Custom canonical?

I have a plugin that creates a directory beneath a page. There are custom rewrites involved.

For example:


but in all of the "child" pages which are created by my plugin the canonical always shows the page they are tied to so the canonical is always /pagename instead of /pagename/dir/category etc....

How can I hack this canonical generator so that if the url is /pagename/dir/etc..... it will add on the rest of the request url?

  • jpwdesigns
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Here are my rewrites:


    I think if i hacked the plugin page wds-onpage.php wds_head() function line 145
    what if I added something like this:

    if ($wp_query->query_vars['d_category']) {
         echo "\t".'<link rel="canonical" href="'.get_page_link( $page_data->id).'asid/'.$wp_query->query_vars['d_category'].'/" />'."\n";
    } else .....
  • jpwdesigns
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    WPMU DEV SEO works great. Everything is displayed both on front end and admin but when i have Events Manager activated, and try to visit the Events calendar page it pulls up blank. IF I then disable WPMU DEV SEO and visit calendar page it works. Since I have to use the events manager I can not use WPMU DEV SEO. I posted a thread about it both here and with Events Manager but don't have a solution yet.

  • Philip John
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Hmm okay.

    I've not managed to replicate this so here are some questions and things to try;
    - what version of WordPress are you using?
    - does it work when you use the default WP theme?
    - does it work if you disable all plugins except SEO and Events Manager?
    - is this on a single site or multisite?
    - if multisite is it the main site or sub-site
    - if multisite do you have the plugins per-site or network activated?

    Those should help to get to the bottom of the cause...


  • Philip John
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice


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