sanitize_text_field() – Sanitizes a string from user input or from the database.

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Description

Sanitizes a string from user input or from the database.

  • Checks for invalid UTF-8,
  • Converts single < characters to entities
  • Strips all tags
  • Removes line breaks, tabs, and extra whitespace
  • Strips octets

Usage

$string = sanitize_text_field( $str );

Parameters

$str
( string ) required – String to sanitize.

Returns

string Sanitized string.

Source

File name: wordpress/wp-includes/formatting.php
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function sanitize_text_field( $str ) {
  $filtered = _sanitize_text_fields( $str, false );

  
/**
 * Filters a sanitized text field string.
 *
 * @since 2.9.0
 *
 * @param string $filtered The sanitized string.
 * @param string $str      The string prior to being sanitized.
 */
  return apply_filters( 'sanitize_text_field', $filtered, $str );
}
 

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