Rewrite rules modify a web URL's appearance. This modification is called URL rewriting. Rewritten URLs (sometimes known as short, fancy URLs, search engine friendly - SEF URLs, or slugs) are used to provide shorter and more relevant-looking links to web pages. The technique adds a layer of ...

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Default category link for a custom category is a broken link

I'm developing a Multisute plugin that is supposed to setup sites using a specific template, including setting up several static pages and menu items, as well as a "Blog" category for blog posts. The ...
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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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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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Custom Post Types: pretty search URLs and has_archive

This is a question based on the comments from the answer here. I'm using the following code to create a couple of different search boxes for my website: <form action="<?php echo home_url( ...
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flush_rewrite_rules not working on plugin deactivation, invalid URLs not showing 404

i'm just about to release a community plug-in and have a few last anoying issues. First, whenever i visit a page that would not be valid for the plugin, www.mydomain.com/forms/tester it will take me ...
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Priority for Categories, Tags, Taxonomies, Posts, Pages and Custom Posts with same url

I have been reading dozens of posts and honestly, I have many doubts on how this work. Furthermore, I think that with WP3.1 more issues have been added here because I am having even more problems now ...
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'rewrite_rules_array' or 'generate_rewrite_rules' for adding custom rewrite rules?

Is there any reason why I should use rewrite_rules_array instead of generate_rewrite_rules? generate_rewrite_rules works out of the box, but I couldn't get rewrite_rules_array to work. And I am told ...
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WordPress keeps writing rewrite rules to .htaccess

WordPress keeps writing rewrite rules into .htaccess again and again till it causes an error and causes server to return 500 Internal server error... i.e. My .htaccess is a series of # BEGIN ...
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Why doesn't flush_rewrite_rules run on plugin activation?

I'm trying to flush rewrite rules in a plugin and it isn't working. I have to go to permalinks -> save in the admin panel for the rewrites to flush. Can anyone see why? class SpektrixPlugin { public ...
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Wordpress Rewrite

I'm trying to get http://example.com/site/vendors/?u=abc to rewrite to http://example.com/site/vendors/abc but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the url rewrites to work. /site/ is the ...
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Can't add external rewrites

I've got the following code in my functions.php function add_custom_rewrite_rules(){ add_rewrite_tag('%gallery%','([^/]+)', 'gallery='); add_rewrite_tag('%album%','([^/]+)', 'album='); ...
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How to fix pagination after rewriting url? ie. www.site.com/players/type/pro/page/3/

I have a custom post type of players, and archive-players.php lists them all at an address such as www.site.com/players. I'm then using a url like www.site.com/players?type=pro to list another page ...
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Do I need to flush rewrite rules when creating new user if using custom author rewrite rules?

I am using custom urls for my author pages like this: http://site.com/author_name After I create a new user, that author page appears as not found; however, if I update my permalink structure from ...
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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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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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How does WP handle multiple matching rewrite rules?

Here is my url to a custom type : http://host/movie/my-slug When I go to this link, I'm redirected to http://host/movie/my-slug/?post_type=movie which results in a 404 error. I use Rewrite ...
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Force a specific template based on the URL

When a user browses to a URI beginning with "/forums", WordPress should call a specified template. For example, all of these URLs: mysite.com/forums mysite.com/forums/questions ...
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remove_query_arg() on rewrite rule

I'm attempting to add a Back to Search Results link which in essence will simply link back to the starting search page - for example /?s=test. I've taken a look at the global query vars and do see ...
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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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Where do I USE add_rewrite_rule?

I need to add a RewriteRule to my site. I have tried in .htaccess with no luck, it doesn't get parsed, so I'm all but giving up on that. I found the documentation on add_rewrite_rule, but have no ...
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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: ...
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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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Performance impact of rewriting WordPress URLs

I'm currently rewriting author URLs in WordPress. I've removed the author base slug /author/. Please note I have total control over page slugs so can guarantee there will be no conflicts. I've added ...
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Custom rewrite_rules - only pass numbers and not alphabetic characters

I'm trying to add a rewrite rule to pass a var to a custom page template. For some weird reason it only excepts numbers in the variables, when I type in characters other then number it directs to ...
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Custom query_vars and parse_request on wp-admin

I've read this post http://wordpress.org/support/topic/query-vars-in-admin and although it's quite an old question, it suits me perfectly. I'm trying to accomplish what I already posted here: ...
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Using WP Rewrite, but just not “getting it”

I'm trying to use WP Rewrite to avoid having to enter anything into an htaccess file. So far, I have this one working just fine (it loads a post from a Custom Post Type): $leader_structure = ...
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Flush Rewrite Rules when new site is created on network

I am working with a multisite setup and I have created some custom post types, which seem to work fine except when trying to view any of the post types pages on the front end, I get a white screen. ...
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Why is add_rewrite_endpoint incompatible with /%category%/%postname%/ permalink structure?

I've added a myvar/myvalue rewrite endpoint to EP_ALL which can be added to any URL of a WP installation and a WP plugin will act upon it. That part is cool but it doesn't work when the permalink ...
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Wordpress Rewrites - How can I pass a variable to Custom Post Type?

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 ...
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Monkey Man Rewrite Analyzer says my rule will trigger but it doesn't [closed]

I installed Monkey Man Rewrite Analyzer, i got a rule installed, it shows in the list, if i test it with monkey man it says it will fire but it doesn't in reality, whats wrong? add_action('init', ...
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External Rewrite Rules

I'm trying to add a rewrite rule to Wordpress. I want to rewrite: "http://www.domain.com/plm_check/var_a/var_b/var_c/" to actually use a file from ...
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ReWriteRules and WordPress Multi-Sites with Sub Directories

I'm having a diffucult time getting the ReWriteRules and URL structures setup for a Wordpress 3.4.2 (latest version as of this post) blog with multi-site enabled. www.ourdomain.com/ is the homepage ...
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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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Disable wordpress pagination URL rewrite for specific page

I'm hoping somebody could help me out with the following issue. I have a wordpress page: http://www.howdesign.com/design-jobs and there is a list of jobs coming from behance.net via JavaScript. When ...
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Need to add rewrite rule that adds in additional information about the post to url

A have a post type for venues which have the attributes title, state, and suburb. Currently using the default WordPress permalinks I get the following format: mysite.com/venue/{title} However, I ...
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Rewrite rule for a query string

I have a taxonomy search form and the link output is http://localhost/wp/?cityid=16 But i want it to be rewrited as http://localhost/wp/cityid/16 .htaccess # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule ...
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All pages after level 1 showing 404 after WordPress migration plugin - how to fix?

I am in the process of moving my blog away from GoDaddy (yey!) to HostGator. I used the migration plugin on GoDaddy tat created the gz archive of the database, and I copied all my files over to the ...
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Rewrite ugly URL to clean URL

Im trying to go from: http://www.example.com/product?level1=value1&level2=value2&level3=value3&level4=value4 To: http://www.example.com/product/value1/value2/value3/value4 Sometimes ...
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How To Consistently Enforce Rewrite Rule in Plugin Development

Let's say I create a customer support plugin that hijacks the /support part of the URL and redirects it to an MVC framework in my app folder of my plugin folder, like so: RewriteRule ^support(.*)$ ...
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Auto generate rewrite rules for multiple taxonomies

so i'm back with rewrites... i am looking for a more automated solution. i stumbled across this on the interwebs: /** * Generates all the rewrite rules for a given post type. * * The rewrite ...
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Rewrite wp-login.php URLS to static pages?

I'm struggling with getting a few things in WP to redirect. I'm using a front-end profile / profile editor, and I'm also using a front-end login/register. Naturally I would like to redirect the ...
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Making extra parameters optional

I've setup a very specific function and it works well but I'd like to make the parameters optional but I can't get a handle on the regex bit: add_rewrite_rule('whats-on/([^/]+)/([^/]+)/([^/]+)/?$', ...
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Custom URL rewrites work, but break my permalinks

I'm doing custom URL rewrites according to this method , which work beautifully. But as a result my regular post permalinks are broken. So, I'm rewriting "/pagename/1232432" into ...
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TimThumb & htaccess : clean url

Do you know if there's a way to alter via htaccess the timthumb urls ? My question is if i can change for example urls like this ...
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Help With Rewrite_Rules For a Custom Plug-In

I've been reading through this question and answer with great interest as I'm trying to achieve something very similar, but I'm failing and was wondering if someone could help me out. I am also using ...
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How to check if a rewrite rule exists

A common problem with rewrite rules added in a theme is that there is no obvious hook on which you can flush the rewrite rules. The problem is getting harder when you update a theme with new code that ...
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rewrite taxonomy-{taxonomy}-{term}.php terms

I try to figure out a rewrite problem, that is a somewhat over my head, so i ask here to find out what i can do. I use this two solutions from Jeff 1 and Milo 2, to get a full-path url for my custom ...
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Pretty permalinks IIS gives 404 on posts/pages

I'm trying to get Wordpress to work under IIS and I've gotten stuck on custom permalinks. If I use the standard ugly permalinks, All standard features works fine, but plugins like Buddypress does ...