How to read the query string in PHP and HTML?

a URL ending with something like portal.php?key2=hello how can I get the value of “key2”?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1


will get you the value from a query string.


will get you the value from a form posted.


will get you either of the above if it exists.

Solution 2

var_dump( $_GET['key2'] );

Solution 3

GET data is decoded into the $_GET super-global array. See

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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