WP_Query::parse_search_terms( array $terms )

Check if the terms are suitable for searching.


Description Description

Uses an array of stopwords (terms) that are excluded from the separate term matching when searching for posts. The list of English stopwords is the approximate search engines list, and is translatable.


Parameters Parameters

$terms

(array) (Required) Terms to check.


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Return Return

(array) Terms that are not stopwords.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/class-wp-query.php

	protected function parse_search_terms( $terms ) {
		$strtolower = function_exists( 'mb_strtolower' ) ? 'mb_strtolower' : 'strtolower';
		$checked = array();

		$stopwords = $this->get_search_stopwords();

		foreach ( $terms as $term ) {
			// keep before/after spaces when term is for exact match
			if ( preg_match( '/^".+"$/', $term ) )
				$term = trim( $term, "\"'" );
			else
				$term = trim( $term, "\"' " );

			// Avoid single A-Z and single dashes.
			if ( ! $term || ( 1 === strlen( $term ) && preg_match( '/^[a-z\-]$/i', $term ) ) )
				continue;

			if ( in_array( call_user_func( $strtolower, $term ), $stopwords, true ) )
				continue;

			$checked[] = $term;
		}

		return $checked;
	}

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Version Description
3.7.0 Introduced.


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