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get_search_query() WP 1.0

Retrieves the contents of the search WordPress query variable.

The search query string is passed through esc_attr() to ensure that it is safe for placing in an HTML attribute.

Basis of: the_search_query()
Hooks from the function



get_search_query( $escaped );
Whether the result is escaped. Only use when you are later escaping it. Do not use unescaped.
Default: true


Since 2.3.0 Introduced.

Code of get_search_query() WP 5.6

function get_search_query( $escaped = true ) {
	 * Filters the contents of the search query variable.
	 * @since 2.3.0
	 * @param mixed $search Contents of the search query variable.
	$query = apply_filters( 'get_search_query', get_query_var( 's' ) );

	if ( $escaped ) {
		$query = esc_attr( $query );
	return $query;

From category: Main Query

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