[wp-hackers] WP Rewrite

Eric Mann eric at eam.me
Sun Feb 20 04:50:14 UTC 2011

I've also asked this over on the WordPress Stack Exchange ... let's see who
answers first :-)

I'm trying to create a custom API endpoint in WordPress, and I need to
redirect requests to a virtual page in the root of WordPress to an actual
page that ships with my plug-in. So basically, all requests to the one page
are actually routed to the other.

http://mysite.com/my-api.php =>

The point of this is to make the url for the API endpoint as short as
possible (similar tohttp://mysite.com/xmlrpc.php but to ship the actual API
endpoint file with the plug-in rather than requiring the user to move files
around in their installation and/or hack core.

My first stab was to add a custom rewrite rule. However, this had two

   1. The endpoint always had a trailing slash. It became
   2. My rewrite rule was only ever partially applied. It wouldn't redirect
   to wp-content/plugins..., it would redirect to
   index.php&wp-content/plugins.... This lead to WordPress displaying either
   a page not found error or just defaulting to the homepage.

Ideas? Suggestions?


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