My requirement is exactly similar to Tabbed Post.

I have Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin to store data.

So pulling up the requirement from the wordpress support thread:

Movie Summary | Synopsis | Screens | Trailer | Comments | Add your Review

Movie summary is the_content(), Synopsis is the_excerpt(), Screens and Trailers are custom field values.

I want to know how I can split the content i.e. Summary, Synopsis, Screens, Trailers into Tabs which will reload the page. I do not want to change the tabs using javascript and specifically want to reload page every time.

A working example would be: Example

Thanks in advance.

1 Answer 1


You can use rewrite endpoints to achieve this.

First, register your endpoints:

function wpa_movie_endpoints() {
    add_rewrite_endpoint( 'synopsis', EP_PERMALINK );
    add_rewrite_endpoint( 'screens', EP_PERMALINK );
    add_rewrite_endpoint( 'trailer', EP_PERMALINK );
add_action( 'init', 'wpa_movie_endpoints' );

So now in addition to http://domain.com/post-name/ (or whatever your particular permalink structure is), you'll have:


You can then check for the existence of these query vars in a template action, or in the template itself, and show the appropriate content:

global $wp_query; // may be necessary, depending on where you're using this
if( array_key_exists( 'synopsis', $wp_query->query_vars ) ){
    echo 'show synopsis!';
  • Wow...never heard of this, very very useful hint for furure projects. I always ended up using nested hierarchical posttypes to achieve that kind of permalink structure.
    – rfrq
    Jul 2, 2013 at 9:24
  • Wow. This is exactly what I was looking for. Can you tell me what is the best way to flush rewrite rules. From what I read at link rewrite rules need to be flushed for permalinks to work.
    – Praz
    Jul 2, 2013 at 12:16
  • @Praz if this is a plugin, or theme for distribution, the first two examples on flush_rewrite_rules are what you should use. if this is a personal theme, you can simply visit the permalinks settings page in admin and rewrites will be flushed.
    – Milo
    Jul 2, 2013 at 14:29
  • @Milo One question though. if I print <div><code> <?php global $wp_rewrite; echo '<pre>'; print_r($wp_rewrite->rules); echo '</pre>'; ?> </code></div> in my template file I see that these endpoints are added for all post types. How can I restrict it to only single custom post type(movies in this example) and have a different set of endpoints for my second content type? I am using WP Types plugin for managing custom content types.
    – Praz
    Jul 2, 2013 at 19:18
  • @Milo When I try this, the addition of the endpoint to the url causes the 404 template to load. Any suggestions?
    – christian
    Sep 22, 2014 at 19:26

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