I have pretty permalinks set up on my site, so that a post that fits under the "deals" type (which is part of a custom taxonomy, not a wp "category") will have an address such as:
What I want to do is make it possible for users to enter "http://www.site.com/deals/" as their URL, and be presented with the regular index.php, except that content is filtered to only display the "deals" posts.
I know I can do this by setting up a page specifically for that URL and having a specific query that only looks for deals... but I'd rather it all be done via the index page, so that I don't have to set up a custom page for each different type of content.
So my question is: how can I tell the wpquery on index.php to filter results based on whether the URL ("http://www.site.com/") has an additional segment on the end, such as "deals/"?
I'm familiar with passing php variables in URLs by using the "?" symbol, but in this case I want my URLs to maintain their "pretty" appearance.
Any help is much appreciated!
Thanks in advance,