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wp_specialchars and wp_specialchars_decode in a shortcode plugin

I have written my first plugin, a shortcode plugin. I have read about wp_specialchars and wp_specialchars_decode but I'm not sure how to use them. The plugin read a shortcode allowing some parameters ...
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esc_attr not working in shortcode

I have a shortcode that outputs a block of html. One element in the block is an anchor tag with an image caption in the title attribute. Some of the captions I am using have double quotes in them, so ...
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Is it necessary to escape LIKE term in WP_User_Query?

While searching for partial string searches using WP_User_Query I came across this answer by @kaiser who has provided some great answers here on Stackexchange. However, I was confused over the use of ...
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How to correctly escape query variables to be used in WP_Query

I've got custom query variables that are added via query_vars. For example, 'industry'. In pre_get_posts action I construct and add taxonomy query if there is a value for the 'industry' parameter, ...
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Prevent special characters in titles being turned into code

I'm having a problem with Wordpress converting any special characters in my title to the HTML code for that character. For example, if my title is: "Post Title" Wordpress saves this as: ...
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Where is escaped the shortcode?

I'm working with a function that returns a list of posts which has the same type as the actual post. Actually, it returns a list of links with title on anchor link and let to use it with a shortcode: ...
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How to escape shortcode content? Do I even need to escape or validate?

I've written a small shortcode that wraps it's content into a HTML element, like so: [my_shortcode]The sun is shining today.[/my_shortcode] In my shortcode function, I basically return the string ...
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Code auto escaping is not working when using short codes

I'm using this ages old, but still well working, plugin (source code here) to auto escape html inside <code>. All is well and good until I tried to use short codes to form the ...