Warning: This function has been deprecated. Use wpdb::esc_like() instead.

like_escape( string $text )

Formerly used to escape strings before searching the DB. It was poorly documented and never worked as described.

Description Description

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Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) The text to be escaped.

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Return Return

(string) text, safe for inclusion in LIKE query.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/deprecated.php

function like_escape($text) {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '4.0.0', 'wpdb::esc_like()' );
	return str_replace( array( "%", "_" ), array( "\\%", "\\_" ), $text );

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.0.0 Use wpdb::esc_like()
2.5.0 Introduced.

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