esc_attr( string $text )

Escaping for HTML attributes.



(string) (Required)



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Encodes the <, >, &, ” and ‘ (less than, greater than, ampersand, double quote and single quote) characters. Will never double encode entities.

Always use when escaping HTML attributes (especially form values) such as alt, value, title, etc. To escape the value of a translation use esc_attr__() instead; to escape, translate and echo, use esc_attr_e().


File: wp-includes/formatting.php

function esc_attr( $text ) {
	$safe_text = wp_check_invalid_utf8( $text );
	$safe_text = _wp_specialchars( $safe_text, ENT_QUOTES );
	 * Filters a string cleaned and escaped for output in an HTML attribute.
	 * Text passed to esc_attr() is stripped of invalid or special characters
	 * before output.
	 * @since 2.0.6
	 * @param string $safe_text The text after it has been escaped.
	 * @param string $text      The text prior to being escaped.
	return apply_filters( 'attribute_escape', $safe_text, $text );


Version Description
2.8.0 Introduced.

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