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sanitize_title › WordPress Function

sanitize_title ( $title, $fallback_title = '', $context = 'save' )
Parameters: (3)
  • (string) $title The string to be sanitized.
    Required: Yes
  • (string) $fallback_title Optional. A title to use if $title is empty. Default empty.
    Required: No
    Default: (empty)
  • (string) $context Optional. The operation for which the string is sanitized. When set to 'save', the string runs through remove_accents(). Default 'save'.
    Required: No
    Default: 'save'
  • (string) The sanitized string.
Defined at:

Sanitizes a string into a slug, which can be used in URLs or HTML attributes.

By default, converts accent characters to ASCII characters and further limits the output to alphanumeric characters, underscore (_) and dash (-) through the {@see 'sanitize_title'} filter. If $title is empty and $fallback_title is set, the latter will be used.


function sanitize_title( $title, $fallback_title = '', $context = 'save' ) {
	$raw_title = $title;

	if ( 'save' === $context ) {
		$title = remove_accents( $title );

	 * Filters a sanitized title string.
	 * @since 1.2.0
	 * @param string $title     Sanitized title.
	 * @param string $raw_title The title prior to sanitization.
	 * @param string $context   The context for which the title is being sanitized.
	$title = apply_filters( 'sanitize_title', $title, $raw_title, $context );

	if ( '' === $title || false === $title ) {
		$title = $fallback_title;

	return $title;