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the_search_query()

Displays the contents of the search query variable.

Description

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

Source

File: wp-includes/general-template.php

function the_search_query() {
	/**
	 * Filters the contents of the search query variable for display.
	 *
	 * @since 2.3.0
	 *
	 * @param mixed $search Contents of the search query variable.
	 */
	echo esc_attr( apply_filters( 'the_search_query', get_search_query( false ) ) );
}

Changelog

Version Description
2.1.0 Introduced.

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https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/the_search_query