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I am using a function to insert some post data and i am having problems with the title/title - slug. The title is random selected from an array, some title have ?, ! or . (dots)

I notice wp_insert_post doesn't clean up the title so in the title slug (permalink) i see the ?, ! or dots. How can i fix this? Any WP built-in function?

This is my function

function my_add_post($title, $content){
  // Create post object
  $title = str_replace('.','',$title);
  $title = str_replace('?','',$title);
  $my_post = array(
    'post_title'    => $title,
    'post_content'  => $content,
    'post_status'   => 'publish',
    'post_author'   => 1,
    'post_category' => array(1)
  );

  // Insert the post into the database
  wp_insert_post( $my_post );   
}
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Any WP built-in function?

Yes, sanitize_title.

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  • tx, i am also trying wp_strip_all_tags – alex Nov 15 '13 at 8:39
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    @alex wp_strip_all_tags is useless. WordPress already strips all tags when you use sanitize_title. – gmazzap Nov 15 '13 at 8:57

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