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  • I am displaying the search query on the search results page, but it contains a “+” within the query itself.

    Is there an easy way to cleanse/replace that with a space so that the query can actually be utilized as text on the search results page?


    In the URL, the “+” is fine, but in the search results body where I display the query to the user, I would like it to remove the “+” sign.

    Is this possible?

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  • afaik search query is posted in $_GET[‘s’] array. so in place whare you want to put search query use:

    echo $_GET['s']; ?>

    or if it is still with ‘+’, do this:

    echo str_replace('+', ' ', $_GET['s']); ?>

    That’s actually not displaying anything now.

    Here’s what I’ve been using, although I’m not opposed to only using it for the search count functionality.
    <?php /* Search Count */ $allsearch = &new WP_Query("s=$s&showposts=-1"); $key = wp_specialchars($s, 1); $count = $allsearch->post_count; _e(''); _e('<span class="search-terms">'); echo $key; _e('</span>'); _e(' &mdash; '); echo $count . ' '; _e('products'); wp_reset_query(); ?>

    Still need way to remove the “+” sign though.

    change GET to POST

    I don’t know, maybe my theme has a conflicting function or override of some sort. I tried both versions using the POST and I’m still showing nothing when I use that function.

    The official documentation says to use this to show the query:

    <?php the_search_query(); ?>

    I’m now using this in the breadcrumb menu & using the previous script for the 2nd occurrence and the search count.

    Still can’t get rid of the “+” though on either.

    first off all: why i dont see your answers here but i got them in my mail box?




    function callback($buffer) {
    return (str_replace(‘+’, ‘ ‘, $buffer));

    I honestly don’t know why you can’t see them. When I tried to post a reply yesterday it told me the post was closed… Weird stuff going on.

    (some test)

    I can see this here, but all I got in the email was a “.”



    Forum Moderator

    Some posts may have been temporarily caught in Akismet’s spam bin.

    @esmi, now i see everything 🙂

    @chowell18, you see dot in email beacause i posted dot and after this i edited post to put (some test) 🙂

    btw. does it work?

    This question is still unresolved btw…. Anyone have a solution?

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