I'm using the following code to redirect the page, in order to prevent re-submission of the form. And it does fine job doing redirection to the homepage.

And my website is based on the WordPress, therefore once the (WordPress) post's form is uploaded, I want redirection to the uploaded respective post after form submission (form is uploaded from the front-end)

Therefore what kind of code, do I need to put in the header() function.

if(isset($_POST['submit-coupon']) ) {
    // other codes
     header('Location: http://coupon.mn');     

I think the essential code part is; (I try to omitted non-essential code)

if(isset($_POST['submit-coupon']) ) {
    require get_template_directory() . '/includes/mediaUpload.php';

    // error handling codes

    if($_FILES['coupon_image']['error'] != 0) {
        $errors[] = __('Купон-ийн зураг оруулна уу', 'Teo');
    if(count($errors) == 0) {
        $allowed_tags = wp_kses_allowed_html( 'post' );
        $title = esc_attr($_POST['coupon_title']);
        $description = wp_kses($_POST['coupon_description'], $allowed_tags);
        if(is_user_logged_in() ) { 
            $current_user = wp_get_current_user();
            $user_id = $current_user->ID;
        else {
            $user_id = 1;
        $post = array(
        'comment_status' => 'close', /* added by AB, open */
        'ping_status'    => 'close', /* added by AB, open */
        'post_author'    => $user_id,
        'post_content'   => $description,
        'post_status'    => 'publish', /* added by AB, pending */
        'post_title'     => $title,
        'post_type'      => 'coupons',
        $post_id = wp_insert_post($post);
        if($post_id == 0) {
            $errors[] = __("The listing couldn't be added to the database, try again.", "Teo");
        else {
            $cat = (array)$cat;
            wp_set_post_terms($post_id, $cat, 'category'); //setting the correct category
            $tmp = new MediaUpload;
            if($_FILES['coupon_image']['error'] == 0) {
                $featured_image = $tmp->saveUpload( 'coupon_image' );
                add_post_meta($post_id, '_thumbnail_id', $featured_image['attachment_id']);
            //setting custom fields info
            if($discount != '') {
                add_post_meta($post_id, '_single_discount', $discount);
    header('Location: http://coupon.mn');     

<div class="text-content frontend-submit">
<?php if(isset($errors) && count($errors) > 0) { ?>
    <div class="large-12 column alert alert-danger">
        <?php foreach($errors as $error) echo $error . '<br />'; ?>
<?php } ?>
<?php if(isset($ok) ) { ?>
    <div class="large-12 column alert alert-success">
        <?php _e('Your post is added!', 'Couponize');?>
<?php } ?>
<form enctype="multipart/form-data" action="<?php echo(get_permalink($post->ID)); ?>" method="post">


    <!-- SUBMIT BUTTON -->
    <div class="cf"></div> <br />
    <div class="large-12 column">
        <input class="input button primary red, large-3" type="submit" name="submit-coupon" value="+ купон нэмэх" />
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    Not sure I understand what is actually the issue. In addition what makes it a wordpress specific issue and not a general PHP one? Jun 9, 2016 at 16:25
  • @MarkKaplun - Sorry for my incomplete explanation, I updated the question. Thanx Jun 9, 2016 at 16:43
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    @anand_mongol I suppose you are using wp_insert_post to create a new post. Can you please post that part of the code? Thanks. Jun 9, 2016 at 17:00
  • @BorisKuzmanov - I uploaded the more code, which I think essential. Yes I do use the 'wp_insert_post'. Thank you Jun 9, 2016 at 17:19

1 Answer 1


Since you are already getting the ID of the newly created post ($post_id), you just need to get the URL and redirect after the submission.

Using get_permalink( $post_id ) you can get post's URL. Also, you can get rid of the header() function to send a new HTTP header, and use WordPress' own function for redirect - wp_redirect().

wp_redirect( get_permalink( $post_id ) );

https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_insert_post/ https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/get_permalink/ https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_redirect/

  • It works like a Charm!!! - THANKS, can I ask you one more questions - is it possible to show the post in the respective category listing - in this case it's in the category (fastfood) - therefore I want to redirect to respective category listing. Jun 9, 2016 at 17:42
  • You can use the same approach, but instead of post's, you will be using category's url. You may find get_category_link() and get_category_by_slug() helpful in that scenario. Jun 9, 2016 at 17:57
  • I try to use the same approach, it is giving me blank page, any suggestion? Jun 9, 2016 at 18:24

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