PHP redirect – go back to previous page

By | September 1, 2023

To go back to the previous page the superglobal variable $_SERVER can be used.
$_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] has the link to the previous page.

So to redirect simply :

// Method to go to previous page
function goback()
	header("Location: {$_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER']}");

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PHP redirect – go back to previous page
  1. Tony

    The title should be “go forward to previous page” as if you cycle through with the back button, it redisplays all the intermediate pages.

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