wp_original_referer_field( bool $echo = true, string $jump_back_to = 'current' )

Retrieve or display original referer hidden field for forms.

Description Description

The input name is ‘_wp_original_http_referer’ and will be either the same value of wp_referer_field(), if that was posted already or it will be the current page, if it doesn’t exist.

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Parameters Parameters


(bool) (Optional) Whether to echo the original http referer.

Default value: true


(string) (Optional) Can be 'previous' or page you want to jump back to.

Default value: 'current'

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Return Return

(string) Original referer field.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/functions.php

function wp_original_referer_field( $echo = true, $jump_back_to = 'current' ) {
	$ref = wp_get_original_referer();

	if ( ! $ref ) {
		$ref = ( 'previous' === $jump_back_to ) ? wp_get_referer() : wp_unslash( $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] );

	$orig_referer_field = '<input type="hidden" name="_wp_original_http_referer" value="' . esc_attr( $ref ) . '" />';

	if ( $echo ) {
		echo $orig_referer_field;

	return $orig_referer_field;

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Version Description
2.0.4 Introduced.

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