## Use “name” query string to refer to form field instead of pagename

Question

I’m trying to auto-populate a form using url parameters (query strings). The problem is when I use the “name” query string (eg mysite.com/?name=xyz), it is referring to the pagename instead of the Name form field and showing a 404 error.

For eg, if I type mysite.com/?name=david, it shows 404 but if I type mysite.com/?name=about it goes to mysite.com/about.

To try and override this on the page where I have the form, I tried the following code:

function del_name ($qvar) { if ( is_page( 'page-slug' ) ) { function is_name($var ) {
return $var !== 'name'; }$qvar = array_filter($qvar, 'is_name', ARRAY_FILTER_USE_KEY); } return$qvar;
}