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Function Reference/wp remote retrieve response message

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Description

Retrieve only the response message from the raw response.

Will return an empty array if incorrect parameter value is given.

Parameters

$response
(array) (required) HTTP response.
Default: None

Return Values

(string) 
The response message. Empty string on incorrect parameter given.

Example

Make Request and Display Error

/**
 * Get movie information from IMDB.
 *
 * @param string $title Title of the movie
 * @param int $id IMDB ID of the movie
 * @return string|WP_Error Returns the contents of the response on success, WP_Error on failure
 */
function wcpdx_get_movie( $title, $id = 0 ) {

	// Collect the args
	$params = array(
		'i' => absint( $id ),
		't' => sanitize_text_field( $title )
	);

	// Generate the URL
	$url = 'http://www.imdbapi.com/';
	$url = add_query_arg( $params, esc_url_raw( $url ) );

	// Make API request
	$response = wp_remote_get( esc_url_raw( $url ) );

	// Check the response code
	$response_code       = wp_remote_retrieve_response_code( $response );
	$response_message = wp_remote_retrieve_response_message( $response );

	if ( 200 != $response_code && ! empty( $response_message ) ) {
		return new WP_Error( $response_code, $response_message );
	} elseif ( 200 != $response_code ) {
		return new WP_Error( $response_code, 'Unknown error occurred' );
	} else {
		return wp_remote_retrieve_body( $response );
        }
}

// Make request
$movie = 'Hairspray';
$response = wcpdx_get_movie( $movie );

// Print error if error, otherwise print information
if ( is_wp_error( $response ) ) {
	echo 'The following error occurred when contacting IMDB: ' . wp_strip_all_tags( $response->get_error_message() );
} else {
	$data = json_decode( $response );
	echo 'The movie ' . esc_html( $data['Title'] ) . ' was released in ' . absint( $data['Year'] ) . '.';
}

Change Log

Since: 2.7.0

Source File

wp_remote_retrieve_response_message() is located in wp-includes/http.php