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I'm trying to retrieve the current URL of the page, which works everywhere except for archive pages, for example, a category page. On a category page, it shows as the most recent post in that category.

$this_id = $wp_the_query->get_queried_object_id();
$this_url = get_permalink($this_id);
echo $this_url; // Should show like: http://domain.com/blog/category

How do I retrieve the actual archive page URL?

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Untested, but here is a solution from Konstantin Kovshenin

global $wp;
$current_url = add_query_arg( $wp->query_string, '', home_url( $wp->request ) );

You can then just simply echo $current_url

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Category URLs can be retrieved using function get_category_link. So instead of using get_permalink , if you use get_category_link and pass the category id to it, it would return the link of the category. You can read more about get_category_link here.

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Continuing the first answer, from Pieter Goosen:

Using same code but without the current category/tag/taxonomy being repeated with a string of the same taxonomy, you can do this:

<?php
    global $wp;
    $current_url = home_url( $wp->request ) . '/'; // last part adds the "/" at the end
?>

Then for the canonical meta (or any other permalink placement):

<link rel="canonical" href="<?php echo $current_url ?>" />

Observe, this will fail for url:s that have query strings at the end and is only for "pretty urls", like domain.com/category/sub-category/.

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