How can I return to my view after clicking [detailslink]

By: Jack Evangelides | Asked: 07/22/2022
ForumsCategory: General questionsHow can I return to my view after clicking [detailslink]
Jack EvangelidesJack Evangelides asked 2 years ago
I have a view that uses [detailslink] to display more data. If my view is at When I click the details link it becomes Is there a shortcode to then return to the original view (before clicking the [detailslink])?  
  1. I can't just use the original URL because I want to use the view on multiple pages
  2. I tried injecting js to return back to previous window, but this often gets removed (probably due to security reasons)
Bobby Clapp replied 2 years ago

Victor's suggestion is the most appropriate. If you can do a little HTML/CSS code, you can create the link and use CSS to style it like a button. If you want something built in, your theme may have some built in shortcodes to create a button or you can add a plugin like this ->

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Jack EvangelidesJack Evangelides answered 2 years ago
Hi all,    the issue has been resolved, using this href="[server param="HTTP_REFERER"]"   The above is the best route because I can then use the view on multiple pages with different URLs, unlike with Victor's answer, I would only be able to use the view on 1 page due to the static link used. 
Bobby Clapp replied 2 years ago

Good self diagnosis. It wasn't apparent to me that is how you had it working, but we're glad you figured it out.

Victor Font answered 2 years ago
You can just add a link back to the view page. Let's say the view is shown on a page called /mydomain/my-view-page/. On the detail page, add a link with the href="/my-view-page/. There's no reason to do anything with jQuery/JavaScript here.

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