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Returns the requested information of the user’s browser (client).

PHP April 1, 2021




(Optional) (String) The data to return
Default: "name"

Parameter Notes

$info string can be “full”, “name”, “browser”, “client”, “version”, “engine”, and “type”.

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Additional Notes

This function has the alias get_client().

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    Source File

    Located in /libs/Utilities/Device.php on line 105.

    2 Hooks

    Find these filters and actions in the source code below to hook into them. Use do_action() and add_filter() in your functions file or plugin.

    Need a new filter hook? Request one here.

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            public function get_browser($info='name'){
                $override = apply_filters('pre_nebula_get_browser', null, $info);
                if ( isset($override) ){return $override;}
                //Hook in here to add custom checks to get_browser() calls
                $additional_checks = apply_filters('nebula_get_browser', false, $info);
                if ( !empty($additional_checks) ){
                    return $additional_checks;
                global $is_gecko, $is_opera, $is_safari, $is_chrome, $is_edge;
                switch ( strtolower($info) ){
                    case 'full':
                    case 'name':
                    case 'browser':
                    case 'client':
                        if ( $is_opera ){return 'opera';}
                        elseif ( $is_safari ){return 'safari';}
                        elseif ( $is_chrome ){return 'chrome';}
                        elseif ( $is_edge ){return 'edge';}
                        //Check User Agent Client Hints
                        if ( isset($_SERVER['HTTP_SEC_CH_UA']) ){ //if Sec-CH-UA-Platform client hint
                            $ch_ua = strtolower($_SERVER['HTTP_SEC_CH_UA']);
                            if ( str_contains($ch_ua, 'chrome') ){
                                return 'chrome';
                            if ( str_contains($ch_ua, 'safari') ){
                                return 'safari';
                            if ( str_contains($ch_ua, 'firefox') ){
                                return 'firefox';
                            if ( str_contains($ch_ua, 'edge') ){
                                return 'edge';
                            if ( str_contains($ch_ua, 'opera') ){
                                return 'opera';
                        return '';
                    case 'engine':
                        if ( $is_gecko ){return 'gecko';}
                        elseif ( $is_safari ){return 'webkit';}
                        return '';
                        return '';
                return '';


    To override this PHP function, use this hook in your child theme or plugin ("my_custom" can be changed):

    add_filter('pre_nebula_get_browser', 'my_custom_get_browser', 10, 2); //The last integer must be 1 more than the actual parameters
    function my_custom_get_browser($null, $info){ //$null is required, but can be ignored
        //Write your own code here
        return true; //Return true to prevent the original function from running afterwords

    You can completely disable this PHP function with a single line actions:

     add_filter('pre_nebula_get_browser', '__return_false');