Retrieve the contents of the search WordPress query variable.

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

Signature

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

Return

(string)

Source

function get_search_query( $escaped = true ) {
	/**
	 * Filter 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;
}
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