I have a problem to url rewrite with .htaccess a page on my wordpress, and I basically know nothing about wordpress.
Let me explain in details. I''m making a page to display "coach profiles".
I have a wordpress page called "lessons" which uses a custom page template called Page-Lessons.php (located in my theme directory)
In this Page-Lessons.php, I just took the full-width template of my website and change the content to include a php file I made (called fichecoach.php) which contains everything I need to display.
So far so good, my page http://www.lol-academy.net/lessons/?coach=TheFakeRasta which works as intended, except the url is very ugly. I want it to be http://www.lol-academy.net/lessons/TheFakeRasta
So I went to my root folder .htaccess file and added this line at the top :
RewriteRule ^lessons/([a-z]+)$ lessons/?coach=$1 [L]
Gives me a 404
Probably because the [L] states that its the end of the redirect and lessons/?coach=$1 is already a redirected url (from wordpress with permalinks set to /%post_name%/
If I remove [L] I get error 500 (redirect loop ?)
So I thought, lets just input the real url instead, so I change it to :
RewriteRule ^lessons/([a-z]+)$ index.php?p=429&coach=$1 [L]
And now, it works, except it gets redirected to /lessons/ and the querystring is not passed and url changes. (try to go to http://www.lol-academy.net/lessons/TheFakeRasta )
I am really stuck on this problem, and I need help. As this is a commercial website, I'm willing to send a donation to someone who can unstuck me.