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[Resolved] replace all the spaces in a string with ‘%20’

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Last updated by Waqar 9 months, 2 weeks ago.

Assisted by: Waqar.


I'm trying to inject data from a custom field text string in the middle of a manually coded html link URL to be used as a parameter, but because the database text includes spaces and commas, the link does not work properly.

Can you suggest a way I can make the output for a custom text field ignore the commas and replace the spaces with %20 for just this one output instance? I may need to to use the text data from that same custom field in another way at a later point, but was trying to avoid creating a duplicate custom field for the same info and having to add %20 in the text string manually.

hidden link field='address-parameter'][/types]" target="_blank" >Beachfront Units

The 'address-parameter' custom field data holds a value like 'Charleston County, South Carolina, USA'
Is there a way to output the data just for this case to be 'Charleston%20County%20South%20Carolina%20USA'



Thank you for contacting us and I'd be happy to assist.

To achieve this, you can register a custom shortcode ( ref: ), that gets the value from the target custom field and returns it using the 'urlencode' function ( hidden link ).

For example:

function custom_URL_encode_func( $atts ) {
	$field = $atts['field'];
	$content = types_render_field($field, array('output' => 'raw'));
	if(!empty($content)) {
		return urlencode($content);
add_shortcode( 'custom_URL_encode', 'custom_URL_encode_func' );

The above code snippet can be included through either Toolset's custom code feature ( ref: ) or through the active theme's "functions.php" file.

Next, please add "custom_URL_encode" in the "Third-party shortcode arguments" section, at WP Admin -> Toolset -> Settings -> Front-end Content.

After that you'll be able to use this newly registered shortcode, like this:
(This example targets the field with slug 'address-parameter', but you can also use it for other fields )

[custom_URL_encode field='address-parameter']

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