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maybe_serialize ›

Since2.0.5
Deprecatedn/a
maybe_serialize ( $data )
Parameters:
  • (string|array|object) $data Data that might be serialized.
    Required: Yes
Returns:
  • (mixed) A scalar data
Defined at:
Codex:

Serialize data, if needed.



Source

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;
}