So I've been trying to hammer out this annoyance today.
Everything I submit through the
$_COOKIE global variables is being escaped (back slashes added to apostrophes, quotes, etc.). The strange part about it is I've turned off
magic_quotes_gpc in my php.ini file and have made sure that my database is encoded in utf8_unicode_ci. Still, no dice.
This wouldn't be WordPress still adding the
wptexturize() to those variables, would it?
PS. Sorry for no example, this is on a local test install of WordPress.