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I'm looking for a wordpress rewrite that will let me pass a query var. I have a custom post type that produces urls like this:

example.com/custom-post-slug/custom-post-title/

my goal is to have

example.com/custom-post-slug/custom-post-title/cid/10/

Pass the value 10 into cid

Any suggestions?

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You would need to create a custom rewrite rule that maps not just the post slug but also the cid value, see this article:

http://www.prodeveloper.org/create-your-own-rewrite-rules-in-wordpress.html

And the relevant Codex documentation:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Rewrite_API http://codex.wordpress.org/Rewrite_API/add_rewrite_rule

I'm assuming you don't want to use query strings, since in that case it would be as easy as using this URL:

example.com/custom-post-slug/custom-post-title/?cid=10

and getting the value this way:

$cid=isset($_GET['cid'])?$_GET['cid']:false;

However, keep in mind that the .../param_name/param_value/ syntax is not the best in terms of semantics and SEO. URLs are supposed to be hierarchical.

Some use /param_name:param_value/ instead, although the most "pure" solution would be to use ?param_name=param_value.

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