I want to add an option to my site to filter posts by one specific tag on the category page and at the same time have a nice URL (no query strings).

So something like this:

https://example.com/%category%/ - standard category link (currently)

https://example.com/%category%/%tag%/ - a page like the above, but displaying posts from a specific category AND tag.

Is this possible? If so, how can I achieve this?

I would also like to note that for posts I have such a slug https://example.com/%category%/%postname%/ and I'm worried that there might be a conflict with this.

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Ok, I found a solution.

By default in WP there is an option to filter categories by tags. E.g. https://example.com/category_name?tag=tag_name. I added a rewrite rule and redirection:


add_action( 'init', function () {
    add_rewrite_rule( '([a-z0-9-]+)\/tag\/([a-z0-9-]+)\/?$', 'index.php?category_name=$matches[1]&tag=$matches[2]', 'top' );
} );


add_action( 'template_redirect', function () {
    if ( is_category() && is_tag() && ! empty( $_GET['tag'] ) ) {
        wp_redirect( get_category_link( get_the_category()[0] ) . 'tag/' . get_query_var( 'tag' ) . '/' );
} );

Of course it's just such a basic code. It will require additional adjustments, e.g. for SEO.

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