I wrote a plugin that can fetch data from an external JSON source and displays a very few details in a list. Each item is clickable to be displayed with more details on a specific template. To do this, each item has its own URL like this : http://localhost/details/?id=125

The get parameter is meant to retrieve more data from the JSON source thanks to query_vars. It works without a hitch but I would like URLs to be rewrote this way : http://localhost/details/name-of-the-item/id

Is that possible ? How can I do this ? (I can pass as many get parameters as possible from the list page if needed)

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You can try URL rewriting like that

add_action("wp_loaded", function () {

    add_rewrite_tag("%id%", "([^&]+)");



And then flush rewrite rules cache one time in Settings -> Permalinks.

With this rewriting, the identifier is no more in $_GET but you can get it with https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_query_var.

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    It would be better to use get_query_var(), rather than accessing the global directory. Aug 1, 2018 at 11:25
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    thank you @JacobPeattie I was searching for the function "get_query_vars" and because I don't found it, I though there is no other solution than global var.
    – Kaperto
    Aug 1, 2018 at 13:56

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