Capture Referrer Name and format it too!

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Here is the php that will get the name of the domain who your visitor is referred from¬† $_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’]; but itwill display the full address path

Here is how you can format it to be and if you are using it from one of your own sites you can ever get cute and do a rewrite in the .htaccess file to format the domain the way you want and then display it.¬† I did this for another of my websites to insert the referring domain without the www (since I used the htaccess rewrite!) and use the same text for the rest of the page it worked great…

anyway here is the code

<? $referringurl = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’];
$urlvariable = “$referringurl”;
$ref = parse_url($urlvariable);?>

here is how I displayed is

<a href=”<? echo ‘<span style=”text-transform:capitalize;”>’. $ref[‘host’] . ‘</span>’ . ‘/contact.php’ ?>

Wow this excites me I must be a Huge Dork!

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