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wp_remote_head() WP 1.0

Retrieve the raw response from the HTTP request using the HEAD method.

Works based on: _wp_http_get_object()

No Hooks.


Array|WP_Error. The response or WP_Error on failure.


wp_remote_head( $url, $args );
$url(string) (required)
URL to retrieve.
Request arguments.
Default: empty array


  • See: wp_remote_request() For more information on the response array format.
  • See: WP_Http::request() For default arguments information.


Since 2.7.0 Introduced.

Code of wp_remote_head() WP 5.7.2

function wp_remote_head( $url, $args = array() ) {
	$http = _wp_http_get_object();
	return $http->head( $url, $args );

From tag: HTTP API (curl remote)

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