I have 3 custom searches created using different templates.

The search results page loads different results depending on the referrer:

/* Template Name: Search Results */
$search_refer = $_GET["post_type"];

if ($search_refer == 'post') { 
    load_template(TEMPLATEPATH . '/search/filme.php'); 
elseif ($search_refer == 'persoane') { 
    load_template(TEMPLATEPATH . '/search/actori.php'); 
elseif ($search_refer == 'trailers') { 
    load_template(TEMPLATEPATH . '/search/trailers.php'); 

I'd like to make the url of this page prettier. Right now it looks like this:


but I'd like it to look like this:


How do I make the url more beautiful?


This snippet should solve your problem. Just put it into your functions.php file.

function my_insert_rewrite_rules( $rules ) {
    $newrules = array();
    $newrules['search/([^/]+)/post_type/([^/]+)/?$'] = 'index.php?s=$matches[1]&post_type=$matches[2]';
    return $newrules + $rules;
add_filter( 'rewrite_rules_array','my_insert_rewrite_rules' );

function my_flush_rewrite_rules() {
add_action( 'after_switch_theme', 'my_flush_rewrite_rules' );

You will have to flush rewrite rules after adding this code, before it will start to work. Just switch theme to another and back or go to Settings->Permalink Settings and push "Save" button.

  • this code don't works – Batman Jun 21 '13 at 21:31
  • Well, this one I checked, so I'm pretty sure it does, actually ;) You just have to be sure that rewrite rules are flushed correctly after adding it to functions.php file. Then you can go to yoursite.com/search/My+Query/post_type/post/ and it will return search results. – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jun 21 '13 at 21:44
  • How i did, i upload to my function, i go to Permanent Link's click Save Changes, and i search another term. Shoud be fine but i retrive same... /?s=Movies&post_type=post – Batman Jun 21 '13 at 21:50
  • This code won't change your search form magically. It only assures that when you type in this url, WordPress will run appropriate search. So when you type this /search/After+Earth/post_type/post in your browsers address bar, the search for posts with "After Earth" will bu called. I have no idea how are you creating search urls (with a form, some links, or any other method) so I'm unable to help you with that part. – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jun 21 '13 at 21:56

first of all ,see this url http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks ,and then goo to the admin dashboard Settings->Permalink Settings->Common Settings set the the url as you want,Have a try,just,may be it will help!

  • i know of that, the permanent link's are enabe "/%postname%/" – Batman Jan 6 '13 at 17:08
  • Well, I don't think this would help. You can't set custom rewrites in settings part of dashboard. – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jun 21 '13 at 20:27

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