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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Need help with add_rewrite_rule

SOLUTION I've gone with Update 3 and have got it working. What I had misunderstood, was that I believed that a rewrite rule would change designers/?designer=some-designer&bid=9 to ...
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How do you create a “virtual” page in WordPress

I'm trying to create a custom API endpoint in WordPress, and I need to redirect requests to a virtual page in the root of WordPress to an actual page that ships with my plug-in. So basically, all ...
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How to create custom URL routes?

I have a very peculiar requirement, hopefully I can explain it without being too confusing. I created a page template where I list some properties I get from an external XML file, so far no problems, ...
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When should add_rewrite_tag() be used?

I've spent a few days trying to learn how to best add rewrite rules. So far my understanding is that a suitable way to add simple rules is to use add_rewrite_rules(), with large thanks to Jan Fabry on ...
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How to reliably flush rewrite rules on multisite?

Let's say you have a plugin which need to flush rewrite rules. You do it all properly with activation hook and adding flush late, so everything is smooth and compatible. And then one fine day someone ...
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Change the “page” slug in pagination

Simple question. When pagination is activated, the URL changes to "site.com/page/2". For my site, this should be "site.com/paggetto/2". How can I change that rewrite rule? I also want to change ...
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WordPress Rewrite Rules for Custom Post Type and Taxonomy

I have found this place to be a good source of information in the past through a lot of Googling for the problems I have run into. My question pertains to the verbose rewrite rules WordPress uses. I ...
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Can't get a custom template taxonomy page to display

I've been trying to wade my way through learning the ins and outs of taxonomies and how to integrate them into themes and I've run into a pretty basic issue that I can't seem to figure out. I started ...
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Where, When, & How to Properly Flush Rewrite Rules Within the Scope of a Plugin?

I am having a bit of a strange issue with rewrite rules not flushing properly. I have tried using flush_rewrite_rules(); and flush_rewrite_rules(true);. I have also tried globalizing $wp_rewrite ...
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Best way to flush_rewrite_rules for custom post type, in a mu-plugins plugin?

I am writing a plugin that instantiates a custom post type (among other things). It is a multisite plugin and lives in the directory mu-plugins. What is the best practice for handling ...
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Rewrite Rule for Multilingual Website, Like qTranslate?

I would like to write my own little plugin for language switching. For that, the very first thing would be to get the rewrite rules running. I have been looking around the web for 2 hours, but I ...
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Can a custom post type have a Parent Page?

I've seen a lot of posts out there in the Webiverse about assigning a page as a parent of a custom post type. After four hours I can't find a solution and need some help. I've create an "About" page ...
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Rewrite rule for Custom post type Monthly and Yearly archive

I have a custom post type "contest_recipe". I can view contest recipe posts by year and by date with the following urls: http://example.com/2011/?post_type=contest_recipe - shows all 2011 contest ...
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add_rewrite_endpoint() not working for custom post type archives [closed]

i'm working on somekind of wiki/encyclopedia system based on wordpress. there are two custom post types. i'll show my configuration for one of them: $labels = array( 'name' => _x('Objects', ...
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CPT Template Not Showing - Getting 404

I'm developing a Custom Post Type plugin, which works fine in dev. Now that I've moved it to production, I'm getting a 404 when I try to display the template for the CPT. So, two questions: 1- Is ...
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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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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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How-to add rewrite rules to point the uploads folder to a subdomain

The goal Point the upload-folder to a static subdomain to serve adaptive images, that can get cached. WordPress Rewrite Rules You can read more in detail about rewrite rules API at Christopher Davis ...
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add_rewrite_rule not producing anything in $_GET

Trying to get pretty permalinks happening for a plugin that displays events I have this: function my_add_rewrite_rules() { global $wpdb; $org_options = get_option('event_settings'); // ...
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Add Rewrite Rule for custom page

Was trying to create author specific page with author specific URL and it was working fine,but when i created this URL did not taken in to account following 2 factors Author Name Conflict (similar ...
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How Do I add a redirect rule to Wordpress?

Right now, I'm able to dynamically generate js and css, based on my theme options To do that i set up a query var, that if present redirects to a php file, which then loads itself as a javascript ...
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Flush_rewrite_rules not working when settings updated

I have added some custom options to my WordPress CMS within the Reading admin page. I am using these options to set some additional pages that I then have bound to custom operations. This method ...
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Preserving $_GET parameter while using custom Rewrite Rule

This third party add-on plugin for Gravity Forms allows you to edit existing posts via the front end when you embed a form in your chosen template. All you need to do is append the GET ...
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htaccess rewrite conflict with wordpress rules and ssl

this one has me buggered- I have the below htaccess rule to redirect ssl to non-ssl pages. this works fine, except I'd like to exclude certain wordpress requests from this rule- for example, ...
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How to add custom rewrite rule to .htaccess?

I want to add a custom rewrite rule to my .htaccess file using a function inside functions.php The rewrite rule I want to add is as follows: RedirectMatch 301 ^/author/(.+)$ http://name-blog.com/$1 ...
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Modify custom post type rewrite rules in a separate function

I want to modify the rewrite rules for a custom post type, tribe_events, which is registered as a post type within "The Events Calendar" core plugin files (the-events-calendar.class line 24): ...
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permalink independent on the post's name stored in the database

I'm trying to make a custom permalink structure for my posts. www.example.com / post / %post_id% / %posttitle% / In this permalink, the post's ID comes first, then the post's title after it. ...
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Rewrite url for custom post type

I'm using WPML plugin to translate my site. I have a custom post type called "vinos" and I use this args: $args = array( 'labels' => $labels, 'hierarchical' => false, ...
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Permalinks so that one custom post type appears to be a child of another, not working

Currently I have two post types, "products" and "products-data" they are separate post types; however, for all intents and purposes products-data is a child post of products. The relation is ...
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How to add a custom URL placeholder to author archives?

I am working with a client who has a directory site that allows users to create accounts, then lists of items from the directory. Right now, whenever a user creates an account, she gets a profile URL ...
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Querystring parameter getting lost in rewrite rule

I have successfully added a custom post type and the permalink structure works great. So, for instance, I've got a custom post type books, and the permalink to a book is /books/the-dictionary. My ...
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Custom page with variables in url. Nice url with add_rewrite_rule

Using WP3.1 I Have a custom page with a WP_Query and the query gets dynamic variables from the url. And i want safe variables and clean urls. Example: ...
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Preventing index.php?category_name=something from redirecting

I'm trying to filter posts in a category by the year of the post's date. I also want to do this without being redirected to the year template so my ideal URL would be ...
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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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add_rewrite_rule: $matches var not replaced by captured value

I want to access a plugin file (when <a> is clicked) without exposing actual path of the file. I am using the following rewrite rule: add_rewrite_rule( 'continue/([0-9]+)/?$', ...
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Need help with friendly URL's in Wordpress

I'm creating som custom templates in Wordpress and I'm passing some data in the URL's. Currently my URL looks like this: http://www.mysite.com/designers/?id=43&name=designer+name The URL ...
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Need help with rewrite_rules_array

I have a page that I access at /category/tasks and the file is located at wp-content/themes/my-theme/tasks.php. I would like to make it so I can add a flag after tasks and pick up the query strong in ...
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How to modify URL structures in custom post types and taxonomies or terms

I am well aware that there are several posts covering the topic of customizing the permalink URL structure of custom post types, custom taxonomies, and taxonomy terms. However, none of them are real ...
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Change page /2 to /transcript with a Rewrite

I set up this rule (in functions.php) function custom_rewrite_basic() { add_rewrite_rule( 'episode/([^/]+)/transcript', ...
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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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Plugin to Consume a Web Service

I'm attempting to write a knowledge base plugin to consume the Salesforce API and pull in solutions in a RESTful style application path; however, some of the core plugin concepts escape me. For ...
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WordPress Custom Post Type Category Page

I was hoping someone could help me. I have done some serious googling but cannot find the answer for this one. I have a custom post type called tutorials. I can go to mysite.com/tutorials and get a ...
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Add rewrite endpoint to author page + pagination

I want to add a new endpoint to the author page, so that the URL looks like this: http://example.com/writer/username/articles So far, I have: Changed the author base Added a rewrite rule Setup ...
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Clean URLs for custom $_GET variables

I have a query var show=othertemplate that I can add to any URL to show any post, page or archive in Wordpress in a different template, like this: mysite.com/[any URL]/?show=othertemplate. I'd like ...
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Removing taxonomy base using WP rewrite

I´m trying to create the following URL structure: example.com/attractions <-- post type archive example.com/attractions/taxonomy_term <-- taxonomy archive ...
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How to use Post Custom Metadata in Post Titles and Post Permalinks

I am very new to WordPress. How can I use post custom metadata in place of Post Titles, and as the Post Permalink? For example, instead of domain.com/the-post-title, the permalink would be ...
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URL Rewrite + Page + Custom Post Type = Unusual Redirect

Yet another URL rewrite issue :) The Problem I have a URL rewrite rule that should work, but against all logic it redirects without passing the query var. The Juicy Details The site has a page ...
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How do you permanently remove default rewrite rules from the wp_options table?

We have tons of rewrite rules saved in our wp_options table and I'd like to permanently remove any entries that we're not using on our site (such as comment feeds, page attachments, etc.). What's the ...
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Custom Post Type Permalink / Rewrite not working immediately

Hitting a brick wall with the following: I have: 1 custom post type called cpt_community 1 custom taxonomy called tax_community If I set 'rewrite' => true in my CPT registration, then ...
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How do I remove a rewrite rule?

I've added a rewrite rule with the following code, and now I need to remove it. add_rewrite_rule('^events$', 'index.php?post_type=events', 'top'); My issue is not that the rule is not working. It ...