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I am trying to get WP is using Mod_Write or $_GET for URLs,
Because by it, I can generate my own links like:


or in a conventional way;


$_GET or rewrite, how to detect that which way WP is currently using?

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You can check for the permalink_structure option value. If this value is an empty string, WP is using the default permalink structure (/?var1=val1&var2=val2), otherwise WP will be using the pretty permalink structure (/val1/val2):

if ('' != get_option('permalink_structure')) {
    // pretty permalink '/val1/val2'
} else {
    // default permalink '/?var1=val1&var2=val2' 
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Thank you Ahmad, this is very simple and what I am looking for – Digerkam Feb 7 '13 at 12:17

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