I have a php file in my server (say www.example.com/up/up.php). If i access that file through the url, my site says no page found. but i want to call that php file using url parameter. I want to call that file to a download file using url access( say www.example.com/up/up.php?f=207). can someone help me how to do this. as usual i searched fr few days for my problem and came here when i totally cornered.

my up.php contains the following code

<?php /* Template Name: Upload */ ?>

  $app_id = "12345678901234567890";
  $app_secret = "12345678901234567890";
  $post_login_url = "www.mysite.com";
  $album_id = "7777";
  $photo_url = "URL";
  $photo_caption = "cool pics";

  $code = $_REQUEST["code"];

  //Obtain the access_token with publish_stream permission 
  if (!$code){ 
    $dialog_url= "http://www.facebook.com/dialog/oauth?"
      . "client_id=" .  $app_id
      . "&redirect_uri=" . urlencode( $post_login_url)
      .  "&scope=publish_stream";
    echo("<script>top.location.href='" . $dialog_url
      . "'</script>");
  } else {
      . "client_id=" . $app_id
      . "&client_secret=" . $app_secret
      . "&redirect_uri=" . urlencode( $post_login_url)
      . "&code=" . $code;
    $response = file_get_contents($token_url);
    $params = null;
    parse_str($response, $params);
    $access_token = $params['access_token'];

    // POST to Graph API endpoint to upload photos
    $graph_url= "https://graph.facebook.com/" 
      . $album_id . "/photos?"
      . "url=" . urlencode($photo_url)
      . "&message=" . urlencode($photo_caption)
      . "&method=POST"
      . "&access_token=" .$access_token;

    echo '<html><body>';
    echo file_get_contents($graph_url);
    echo '</body></html>';

I should pass a value to the url by using link

  • You should be able to do it, just provide the full path to the file when you call it.
    – Jared
    Jan 22, 2012 at 18:05
  • @Jared I gave the full url but it ends up with no page found error....should i add any codes to function.php about this external file??
    – Felix
    Jan 22, 2012 at 18:23
  • Well where are you placing the file, in your active theme's folder?
    – Jared
    Jan 22, 2012 at 18:25
  • @Jared I placed it in my serever. www.mysite.com/up/up.php
    – Felix
    Jan 22, 2012 at 18:27
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    Well I think it would work the same way even if you had the .php extension. I think it may be a conflict with your rewrite rules possibly, because I've never had a problem accessing a PHP file inside WP with the path to the file.
    – Jared
    Jan 22, 2012 at 20:34

3 Answers 3


What you can do is this:

Put up.php in your active theme's folder, and put this line at the top of your up.php file:

<?php /* Template Name: Up */ ?>

Create a page called Up in your WordPress Dashboard, then on the right side of the edit page screen, set the Template to 'Up'.

Depending on what you are doing with this file, you may need to add more code to make it completely secure, but this should at least solve the problem of you being able to access/use that file.

Read the relevant WordPress Codex page for more information:


  • gonna try it rite away :)
    – Felix
    Jan 22, 2012 at 18:34
  • @Felix Let me know if it works!
    – Jared
    Jan 22, 2012 at 18:40
  • i can acces the php page now but the code is not working. I used that code in my theme file (single.php) and it worked. but its not working now. should i add any extra code for that??? BTW the php file contain <?php /* Template Name: Up */ ?> <?php code lines ?>
    – Felix
    Jan 22, 2012 at 18:44
  • @Felix I would need to see the entire up.php file in order to see where the problem is. Can you update your question with it?
    – Jared
    Jan 22, 2012 at 18:49
  • @Felix By the way, you would then access the file using the page URL and not the URL to the PHP file. For example, if your page slug was up, you would use it like this: http://yoursite.com/up?f=207
    – Jared
    Jan 22, 2012 at 18:52

I have Found a way which I use regularly to add my own created PHP to a PHP PAGE or post through the use of Short Codes. Now Create a PHP page named example.php in your theme root directory. write something like:

echo "Hi! I am a PHP File in Wordpress template Folder!"

Now add the following code to your functions.php

function exampleFormInclude()
include( 'example.php' );
function exampleapp_func() {



$output = ob_get_contents();;

return $output;
add_shortcode( 'exampleapp', 'exampleapp_func' );  

Now add shortcode [exampleapp] in your page or post.


1.Create a page custom-page.php and save it under your theme directory. Now,

write the following line at the top of the page

2.<?php /* Template Name: Custom Page */ ?>

3.Write your PHP code under the custom page definition line, you can call your other WP template, functions inside this file.

Start like

4.<?php require_once("header.php");?> or

5.whatever way you are integrating your header and footer to keep the layout consistent.

6.Since this is a custom page, you NEED TO CREATE A PAGE from WordPress admin panel. Go to Admin => Pages => Add New

7.Add a page title, depending upon how you have coded the custom page, you might add page body (description) as well. You can fully skip the description if it’s written in the custom php page.

8.At right hand side, select Template. Choose My Custom Page from the dropdown. You are all set! Go to the slug (permalink) created by wordpress and see the page.

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