Sanitize the current title when retrieving or displaying.

Works like {@link the_title()}, except the parameters can be in a string or an array. See the function for what can be override in the $args parameter.

The title before it is displayed will have the tags stripped and {@link esc_attr()} before it is passed to the user or displayed. The default as with {@link the_title()}, is to display the title.

Signature

the_title_attribute( $args = '' )
args
 (string|array) Optional. Override the defaults.
Default: ''

Return

(string|null) Null on failure or display. String when echo is false.

Source

function the_title_attribute( $args = '' ) {
	$defaults = array('before' => '', 'after' =>  '', 'echo' => true, 'post' => get_post() );
	$r = wp_parse_args($args, $defaults);
	extract( $r, EXTR_SKIP );

	$title = get_the_title( $post );

	if ( strlen($title) == 0 )
		return;

	$title = $before . $title . $after;
	$title = esc_attr(strip_tags($title));

	if ( $echo )
		echo $title;
	else
		return $title;
}
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