My login link uses wp_login_url( get_permalink() ) so that the user is redirected back to the page they were viewing, and not to the dashboard.

However, this does not include query strings. So if a user was at here.com/?page=4 they would not be redirected back to page 4.

How can I include the query string in my code?

$items .= "<li class='menu-item'> <a href=\"".wp_login_url( get_permalink() )."\">Login</a></li>";

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You can use add_query_arg() to add any query parameters you want to a URI, e.g.,

$redirect_uri = add_query_arg ('page', '4', get_permalink ()) ;
$login_uri = wp_login_url ($redirect_uri) ;

Or, you could simply use $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], which will already contain any query string present in the current page's URI, e.g.,

$login_uri = wp_login_url ($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']) ;
  • Thank you! I'm a bit confused by that function, and the explanation on its page. It looks like I need to define every possible value. What if there were a random ID, in which I didn't know what the value was? $redirect_uri = add_query_arg ('random_id', '472938742', get_permalink ()) ; Is there an operator that would allow any value? Or actually, any sanitized value for security?
    – osakagreg
    Feb 23, 2017 at 20:27
  • That's why I'd suggest just passing $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] to wp_login_url() (see PHP: Server and execution environment information). For example, if the user were currently viewing here.com/?page=4, that's where they'd go back to after logging it. If they were viewing here.com/?page=4&random_id=472938742, then that's where they'd go back to. Feb 23, 2017 at 21:05

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