function sanitize_url( $url, $protocols = null ) {}

Performs esc_url() for database or redirect usage.


  • string $url: The URL to be cleaned.
  • array $protocols: An array of acceptable protocols.

Return values

returns:The cleaned URL.

Source code

function sanitize_url( $url, $protocols = null ) {

	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '2.8', 'esc_url_raw()' );

	return esc_url_raw( $url, $protocols );



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