the_search_query()

Displays the contents of the search query variable.


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


Source 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 ) ) );
}

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2.1.0 Introduced.


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    Contributed by Codex

    Show search query in search box
    If you have just performed a search, you can show the last query in the search box:

    <form method="get" id="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo( 'url' ); ?>/">
    	<div>
    		<input type="text" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>" name="s" id="s" />
    		<input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" />
    	</div>
    </form>
    
    

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