How to Remove a Specific Parameter from URL Query String using PHP

Stripping query parameter is very useful when you want to create a URL dynamically based on some conditions. The preg_replace() function is the easiest way to remove a specific parameter and its value from URL query string using PHP. PHP preg_replace() function searches string for matches to pattern and replace with the replacement. Use preg_replace() with REGEX to remove parameter from query string using PHP.

In the following code snippet shows how you can remove specific query string variable from URL in PHP.

$key = 'page';
$url = 'https://www.tcmhack.in/?type=product&page=5';

// Remove specific parameter from query string
$filteredURL = preg_replace('~(\?|&)'.$key.'=[^&]*~', '$1', $url);

The following example code shows how you can remove a specific parameter from the query string of the current URL using PHP.

$protocol = ((!empty($_SERVER['HTTPS']) && $_SERVER['HTTPS'] != 'off') || $_SERVER['SERVER_PORT'] == 443) ? "https://" : "http://";
$currentURL = $protocol . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];

$key = 'page';

// Remove specific parameter from query string
$filteredURL = preg_replace('~(\?|&)'.$key.'=[^&]*~', '$1', $currentURL);