Extract the URL from the Uncanny Toolkit Logout Shortcode


When working to integrate LearnDash into your site, you may wish to make use of Uncanny Toolkit and the useful shortcodes it provides. One such shortcode is the "uo_logout" shortcode which adds a logout link to the page. However, if you find yourself needing to get the raw logout URL, without the full HTML <a> tag surrounding it, here's how to do it.

To extract the URL from the Uncanny Toolkit logout shortcode:

  • Create a new [db_uo_logout] shortcode to wrap the [uo_logout] shortcode.
  • In the new shortcode, extract and return the url.
  • Add the shortcode PHP code to your site:
  • Use [db_uo_logout] to get the logout URL.

Extract the URL from the Uncanny Toolkit Logout Shortcode using PHP

The Uncanny Toolkit's logout shortcode doesn't provide a built-in option to return only the URL. To address this, you can create a wrapper shortcode using PHP, which extracts the URL from the output. Here’s a snippet you can add to your child theme’s functions.php file or via a plugin like Code Snippets

function db_uo_logout_url( $atts ) {
    $output = do_shortcode( '[uo_logout]' ); // Replace with your shortcode
    if ( preg_match( '/href=["]([^"]+)["]/', $output, $matches ) ) {
        return esc_url( $matches[1] );
    return '';
add_shortcode( 'db_uo_logout', 'db_uo_logout_url' );

After adding this code, you can use the shortcode [db_uo_logout] to return just the URL, which you can then use wherever you need the logout URL.


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