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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

It is a common problem and happens very often with newbie. When you try to PHP header redirect the page to somewhere else it shows a warning something like this

cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output ....

And this kind of error become more painful when you have a project to fix something in that and you did not code it before, too bad.

But what if you redirect the page by some other method than PHP header redirect. I am going to explain you a method. It worked for me and I hope it also help you out.

Instead of header() redirect you can use top.location.href. Copy n paste below code in your PHP library or in your regular PHP page.

 function custom_header_redirect($url){
      echo '<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">"'.$url.'"</script>';

And call custom_header_redirect($url) wherever you are using header("location:$url").

$url = "";


You must use full path URL not related.


$url = "";

Not Allowed:

$url = "profile.php?name=someone";

If there is any PHP header problem occurs still your page will be redirected where you mentioned in $url.

Posted by Atul


  1. I truly think this web page needs much more concern. I’ll probably be again to study much more on custom redirect function in php, thanks for that details.


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