I have a standard page setup at http://mysite.com/mypage/

I'd like to setup a rewrite rule in my theme functions that takes any URLs such as:

http://mysite.com/mypage/helloworld/ <-- Currently shows "Not Found"

And translates it into:

http://mysite.com/mypage/?var=helloworld <-- Currently shows the standard page


"helloworld" is an unknown variable value, so I want ALL "/mypage/" urls to rewrite back, for example: http://mysite.com/mypage/abc/ http://mysite.com/mypage/1231241/ http://mysite.com/mypage/sdfasfdadsf/

Will all rewrite back to http://mysite.com/mypage/?var={path}

  • ís this just for /mypage/ or also for another urls? – david.binda Feb 26 '13 at 8:58
  • Only for /mypage/ – David Barnes Feb 26 '13 at 8:58

As the question was modified, I modify my answer. This task is relatively easy, doable just with a single rewrite rule, which converts everything after /mypage/ string into a variable - I call it var. As this is added to query_vars via hook, is reachable via global $wp_query; echo $wp_query->var;.

add_filter( 'query_vars', 'binda_query_vars' );
function binda_query_vars( $vars ) {
    $vars[] = 'var';
    return $vars;

add_action( 'generate_rewrite_rules', 'binda_rewrite_rules' );
function binda_rewrite_rules( $wp_rewrite ) {           
   $mypage_id = 4; //setup your 'mypage' ID
    $wp_rewrite->rules = array(             
        'mypage/(.+?)/?$' => $wp_rewrite->index . '?page_id='.$mypage_id.'&var=' . $wp_rewrite->preg_index( 1 ),        
    ) + $wp_rewrite->rules;
  • "helloword" is an unknown variable, please see note added to my question. – David Barnes Feb 26 '13 at 8:51
  • this completely changes the question – david.binda Feb 26 '13 at 8:56
  • see modified answer above – david.binda Feb 26 '13 at 9:04
  • Thanks! It's worth noting that i had to remove the leading '/' for it to work: $wp_rewrite->rules = array( 'mypage/(.+?)/?$' => $wp_rewrite->index . '?page_id='.$mypage_id.'&var=' . $wp_rewrite->preg_index( 1 ), ) + $wp_rewrite->rules; – David Barnes Feb 26 '13 at 9:13
  • I'm sorry for that little issue. Wouldn't you mind to mark the answer as correct, please? – david.binda Feb 26 '13 at 9:18

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