After several tries of piecing together different forms of add_rewrite_rule() and .htaccess edits, I have not been able to find a solution that works. I want to add in a custom directory to a Wordpress URL, and still have the query_vars properly forward to correct page(s). Take this example:
I want to add in /example/ to that URL, like so:
But still have it go to the first URL. Basically, have it ignore the /example/.