Custom Rewrite with Query vars

I have been stuck on this for hours and tried all these different methods but none seem to work. I’ve seen other threads with a similar problem but the solutions are not working for me. I’m hoping someone can help.

I have a page with a custom template using the permalink

example.com/central

This page accepts query variables eg :

example.com/central/?information=people

I’m trying to get a custom rewrite rule to work so that when people type in

example.com/central/information/people

it will display what

example.com/central/?information=people

does.

currently in my template functions.php I have

function add_query_vars_filter( $vars ){
  $vars[] = "information";
  return $vars;
}
add_filter( 'query_vars', 'add_query_vars_filter' );

function custom_rewrite_tag() {
  add_rewrite_tag('%information%', '([^&]+)');
}
add_action('init', 'custom_rewrite_tag', 10, 0);

function custom_rewrite()
{
        add_rewrite_rule('^(.+)/information/(.+)/?$','index.php?p=64476&information=$matches[2]','top');
}
add_action('init', 'custom_rewrite');

When I visit

example.com/central/information/people 

I only get taken to

example.com/central/

My second issue is that p=64476 is hard coded, how do I get the id from $matches[1] ?

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Add a rewrite endpoint instead of a rewrite rule and query var. This API function will do both of these things for you.

function wpd_add_my_endpoint(){
    add_rewrite_endpoint( 'information', EP_PAGES );
}
add_action( 'init', 'wpd_add_my_endpoint' );

Now any page can have information appended to the end, and the value will be available via get_query_var('information').

Try this, I did a quick test and it worked for me. I created a page called central.

Don’t forget to flush the rewrite rules after inserting this code.

add_filter( 'query_vars', 'query_vars' );
function query_vars( $vars )
{
    array_push($vars, 'information');
    return $vars;
}

add_action( 'rewrite_rules_array', 'rewrite_rules' );
function rewrite_rules( $rules )
{
    $newrules = array();
    $newrules[ 'central/information/people/?$' ] = 'index.php?pagename=central&information=people';

    return $newrules + $rules;
}