add_rewrite_rule() allows you to specify additional rewrite rules for WordPress. It is most commonly used in conjunction with add_rewrite_tag() (which allows WordPress to recognize custom post/get variables).

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Custom pages with plugin

I'm developing some plugin where I would like to enable custom pages. In my case some custom page would contain a form like contact form (not literally). When user will fill out this form and send it, ...
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Problem with add_rewrite_rule and pagination (paged and page query_vars)

I have a custom taxonomy named location and I want to add sections like 'news' and 'marketplace' for each term, so my url looks like /location/montreal/news/ It works perfectly until I try to add ...
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Custom post type 404s with rewriting even after resetting permalinks

I created a custom post type, of which the (simplified) arguments are: register_post_type( 'Event', 'public' => true, 'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'eventy'), 'has_archive' ...
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add_rewrite_rule() vs $wp_rewrite->rules vs 'rewrite_rules_array'?

I've written Rewrite rules for my custom post types. they work well except that WP doesn't update the url in the User Agent when the redirect_url doesn't match the requested_url. everything else ...
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Dynamic Endpoints

I have a database table outside WordPress that I need to make endpoints for. I've created a page /cars/ where I plan on using a page template to generate links. I would like for the url to look like ...
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Custom Rewrite Rules Not Sticking

I've written some custom rewrite rules for a special feature on http://www.pewhispanic.org/states/. States is a page with a custom page template, page-states.php. The logic for returning the right ...
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Why does everybody hook add_rewrite_rule on init

Every example I find of adding rewrtie rules looks like function addsomerule() { add_rewrite_rule(some regex,some parse result); } add_action('init','addsomerule'); This doesn't compute for me. ...
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Adding meta values to permalink

I have publications and I want to simply add year and month to the permalink. Currently the year and month of publication is added to the post as a meta value. I've set up publications as a custom ...
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add_rewrite_rule not loading correct page nor getting variables

I've trying to get a showreel title and video id into an URL that can then be accessed by the page. i have the two in the same URL and it either doesn't work or only one comes in. Currently the page ...
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rewrite_rule() not preserving the query string

We have added a custom rewrite_rule to our site to allow for a pretty inbound link to be parsed and handled properly. Links are constructed as domain.com/meetings/faculty/someIDnumber add_action( ...
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Make Two Views of Post Type Archive At Two URLs

Updates 6 Feb 14 to make more specific as requested in comments. I have a post type, we'll call it "Projects", with the slug "projects" for which I'd like to offer two views: list view (default) ...
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add_rewrite_rule and attachment_id

Im trying to add a rewrite rule to make this mysite/?attachment_id=106 view like this mysite/series/106 Ive looked evetywhere in this site and others and its very confuse because there are lots of ...
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Rewrite Rules for Multiple (more than 2) Taxonomies

I am using woocommerce and have some 'product attributes' which are just a taxonomies. I have the following taxonomies: pa_color pa_material pa_style the pa_ stands for product attribute and it ...
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Sync posts from one WordPress site to another

I want to achieve the following - I have 2 WordPress sites hosted on different servers. Let's call A as sender site and B as receiver site. Whenever I add/update/delete any post in A, it should be ...
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Why does wordpress still strip my query var?

Im trying to pass a query var to a custom page template with pretty permalinks. So basically i have a page called "albums". And i want to pass a query var to that page called "type". So the ...
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add_query_vars and add_rewrite_rules

I am looking for some clarity on what add_rewrite_rules does. If I type in, or submit variables from a form, is it supposed to change the query variables to the pretty url? Currently when I type in ...
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Change the Permalink for wordpress attachment

My attachments are currently rewritten from http://localhost/?attachment_id=3 to http://localhost/images/image-title using @Bainternet's answer here. $new_rules['images/(\d*)$'] = ...
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Permalinks, Rewrites, Get Variables, Oh My!

Ok, so I know it's a silly title, but it's exactly how I feel right now.. I've created some custom rewrites for WordPress and they work great, the only problem is that now I need to add pagination. ...
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Custom rewrite rule is not picked by Wordpress

I am trying to create a custom Rewrite URL something like function add_my_rule() { global $wp; $wp->add_query_var('state'); $wp->add_query_var('state_destination'); ...
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Single Redirection Rule for Pages and Archive links

I am trying to find pretty URL solution for url parameters. Consider this url set http://example.com?token=foo http://example.com/pagename?token=foo http://example.com/parent/childpage?token=foo ...
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generate_rewrite_rules (action) vs add_rewrite_rule (function): which one is preferred?

I see these two methods can be used to create new custom rewrite rule, so under what situation which one is preferred? I suppose they are doing the same thing? I can either use: add_action( ...
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Can someone explain the function of the third parameter of “add_rewrite_tag”

Can you please explain the third function parameter queryreplace of add_rewrite_tag. Explanation with code examples will be much appreciated. UPDATE i wrote this code below to make a page with slug ...
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How to change the matches in add_rewrite_rule

One of the examples using add_rewrite_rule function in wordpress is add_rewrite_rule('^nutrition/([^/]*)/([^/]*)/?','index.php?page_id=12&food=$matches[1]&variety=$matches[2]','top'); I can ...
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Adding paged query to custom URL rewrite

I have set up the following to create 'pretty' post type and category permalinks: function kdev_add_category_rules() { $post_types = array( 'kdev_photos', 'kdev_videos', ...
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Custom Endpoint Gives 404 Header

I'm trying to write a general endpoint that loads a template. It works as expected with the small exception that the returned header is 404 - Page not Found. Am I missing something in my rewrites? ...
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different child theme for subdomain

I've got a site that I'm trying figure out how to apply different child themes to based on a subdomain. Applying the child themes shouldn't be difficult, it's more the .htaccess magic that I'm a bit ...
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Add specific word to default page permalink

Right now I am working on one of my client's project. Its all about amazon product display. My client wants me to change the permalinks of all posts, pages, serch results, archive pages, ...
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Rewrite numeric ID parameter for hierarchical custom post type

I've been banging my head against a wall on this one for a while but I'm not quite sure from all the tutorials I read how to see why this isn't doing what I expect. I have a page called ...
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add_rewrite_rule, plugin activation and plugin deactivation

I see a lot of example showing to call add_rewrite_rule in your init hook, e.g. function add_my_custom_rewrite() { add_rewrite_rule(... } add_action('init', 'add_my_custom_rewrite'); and in ...
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Pagination problem

I have two custom rewrite rules: add_rewrite_rule('foo/bar/?', 'index.php?post_type=foo', 'top'); add_rewrite_rule('foo/bar/([a-z]+)/?', 'index.php?post_type=foo&bar=$matches[1]', 'top'); Which ...
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query_vars in plugin not working?

I have a problem writing a plugin for wordpress. First, I register a new query_var and add a new rewrite rule: function nng_users_query_vars( $vars ) { array_push( $vars, 'nng_users' ); ...
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add_rewrite_rule - working fine but broken for pagination

My setup is as follows: Taxonomy called 'region' Terms in this taxonomy like 'scotland' Various post types that use this single taxonomy I have achieved functioning pretty permalinks of the ...
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Does WP Have a Function To Generate .htaccess RewriteCond?

I know that I can edit .htaccess manually and add a RewriteCond statement inside, but I need to build a plugin that does this the proper way by using WP rewrites which then get pushed into .htaccess ...
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flush_rewrite_rules() cancels the effect of add_rewrite_rule()

As one of my plugin's features, I'm trying to define a custom url structure, like http://www.mysite.tld/foo/{action}. I'm using add_rewrite_rule() along with flush_rewrite_rules() on plugin ...
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Custom rewrite rule for backend/admin?

I would like to create a custom rewrite rule that will take the URL: http://domain/submit-project/add but display http://domain/wp/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=project Is there any way to do ...
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Pages should have priority when using add_rewrite_rule

I'm using the following code to have dynamic pages function custom_rewrite_basic() { add_rewrite_rule('^prefix-(.*)', 'foo/bar/index.php?page=$matces[1]', 'top'); } add_action('init', ...
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Rewrite custom post type url's adding meta box values

I've got these custom post types (CPT) and meta boxes: Movies (CPT) Genre (Meta box) Genres (CPT) If one movie is called Die hard then I want the permalink to be: /genres/action/die-hard This ...
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Rewrite rule to prettify two $_GET variables while in a new endpoint from a page

I'm trying to create a permalink rule which is a few levels deep. I have a basic page /page-slug/ - I'm appending to it a new endpoint: /page-slug/my-endpoint/ - from here I need to nest one id and ...
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Rewrite Wordpress URL to show CPT meta field data

I'm stuck in need of a rewrite rule. I have set up a custom post type for 'Books', each book has a repeatable field (using ACF Pro) for chapters. I have added a query_var for chapter using the code ...
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WordPress rewrite rules for state and city

I'm building a site where every state and city in the US has a landing page. I have a database of every city, state, and zip code, set up as a custom post type in WP. Here's what I've done ...
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Rewrite rules and query for virtual page

My question comes from this one. I have never really touched on rewrite rules as frankly, they still do not make sense to me What I have I have successfully build the following link ...
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Multiple Permalinks for Same Post

I'd like to be able to have multiple permalinks for the same underlying post (for i18n reasons) - eg http://www.example.com/my-custom-post-type/this-is-a-cool-article ...
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How to set up Author archives with sub category URL

So i have a site where i have used the authors.php page so that i can display individual user's profile pages.. the url then looks something like: http://mydomain.com/author/test/ What i would like ...
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Remove rewrite rules generated by plugin during deactivation‎

I have a simple plugin like the following add_action('generate_rewrite_rules', function ($wp_rewrite) { $wp_rewrite->rules = xxx + $wp_rewrite->rules; }); if (is_admin()) { ...
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Re-write specific custom post type category URL to go to another page

I know this general question has been asked before (like here and here), but the problem is with my limited experience, I cannot get the results I need looking at other people's code. So here's my ...
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Fatal error: Call to a member function add_rewrite_tag() on a non-object in /wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 333

I get this error while trying to load wordpress in a smarty template. But when I visit wordpress I dont get that error any where. the code I use to load wordpress is : {php}include ...
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custom template rewrite

I have a page called my-todo-list and is using a custom page template. The page is accessible via this type of URL : http://domain.com/my-todo-list/ Now I need to paginate it, and I want to look ...
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Wordpress add_rewrite_rule() cannot visit lower url levels

I have a post type called "shop" and added query variables and a rewrite rule. // Adds query vars for shop post type function gtp_add_shop_query_vars( $vars ) { $vars[] = 'shop-category'; ...
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Plugins rewrite rules the right way

I need to create rewrite rules for my plugin. This plugin will be running on a very large WordPress Network (+2000 sites) so performance is important. Most tutorials and the codex recommend to ...
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How to building pretty URLs to reflect category hierarchy?

At the moment, this is how I access brands (custom post type) on my page: http://example.com/<base>/<brand> I would like to access brands like this: ...