maybe_unserialize( string $data )

Unserialize data only if it was serialized.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Data that might be unserialized.

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Return Return

(mixed) Unserialized data can be any type.

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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 Source

File: wp-includes/functions.php

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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Version Description
2.0.0 Introduced.

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