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WP_Rewrite::add_endpoint() public WP 2.1.0

Adds an endpoint, like /trackback/.

{} It's a method of the class: WP_Rewrite{}

No Hooks.


Null. Nothing.


global $wp_rewrite;
$wp_rewrite->add_endpoint( $name, $places, $query_var );
$name(string) (required)
Name of the endpoint.
$places(int) (required)
Endpoint mask describing the places the endpoint should be added.
Name of the corresponding query variable. Pass false to skip registering a query_var for this endpoint.
Default: value of $name


  • See: add_rewrite_endpoint() for full documentation.
  • Global. WP. $wp Current WordPress environment instance.


Since 2.1.0 Introduced.
Since 3.9.0 $query_var parameter added.
Since 4.3.0 Added support for skipping query var registration by passing false to $query_var.

Code of WP_Rewrite::add_endpoint() WP 5.6

public function add_endpoint( $name, $places, $query_var = true ) {
	global $wp;

	// For backward compatibility, if null has explicitly been passed as `$query_var`, assume `true`.
	if ( true === $query_var || null === $query_var ) {
		$query_var = $name;
	$this->endpoints[] = array( $places, $name, $query_var );

	if ( $query_var ) {
		$wp->add_query_var( $query_var );