Since PHP 8.1, passing null to parameter #1 is deprecated.

Example: when using strpos() to find the occurrence of the specific word in the string.

$contains = 'are';

if (strpos( $value, $contins) !== false) {
    echo 'true';

In case of $value being null — the above deprecated message will appear.


Make sure the 1st parameter is a string.


if ( $value && strpos( $value, $contins) !== false) {
      echo 'true';

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[Fix] strpos(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($haystack) of type string is deprecated
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Sanjeev Aryal

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