$config->requestUrl() method

Current unsanitized request URL

  • This is an alternative to $input->url() that’s available prior to API ready state.
  • Useful if you need to know request URL from /site/config.php or other boot file.
  • Returned value does not include query string, if present.
  • Returned value includes installation subdirectory, if present.

Available since version 3.0.175.


if($config->requestUrl() === '/products/2021/') {
  // current request URL is exactly “/products/2021/”
if($config->requestUrl('/products/2021/')) {
  // current request matches “/products/2021/” somewhere in URL
if($config->requestUrl([ 'foo', 'bar', 'baz' ])) {
  // current request has one or more of 'foo', 'bar', 'baz' in the URL


// basic usage
$string = $config->requestUrl();

// usage with all arguments
$string = $config->requestUrl($match = '', string $get = '');


match (optional)string, array

Optionally return URL only if some part matches given string(s) (default='')

get (optional)string

Specify 'path' to get and/or match path, 'query' to get and/or match query string, or omit for URL (default='')

Return value


Returns URL string or blank string if $match argument used and doesn’t match.

$config methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.234

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