sanitize_title ( $title, $fallback_title = '', $context = 'save' )

  • (string) $title The string to be sanitized.
  • (string) $fallback_title Optional. A title to use if $title is empty.
  • (string) $context Optional. The operation for which the string is sanitized
  • (string) The sanitized string.
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Sanitizes a title, or returns a fallback title.

Specifically, HTML and PHP tags are stripped. Further actions can be added via the plugin API. If $title is empty and $fallback_title is set, the latter will be used.

Related Functions

sanitize_term, sanitize_key, sanitize_url, sanitize_option, sanitize_file_name

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