class Redirect {

    public function __construct() {

    public function to($key, $page) {
        if(isset($page) && !empty($page)) {
            header('Location: ?' . $key . '=' . $page);


With this class I can use this:

$foo->redirect('page', 'home'); 

instead of this:

header('Location: ?page=home);

1 Answer 1


Well, for starters, your redirect will never work if you pass in both $key and $page, as you're asking for the following:

1. is not isset($page)
2. is not empty($page)

Which means that the redirect will happen only when $page is NOT set and NOT empty. Because empty() calls isset() internally, you should only need this:


Additionally, you're not managing your buffers. Ideally, you should use the ob_ functions as well as headers_sent() to check if headers have already been sent. If you don't manage your buffer, you're very likely to hit the infamous "Cannot modify header information - headers already sent" error. This post goes into further detail on how to fix that error, especially using the ob_ functions.

Aside from all that, your construct is doing nothing. If your Redirect class only has the to() method, perhaps you're better off making it a standalone function, or adding additional functionality.

  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ Thank you for your time, the isset was a mistake by me. And I did't know about the ob_ functions. I will look into it! Again many thanks! \$\endgroup\$
    – Proliner
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 16:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ Certainly! They are quite powerful in buffering your output. \$\endgroup\$
    – jsanc623
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 16:33

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