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I want to be able to render post in two different styles (2 templates).

For example, let's say I have the post ID 133, I would like two URLS to access it and so it renders where different template would apply.

  • lorem.com/render1/133
  • lorem.com/render2/1333

for example... or it could be something like:

  • lorem.com/post/133
  • and lorem.com/post/133?template=2

How would you do it?

  • Just a heads up, a query var (your ?template=2) example might be safe, but be careful about duplicate content. If WordPress correctly adds the canonical address meta tag, I think you'll be safe, but it's better to avoid the issue than suddenly find your site tanked on Google overnight. – mrwweb Jan 18 '13 at 16:52
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Your best bet would probably be the Rewrite Endpoints API. The API allows you to create post URLs with endpoints like lorem.com/post/133/json/ or lorem.com/post/133/print/. You'll find useful code examples in the link provided.

  • Clean. Perfect. – flintsburg Jan 20 '13 at 12:10
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If you add a query arg, via add_query_arg(), you could then query that query arg, via get_query_var(), inside of a callback hooked into template_redirect.

(Note: how/why you add the query arg is outside the scope of this answer.)

For example:

function wpse82168_template_redirect() {
    // You'll need to update these conditionals according to your context
    if ( is_single() && get_query_var( 'template' ) && '2' == get_query_var( 'template' ) ) {
        get_template_part( 'template-2' );
    }
}
add_action( 'template_redirect', 'wpse82168_template_redirect' );
  • Interesting technic :) Is there a particular explanation for you function name (wpse82168_template_redirect) or it's just random? – flintsburg Jan 20 '13 at 12:03
  • All declared function names are, ultimately, arbitrary. But in this case, wpse82168 refers to this question, and template_redirect refers to what the function does. The former is a unique prefix that ensures the function is properly namespaced; the latter is inherent documentation, in which simply reading the function name helps explain the purpose of the function. – Chip Bennett Jan 20 '13 at 13:49

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