'name' in query string creates 404
This is a weird issue I stumbled on just now:
If there is
?name=anythingatall(or &name=anythingatall) appended to any URL, WordPress responds with a 404 page.
Even WordPress.com shows this behaviour!
I found some very old and closed forum topics about it so it’s been there for a long time:
But none of them provide an answer on HOW to prevent WP to stumble over “name=…” or even on WHY this is happening.
I am guessing this not not a bug but by design. But why… Is “name” reserved for anything like User Name internally?
Can anyone shed some light on this?
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