Displays the contents of the search query variable.

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The search query string is passed through esc_attr() to ensure that it is safe for placing in an html attribute.

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File: wp-includes/general-template.php

function the_search_query() {
	 * Filters the contents of the search query variable for display.
	 * @since 2.3.0
	 * @param mixed $search Contents of the search query variable.
	echo esc_attr( apply_filters( 'the_search_query', get_search_query( false ) ) );

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2.1.0 Introduced.

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    Contributed by Codex

    Show search query in search box
    If you have just performed a search, you can show the last query in the search box:

    <form method="get" id="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo( 'url' ); ?>/">
    		<input type="text" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>" name="s" id="s" />
    		<input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" />

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