wp_safe_remote_get( string $url, array $args = array() )

Retrieve the raw response from a safe HTTP request using the GET method.

Description Description

This function is ideal when the HTTP request is being made to an arbitrary URL. The URL is validated to avoid redirection and request forgery attacks.

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Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) URL to retrieve.


(array) (Optional) Request arguments.

Default value: array()

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Return Return

(array|WP_Error) The response or WP_Error on failure.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/http.php

function wp_safe_remote_get( $url, $args = array() ) {
	$args['reject_unsafe_urls'] = true;
	$http                       = _wp_http_get_object();
	return $http->get( $url, $args );

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Version Description
3.6.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Request with authorization parameters

    $response = wp_safe_remote_get( 
    		'timeout'     => 45,
    		'redirection' => 5,
    		'headers'     => array(
    			'Content-Type' => 'application/json; charset=utf-8',
    			'Authorization'      => 'Basic AUTH_KEY_HERE',
    		'cookies'     => array(),

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