I have a redirect rule that is intended to load a custom template file. This worked last week, and is now not working (and loads a 404 page instead). The only change to the site is the entire site is now loaded on https instead of http.

Here is the function:

function event_rewrite() {

    add_rewrite_rule('^event/(.*)/?', 'index.php?pagename=event&event_name=$matches[1]', 'top');
add_action('init', 'event_rewrite');

Is there anything in the matching that would change with https in the url? Or is there a different problem going on that coincidentally arose when we switched to https?


This might be a permalink issue. Sometimes when things like HTTPS get turned on, you need to flush permalinks to get URL's and rewrites working again.

Head to permalinks (settings > permalinks) and just hit the save button and see if that fixes the issue there.

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  • I tried that earlier, and it didn't work. I tried it again, and it worked. So, let's assume you have the golden touch. Thanks! – hookedonwinter Mar 20 '17 at 21:22

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