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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Adding a Basic Form Redirecting After a Form Submission

Redirect to thanks.php not working

I'm working with a local server and my page doesn't redirect to thanks.php

The only thing that seems to make it work is if I add ob_start(); to the top of my code, but I don't fully get what this ob_start() is doing and if I can just get along with it to continue the course.

Thanks!

2 Answers

Hi Paulo,

I answered a similar question here: https://teamtreehouse.com/community/form-redirect-to-thanksphp

See if that helps you out.

(y) thanks!

Matthew Bilz
Matthew Bilz
15,829 Points

Hi there,

Is there any whitespace before your header relocation statement? Or any echo statements? Those 2 things can cause an error message when you're looking to redirect in a PHP file.

You'd want something like:

if($success) {
header("Location:thanks.php");
exit;
}