Rorschach Rorschach - 2 years ago 77
PHP Question

How to add $_POST['variable'] to URL of next page?

I have a simple landing page with a search bar and submit button.

I want the URL of the next page to read:*the search text here*

Here is the code from the landing page / index.php page:

<form class="" action="after_search.php?search="<?php echo $_POST['search_title']?> method="post">
<div class="form-group" id="search_wrapper">
<input type="text" id="search_field" class="form-control color-outline" name="search_title" placeholder="Search">

The issue is that $_POST['search_title'] is not set until the next page loads. So, it does not work because $_POST['search_title'] is not defined on this page.

How do I add the contents of the search bar to the URL of the next page?


It was suggested that I switch to GET instead of POST.

But on the 2nd page, there are many places that use $_POST['...']

Switching all those to $_GET['...'] has allowed it to work.

Thanks, all

Answer Source

You need to use $_GET method to get the values from a URL:

<form class="" action="after_search.php" method="get">

To get the value, use:


If you are passing the value through the link:

?search=the search text here

That means you are using $_GET, thus you need to use $_GET instead of $_POST.

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