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    My apologies if this is posted elsewhere, but I have searched for a while and cannot find a resolution.

    I have a contact form where the action is to call a php script using the post method. The php script is named phpmailer2.php. This works fine, the email is sent, and then I would like to send the user back to the contact page with a parameter in the URL (i.e. ?page-id=19&success=YES).

    I am using the following php header statement to redirect the user back to the page:

    header('Location: ?pageID=19&success=YES');

    After the form is submitted, the header statement is executed, but the url ends up including the base name. So the url looks like:


    Can anyone suggest a solution to removing phpmailer2.php from the url?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.


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  • Anyone have any suggestions?

    Hey, this is more of a php question than a WordPress question but the one thing I would make sure of that no PHP is being executed before your header statement. If there is, them the php header information has already been sent.

    I would look into doing a JavaScript redirect and populate the JavaScript with php variable.

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for the response!

    I did toy with the doing a javascript window.location redirect, but I get the same results. Plus, I’ve found that sending parameters using the javascript redirect has become a pain because of the escape characters. There is php code being executed before the header, but no output that would cause headers to already be sent.

    The reason I decided to post this on the wordpress forum instead of a php forum is because the mailer script works fine when it’s not embedded in the wordpress folder. Once the scripts are run inside wordpress, it always reposts the current script as part of the URL.

    I did attempt to manipulate the path by using various $_SERVER functions, but no matter what I do, “phpmailer2.php” is always appended to the front of my redirect location.

    Should I create a wordpress function inside the functions.php file to process the mail and include that in my “contact” page template? I may try this if I get some time this afternoon. There must be something I’m doing wrong lol. If not, I can’t imagine I would be the only one having this problem.

    Thanks again for your response. I really appreciate it!


    My apologies, but I’m doing this locally. The form that is on the site now is just a plugin form. I changed it back to the plugin when I realized I was having a problem.


    I found a workaround for this issue. I’ve added the code in my php script as a function in the “functions.php” file. I created a page template for my contact form and used a hidden field on the form to determine if the form is being posted. If the hidden value is set, I call the function. If not, I just display the form. Unfortunately, I do have to use the javascript redirect because of the header issue, but at least it is something I can work with.


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