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maybe_serialize( string|array|object $data )

Serialize data, if needed.

Description

Parameters

$data

(string|array|object) (Required) Data that might be serialized.

Return

(mixed) A scalar data

Source

File: wp-includes/functions.php

function maybe_serialize( $data ) {
	if ( is_array( $data ) || is_object( $data ) ) {
		return serialize( $data );
	}

	// Double serialization is required for backward compatibility.
	// See https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/12930
	// Also the world will end. See WP 3.6.1.
	if ( is_serialized( $data, false ) ) {
		return serialize( $data );
	}

	return $data;
}

Changelog

Version Description
2.0.5 Introduced.

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Licensed under the GNU GPLv2+ License.
https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/maybe_serialize