function get_search_query( $escaped = true ) {}

Retrieve 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.


  • bool $escaped: Whether the result is escaped. Default true. Only use when you are later escaping it. Do not use unescaped.

Defined filters

  • get_search_query
    apply_filters( 'get_search_query', get_query_var( 's' )

Source code

function get_search_query( $escaped = true ) {

	$query = apply_filters( 'get_search_query', get_query_var( 's' ) );

	if ( $escaped )

		$query = esc_attr( $query );

	return $query;



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