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I am trying to make a custom web app with wordpress. I have a page, Person with URL http://www.domainname.com/person. In that page, i have a shortcode. This shortcode is going to extract a get parameter from the URL such as http://www.domainname.com/person?id=5. The problem is that when clicking on URL like http://www.domainname.com/person?id=5, wordpress is complaining that the page does exist when the page http://www.domainname.com/person exist. How can I solve this ?

  • Your permalinks don't have a trailing slash? Is the parameter you're using actually id? Note that WordPress has a lot of query vars that when appended to the URL will change the main query and cause 404s. – Milo Oct 26 '15 at 21:22
  • You are right, I was using a get Parameter name which was causing this problem, thanks :) – Noor Oct 26 '15 at 21:43
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id is already used by WordPress, it's a query variable and a reserved name. If you put ?id=5 on the end of a URL, you're asking for the post with ID 5.

Instead, have you considered using a person post type? This would give you an archive, add/edit screen, admin listings, templates, individual person templates, URL paths, etc all for free No need to create a page and a page template, just use single-person.php and archive-person.php

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