maybe_unserialize( string $data ): mixed

Unserialize data only if it was serialized.


Parameters

$data string Required
Data that might be unserialized.

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Return

mixed Unserialized data can be any type.


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More Information

Data might need to be serialized to allow it to be successfully stored and retrieved from a database in a form that PHP can understand.


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Source

File: wp-includes/functions.php. View all references

function maybe_unserialize( $data ) {
	if ( is_serialized( $data ) ) { // Don't attempt to unserialize data that wasn't serialized going in.
		return @unserialize( trim( $data ) );
	}

	return $data;
}


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Changelog

Changelog
Version Description
2.0.0 Introduced.

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