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This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

Summery Summery

Removes arguments from a query string if they are not present in a URL DO NOT use this in plugin code.

Syntax Syntax

_remove_qs_args_if_not_in_url( string $query_string, array $args_to_check, string $url )

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required)


(array) (Required)


(string) (Required)

Return Return

(string) The altered query string

Source Source

File: wp-includes/canonical.php

function _remove_qs_args_if_not_in_url( $query_string, array $args_to_check, $url ) {
	$parsed_url = parse_url( $url );

	if ( ! empty( $parsed_url['query'] ) ) {
		parse_str( $parsed_url['query'], $parsed_query );

		foreach ( $args_to_check as $qv ) {
			if ( ! isset( $parsed_query[ $qv ] ) ) {
				$query_string = remove_query_arg( $qv, $query_string );
	} else {
		$query_string = remove_query_arg( $args_to_check, $query_string );

	return $query_string;


Changelog Changelog

Version Description
3.4.0 Introduced.


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