new search from outside Wordpress.

And all worked, if I search from my page "play" the url will be: http://localhost/myweb/play?m=text+Search&pageno=1

Now, I want my search result url to be fancy url, like: http://localhost/myweb/play_text_Search_1.html

I have tried several add_rewrite_rules but not worked, return "404 not found":

add_action('generate_rewrite_rules', 'add_rewrite_rules');
function add_rewrite_rules( $wp_rewrite ) 
    add_rewrite_rule('^^([^-]*)_([^-]*)\.html$ play&m=$1&pageno=$2[1]', 'top');

ps: sorry my english is not good

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start by reading the codex page for add_rewrite_rule and search this site for other questions using add_rewrite_rule, your rule arguments are incorrect. the format you want to rewrite to is very strange, why the .html extension? something like /play/search-string/1/ makes much more sense to me. – Milo Jan 24 '13 at 22:03
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Only way I knowit to do this it's using this function:

 * Redirects search results from /?s=query to /search/query/, converts %20 to +
 * @link http://txfx.net/wordpress-plugins/nice-search/
 * =======================================  */
function search_redirect() {
  if (is_search() && strpos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], '/wp-admin/') === false && strpos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], '/find/') === false) {
    wp_redirect(home_url('/finde/' . str_replace(array(' ', '%20'), array('+', '+'), urlencode(get_query_var('s')))), 301);
add_action('template_redirect', 'search_redirect');

It's this you wanna do?

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Beneti: Thanks for your answer.i dont use wordpress search, i created new custom search page who searching to outside wordpress (no wordpress database query). thanks rick. – dimsdims Jan 24 '13 at 18:21
@beneti: i got sulution from your answer. thanks – dimsdims Feb 3 '13 at 1:43

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