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wp-settings and magic quotes? (2 posts)

  1. tiresias53
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Could some one explain to me (in words of one syllable please, I'm not very knowledgeable) what the purpose of lines 459 to 463 in wp-settings.php is?

    The section is headed 'Escape with wpdb' and it adds magic quotes to the $_GET, $_POST, $_COOKIE, and $_SERVER variables.

    More particulalry, I'd like to know what the likely effect of commenting those lines out is likely to be (which I need to do, at the moment, to get the TDO Mini-Forms Plugin to work properly).

    It doesn't seem to break anything, but what sort of risk am I running, and of what?

    Is there a WP/PHP guru who can help?

    TIA

  2. indigi
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Can anyone explain *why* WP does this?

    Here is a bit more information on the issue:
    GPC Magic Quotes in WordPress is Compulsory

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