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I'm creating a plugin that handles courses from a 3rd party system, I've created a add_rewrite_rule() so the url /course/32567 rewrites to /wp-content/plugins/course-plugin/course-page.php?code=32567

but the code= section doesn't get passed even though i've created a add_rewrite_tag()

add_action( 'init', function(){

add_rewrite_tag( '%code%', '[^a-zA-Z0-9_/]' );

add_rewrite_rule(
  '^course/([a-zA-Z0-9_]*)/?$',
  'wp-content/plugins/my-courses/course-page.php?code=$matches[1]',
  'top'
);

} );

and in the course-page.php file

<h1>COURSE: <?php echo $wp_query->query_vars['code']; ?></h1>

But it's displaying $wp_query->query_vars['code'] as $matches[1]

Any ideas? Thanks

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  • Did you flush the rewrite rules? Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 3:15
  • Yep made sure i flushed them manually too
    – Jason
    Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 8:45

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You can always check the value of the result with the function var_dump as follows:

var_dump( $matches[1] );

In this case, I think is returning an Array with the results you should try to out.

<?php echo $matches[1][0] ; ?>

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