I'm trying to add a line to my functions.php that does a behind-the-scenes HTTP request submitting some user information to a mailing list URL I have. I'm trying to test the code at the moment, but nothing seems to be working.

I have tried the following:

$url = 'blabla.org/mailinglist/add?' . $user_email;
$request = new WP_Http;
$result = $request->request($url);



Neither have worked. However, if I Just copy and paste the URL into my web browser, it works fine. Please help!



  • What exactly are you trying to send/request? Do you need to do anything with the response? When do you want the request fired off? How do you know it's not working? – EAMann Feb 9 '12 at 21:40
  • I just want to post information to the URL. I don't want to get the contents or anything like that. But I want it to happen behind the scenes, so the person isn't redirected or anything like that. – tr3online Feb 10 '12 at 11:14

Only use wp_remote_post() if you are actually posting something.

Try using wp_remote_get() with a full url

$url = 'http://blabla.org/mailinglist/add?' . $user_email;
$results = wp_remote_get( $url );
// var_dump( $results );
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  • Make sure to check for OK and 200 status with wp_remote_get_response_code() and wp_remote_get_response_message(). This might not work with every server (some are crappy set up), but in all other cases it's good manner to check if you actually got a valid result. – kaiser Nov 28 '14 at 11:23

perhaps you're just missing http:// ?


$url = 'http://blabla.org/mailinglist/add?' . $user_email;

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