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wp_safe_remote_request() WP 1.0

Retrieve the raw response from a safe HTTP request.

This function is ideal when the HTTP request is being made to an arbitrary URL. The URL is validated to avoid redirection and request forgery attacks.

Works based on: _wp_http_get_object()

No Hooks.


Array/WP_Error. The response or WP_Error on failure.


wp_safe_remote_request( $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 3.6.0 Introduced.

Code of wp safe remote request: wp-includes/http.php WP 5.4.2

function wp_safe_remote_request( $url, $args = array() ) {
	$args['reject_unsafe_urls'] = true;
	$http                       = _wp_http_get_object();
	return $http->request( $url, $args );

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