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Sends a redirect to the specified URL using the specified method.


API Doc: modX::sendRedirect()

void sendRedirect (string $url, [array $options = false], [string $type = ''], [string $responseCode])

Please note that the $type and $responseCode have been deprecated and will likely be removed in an upcoming release. Do not rely on those.

$url needs to be a proper url, which could be generated using modX::makeUrl, to redirect to. $options accepts an array with one or more of the following key/value pairs:

  • type, one of the following (REDIRECT_HEADER is the default):
    • REDIRECT_REFRESH - Uses the header refresh method
    • REDIRECT_META - Sends a a META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" tag to the output
    • REDIRECT_HEADER - Uses the header location method
  • responseCode which needs to be the proper HTTP response, so not just "301" or "302". It defaults to HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily, but you could set it to "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" for a 301-style redirect.
  • count_attempts indicates the number of attempts to redirect before halting.

$type, which is deprecated and should not be used, is the same as the type $options array key. $responseCode, which is deprecated and should not be used, is the same as the responseCode $options array key.


Send a redirection request to the Resource with ID 54.

$url = $modx->makeUrl(54);

Send a redirect to modx.com. Do so via the META HTTP-EQUIV refresh tag.

$modx->sendRedirect('https://modx.com',array('type' => 'REDIRECT_META'));

Send a 301 Moved Permanently response code instead of the default 302 Moved Temporarily response code.

$modx->sendRedirect('https://modx.com',array('responseCode' => 'HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently'));

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