Having a problem with wordpress and .htaccess mod_rewrite rules.
What I'm trying to do is set up a redirect so that:
Redirects to a templated page in my wordpress themes folder, with a querystring attached:
My rewrite rule looks like this
RewriteRule ^people/(.*)/$ wp-content/themes/mytheme/people.php?name=$1 [R]
The redirect itself is working pretty flawlessly. If I enter
http://mysite.com/people/person-name into the URL bar, it does in fact load the page at http://mysite.com/wp-content/themes/mytheme/people.php?name=person-name.
HOWEVER anything and everything on the page that has to do with wordpress is broken.
It starts off by returning this error, then quits:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_header() in /nfs/c02/h10/mnt/30359/domains/website.mysite.com/html/wp-content/themes/mytheme/people.php on line 13
If I remove the get_header() call from the page, the page loads, but the template style sheet fails to load in and the page looks like... well, how you'd expect a page with a missing stylesheet to look.
When I access the page by entering the full url (http://mysite.com/wp-content/themes/mytheme/people.php?name=person-name), the get_header() call inserts the header.php file into the page successfully and the stylesheet loads.
From what I can tell, it looks to me like wordpress is looking for files in a subdirectory of the "fake" URL the address bar instead of relative to where the page actually resides.
Anybody know how to fix or work around this?