is there any way to get the redirect url in PHP when all you have is the origin url? For example: - You create an article that has a slug of test-redirect. - Inside the article editing screen you change that slug to test-redirect-new If all you have is http://example.com/test-redirect, is there some function in which you can pass http://example.com/test-redirect and get back http://example.com/test-redirect-new? Is there any way to access it via wp_remote_get? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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You can simply write your own function this way:

function get_old_link($url) {
        global $wpdb;

        // get only url path 
        $parse = parse_url($url);
        $path = trim($parse['path'], "/");

        // get last part as slug
        $arr = explode("/", $path);
        $slug = end($arr);

        // find post id by meta_key and meta_value
        $row = $wpdb->get_row("SELECT post_id FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = '_wp_old_slug' AND meta_value = '{$slug}'");

            return get_permalink($row->post_id);

Note: it is possible to make this function better. I only want to show you the direction.

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