Using rewrite rule to access a view of a plugin from home page

The question:

I’m creating a plugin that has a view in front-end and i have a link in home page to access it:

But I want a rewrite rule to access it using a short url like:

My rewrite funnctions that doesn’t work:

public function my_rewrite_roles() {
    global $wp_rewrite;
    $new_rules = array('^wp-test-plugin/?$' => 'wp-content/plugins/wp-test-plugin/public/partials/wp-test-plugin-public-display.php');
    $wp_rewrite->rules = $new_rules + $wp_rewrite->rules;
    //return $wp_rewrite->rules;

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

This will create / handle your endpoint and attempt to load your php if the file is readable. Note: you won’t want to refresh the rewrite rules here but it’ll make sure you can test quickly.

if (!class_exists('WPTestPluginEndpoint')):

    class WPTestPluginEndpoint
        const ENDPOINT_QUERY_NAME = '__my_test_plugin';

        // WordPress hooks

        public function init()
            add_filter('query_vars', array($this, 'add_query_vars'), 0);
            add_action('parse_request', array($this, 'sniff_requests'), 0);
            add_action('init', array($this, 'add_endpoint'), 0);

        // Add public query vars
        public function add_query_vars($vars)
            $vars[] = static::ENDPOINT_QUERY_NAME;

            return $vars;

        // Add API Endpoint

        public function add_endpoint()
            $query_name = self::ENDPOINT_QUERY_NAME;
            add_rewrite_rule('^wp-test-plugin/?', "index.php?{$query_name}=1", 'top');

// don't do this all the time!!!

        // Sniff Requests

        public function sniff_requests()
            global $wp;
            if (isset($wp->query_vars[ self::ENDPOINT_QUERY_NAME ])) {
                $this->handle_request(); // handle it

        // Handle Requests

        protected function handle_request()
            $public_display = WP_PLUGIN_DIR . '/wp-test-plugin/public/partials/wp-test-plugin-public-display.php';

            if( is_readable( $public_display )) {

                require $public_display;

            else {

                wp_die("Can't find Render Page ". $public_display );


            die(); // nothing to be done

    $wptept = new WPTestPluginEndpoint();

endif; // WPTestPluginEndpoint

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