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I have a page template that I want to be able to show in two different modes: a regular mode and a bare-bones mode, where there is no header, footer, sidebar, etc. My hope is that I can get this done using a parent-child url, like so:

Normal view: http://sample.com/mypage/

Barebones view: http://sample.com/mypage/clean/

I assume I will need to edit header.php as well as footer.php to check whether or not they should show up, but how do I figure out the parent-child relationship, or is there an easier way to get this done?

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Add an endpoint to your post permalink, name it clean.

In your callback for template_redirect use a special header.php or none at all. Do not forget to call exit;; otherwise WordPress will load the default template files later.

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