Cropping search URL length, questions about that (2 posts)

  1. Sabinou
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I need to make my blog searches cropped after 100 characters, please, would you know how to achieve that result ?

    I'm sorry to ask, but I'm not fluent yet with php, and as soon as forms are involved, I've got a mental block, I believe :(

    My searchform.php is as below, do you see how it could be cropped easily from there ?

    <?php if (!is_search()) {
    		$search_text = "Search The Website";
    	} else {
    		$search_text = "$s";
    <form method="get" id="searchform" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>">
    <input type="text" value="<?php echo wp_specialchars($search_text, 1); ?>" name="s" id="s" onfocus="if (this.value == 'Search The Website') {this.value = '';}" onblur="if (this.value == '') {this.value = 'Search The Website';}" />

    I used as source http://us.php.net/substr , but I ended up realizing I wasn't adressing the proper part of the code, it seems :(

    Examples not working :

    $search_text = "substr('$s', 0, 100)";
    $search_text = "$s";
    $s = substr($s, 0, 4);
    $search_text = "123";

    That last example proved me I didn't adress the right part of the code anyway, the "123" text appeared in the text written by default in my search field, and then the blog searched the whole words I was typing inside ¬_¬

    I apologize, but I don't see where I must make the edit, as simplistic as it can be :(

    Please, would you know what I must change, to have the search query cropped correctly ?

    Thank you VERY MUCH if you can help, I'll be grateful ! :)


  2. Sabinou
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I wish someone had replied :(

    I went for a much less satisfactory solution, in the .htaccess, it return a forbidden error to all queries and URLs that are too long :

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .{450}
    RewriteRule (.*) - [F]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING}  .{450}
    RewriteRule (.*) - [F]

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