Retrieve original referer that was posted, if it exists.

Return Return

(string|false) Original referer URL on success, false on failure.

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HTTP referer is a server variable. ‘referer’ is deliberately miss-spelled.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/functions.php

function wp_get_original_referer() {
	if ( ! empty( $_REQUEST['_wp_original_http_referer'] ) && function_exists( 'wp_validate_redirect' ) ) {
		return wp_validate_redirect( wp_unslash( $_REQUEST['_wp_original_http_referer'] ), false );

	return false;

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Version Description
2.0.4 Introduced.

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