Redirect with CodeIgniter

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Can anyone tell me why my redirect helper does not work the way I'd expect it to? I'm trying to redirect to the index method of my main controller, but it takes me when it should route to Does this make sense to anyone? I have index page in config set to blank, although I don't think that it is the issue. Does anyone have advice on how to fix this issue? Thanks in advance!


if($provider == '') {
    redirect('/index/provider1/', 'location');


RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^(index\.php|files|images|js|css|robots\.txt|favicon\.ico)

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^
RewriteRule (.*)$1 [R=301,L]

RewriteBase /ttnf/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L]

php_flag display_errors On
This Question Has 4 Answeres | Orginal Question | ocergynohtna

If your directory structure is like this,


And when you are going to redirect it in same controller in which you are working then just write the following code.

    if ($some_value === FALSE/TRUE) //You may give 0/1 as well,its up to your logic
         redirect('same_controller/method', 'refresh');

And if you want to redirect to another control then use the following code.

if ($some_value === FALSE/TRUE) //You may give 0/1 as well,its up to your logic
     redirect('folder_name/any_controller_name/method', 'refresh');

If you want to redirect previous location or last request then you have to include user_agent library:


and then use at last in a function that you are using:


its working for me.


URL Helper

The redirect statement in code igniter sends the user to the specified web page using a redirect header statement.

This statement resides in the URL helper which is loaded in the following way:


The redirect function loads a local URI specified in the first parameter of the function call and built using the options specified in your config file.

The second parameter allows the developer to use different HTTP commands to perform the redirect "location" or "refresh".

According to the Code Igniter documentation: "Location is faster, but on Windows servers it can sometimes be a problem."


if ($user_logged_in === FALSE)
     redirect('/account/login', 'refresh');

Here is .htacess file that hide index file

#RewriteEngine on
#RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|images|robots\.txt)
#RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
        RewriteEngine On
        RewriteBase /

        # Removes index.php from ExpressionEngine URLs
        RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^GET.*index\.php [NC]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/system/.* [NC]
        RewriteRule (.*?)index\.php/*(.*) /$1$2 [R=301,NE,L]

        # Directs all EE web requests through the site index file
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
        RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L]

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