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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#25878 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

wp_referer_field not includes base URL from general settings

Reported by: hectorlinares's profile hectorlinares Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
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Im using the latest release version.

First you need to configure in general settings your wordpress url and website url to something like ''.

Install some plugin with options panel.

Go to the plugin options panel and click in Save Settings.

You will be redirected to: instead of

I have a solution, but i think its not the best one:

In wp_referer_field (wp-include/functions.php):
Change (line 1262):

$referer_field = '<input type="hidden" name="_wp_http_referer" value="' . esc_attr( wp_unslash( $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] ) ) . '" />'; 


$referer_field = '<input type="hidden" name="_wp_http_referer" value="'. site_url() . esc_attr( wp_unslash( $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] ) ) . '" />';

This solutions works fine, but uses absolute path instead of relative, attaching the full site url to the REQUEST_URI.

Change History (2)

#1 @dd32
11 years ago

$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] in your case should always be set to a full path, that is, /en/blog/wp-admin/.....

It sounds like the server has some kind of proxying setup which messes this up, or the request uri is only partially sent to PHP.. basically, I think the issue isn't WordPress, but your server configuration.

#2 @nacin
11 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed
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