$query_String results blank within the attached code. I figured wordpress-load would populate the $query_string variable included in the initialization for me personally and that i could straight output its value after i define it as being global, however i should be missing something somewhere

<?php
//test url mysite.com/thissnippet.php?name=John
include 'wp-load.php';
global $query_string;
echo "querystring is " ;
echo $query_string;

?>

you need to have the ability to echo the query string while using superglobal $_GET.

echo $_GET['name'];
<?php
//test url mysite.com/thissnippet.php?name=John
include 'wp-load.php';
global $query_string;
$query_string = $_GET['name'];
echo "querystring is $query_string";

?>