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Does wp_insert_post sanitize/validate input? (1 post)

  1. nickbudden
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello everyone, thanks in advance for any help.

    I was just wondering if data thrown into the database with wp_insert_post() and add_post_meta was automatically validated/sanitized by WordPress.

    I ask because I have been trying to write some sanitation/validation functions before putting my data into each function, but came across the following today:

    $wpdb->insert( $table, (array) $data )
    $data should be unescaped (the function will escape them for you). Keys are columns, Values are values.

    To me it seems to imply that WordPress automatically validates/sanitizes data before putting it into the database, however I don't really understand what it says all that well...

    Thank you again

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