I am creating some project and because of task, I need this:

domain.com/user/user123 - return profile of "user123" with his personal info

domain.com/my-profile - return profile of current logged user

I've tried add_query_args or some tutorials ( likehttp://www.rlmseo.com/blog/passing-get-query-string-parameters-in-wordpress-url/), but it doesn't work for me.

Maybe there is an option with htaccess way, but this part is very confusing me (I mean when I use WordPress way). Any ideas?


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If I understand you well, you can do that with add_rewrite_rule(); function to map the url to specific query variables. https://codex.wordpress.org/Rewrite_API/add_rewrite_rule

function myfunc_rewrite_rules() {
  add_rewrite_rule('user/?([^/]*)', 'index.php?pagename=user&username=$matches[1]', 'top');

 function myfunc_username_query_vars($vars) {
  $vars[] = 'username';
  return $vars;

add_action('init', 'myfunc_rewrite_rules');
 //add query vars (username) to wordpress
 add_filter('query_vars', 'myfunc_username_query_vars');

function myfunc_display() {
  $userpage = get_query_var('pagename');
  $username = get_query_var('username');
  if ('user' == $userpage && '' == $username ):
   //show all users
  elseif ('user' == $userpage && '' != $username ):
   //show specific user

 //register plugin custom pages display
 add_filter('template_redirect', 'myfunc_display');

This tutorial can help: http://clivern.com/how-to-add-custom-rewrite-rules-in-wordpress/


After you run this code, you must go to Settings->Permalinks and just hit save button to flush all rewrite rules.(This is the solution for many permalink issues)

  • So, part that shows all users working well, thank you. But I don't know why, WordPress redirect me to main page when I add user123 after /user/
    – Doctore
    Commented Mar 5, 2017 at 15:38
  • But this work correctly - domain.com/?pagename=user&username=a and of course this - domain.com/user/?username=a
    – Doctore
    Commented Mar 5, 2017 at 15:43
  • @Doctore Try flushing rewrite rules by going to Settings->Permalinks and just hit save. then try again
    – pouria
    Commented Mar 5, 2017 at 15:48
  • @Doctore You're welcome my friend
    – pouria
    Commented Mar 5, 2017 at 15:59

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