Trying to replicate archivesingle url behaviour in a custom page
I created a custom page ‘page-channels.php’
since I get all the data from api requests I don’t need or want to open a custom post type for channels but I would rather alter the behaviour of the page to act like it one (url wise and passing parameters wise)
for example :
example.com.com/channels : would open in page-channels.php
example.com.com/channels/sport : would open in page-channels.php will recognize the sport id and include code single-channels.php with sport variable
I was able to do that when I made my permalinks structure look like this
But I only able to reach page-channels.php where I enter numeric values
for example: example.com/channels/12 would work
example.com.com/channels/sport wouldn’t work
Would love if someone can shed some light on how can I resolve this.
I know that it can be achieved via query params but I rather not use it.
Thanks in advance,