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Auto post with filling templates from external data and update periodical

Hi I want to achieve the following szenario and asking for advice to start off Szenario We have an external mysql-database filled with product informations. This database is delivering data for a ...
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Data Validation: Always escape late / escape HTML Code

I uploaded a Theme at THE marketplace and got soft rejected because I should "always escape late" I am not sure how to solve this other than I did. I have multiple if statements where HTML is saved ...
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How do you keep WordPress from sanitizing and changing your post's format on save?

I'm setting up a blog which will make heavy use of MathJax, a JS library which renders LaTeX code into so-called "beautiful math". I'm using MathJax via the CDN rather than through JetPack because: ...
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Sanitize User Entered CSS

Does anyone have any idea how to sanitize CSS entered via user input? I am concerned about cross-site scripting via CSS. I am using wp_filter_kses to clean up user entered HTML, but I need a like ...
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esc_url within iFrame

I'm building a WordPress theme. To improve security, I'm escaping any URLs, like so: <?php $background = wp_get_attachment_image_src(get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID), '' ); ?> <div ...
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Proper Way to Sanitize Meta Input

I have a meta field which gets displaed in the admin panel look like: $field = get_post_meta($postid, 'field_name', true); ?> <input type="text" name="field_name" value="<?php echo ...
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Safely store code(html/js..) into database

So I'm working on a small plugin, and this plugin allows users to save data to my db. This data is mostly plain text but 3 fields are will have tags inside them. 1 field can be used to save all kind ...
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Why are iframes from WordPress oEmbed stripped with wp_kses_post?

The docs for wp_kses_post() say "Sanitize content for allowed HTML tags for post content." iframe in general is an allowed tag, but more specifically I think it should allow tags created by WordPress ...
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sanitize_text_field and apostrophe problem

I've written a custom plugin to send data via a form to a personal database, different from the WP one. Everything is working fine except the fact that when you write a name, for example D'ALESSANDRO, ...
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Post meta sanitization and escaping

I'm writing a plugin that adds a text meta box where user enters (supposedly) media URL, which then is displayed in posts with $featured_media = get_post_meta( $post_id, '_meta_key', true ); echo ...
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Escaping WP_Query tax_query when term has special character(s)

Here's my issue. I have a custom post type that I'm attaching a custom taxonomy to. This taxonomy will allow the admin to provide search suggestions that will ensure the post is found when a user ...
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Change wp_sanitize function?

I have a domain name like s├ęp. wp_sanitize functions clears the ├ęcharacter. I would like to change it, but I cannot redeclare in functions.php. Is it possible to change, or WordPress cannot run ...
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Comparing pre-saved post_title to post-saved post_title

I'm implementing an inventory updater on a Wordpress product site that integrates with a 3rd-party website via their custom api. We're going to have a number of people updating the 3rd-party website, ...
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Sanitization html output itself

I've just started code according to VIP WordPress Coding Standards and I stuck with sanitization. I know that all outputs need sanitization without any exception. But how can I do sanitization of a ...
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Can A Post Meta Field Store multiple values that are not in an array?

I have a post_meta field that seems to be displaying multiple values, yet they do not seem to be in an array. Using debug bar, this is what I see inside of the ...
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Why the WP Core team does not allow filter_* functions? [closed]

This question is somehow related to this other question. Provided that is seems we have a solution for the magic quotes issues, why the WP Core team does not allow them? This is unclear to me and I ...
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esc_attr on get_post_meta [closed]

Simple question, I see that some themes are using esc_attr or esc_html and url after they define varible with get_post_meta, while others are using it during variable definition. What would be best ...
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How to sanitize select box values in post meta?

I have added a select box in the Post meta. Here is the code, and it works fine. My question is, do I need to sanitize the values before updating the post meta? If yes, how it should be done? This is ...
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How to disable special character sanitizing for slugs

We are trying to track specific blog posts that are shared on social media sites and tech blogs. I selected Google Analytics for this and using Google UTM URL builder, I created a custom campaign ...
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Using esc_url_raw with protocols properly

I'm trying to build up my own function to sanitize a URL before saving it to my WP database. However I cannot get esc_url_raw to trigger against unwanted protocols. The function below is letting all ...
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Filter string like a slug

I have a WordPress site using pretty permalinks. I want to filter a string to that the it ends up with the exact same formatting as the url slug, does anyone know the filter or function to do so?
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How to handle complex data with Settings API

I hope my question isn't out of the scope of this website and that someone can help me with it. I'm currently studying the WP Settings API and I'm wondering how to create a form management section ...
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Trouble creating custom sanitization function for user list dropdown

I'm trying to create a custom author info box on homepage which will automaically generate by getting the info from user profile when a user is selected from theme customizer. I followed the code ...
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WP_Editor - Saving Value into Plugin Option - Stripping HTML

I have a wp_editor(); on my plugin settings page. I also have enabled the "Font Size" drop down in TinyMCE. After highlighting text in the wp_editor(); and selecting a font size from the editor's ...
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Sanitize html, where to sanitize

I have a function that returns an style=".." html attribute. I am not sure how to sanitize. Here is the code: functions.php function zz_style($properties, $values) { $styles_array = array(); ...
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Should I sanitize an email address before passing it to the is_email() function?

I'm using is_email() to check if a user-provided email address is valid. For example: $email = $_POST['email']; if ( is_email( $email ) ) // Do something. To the best of my knowledge, nothing ...
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sanitizing integer input for update_post_meta

When updating a post meta where the input will be always an integer, should i use (int) or is there any WordPress function for that (eg. sanitize_text_field) For example ...
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Multiple register settings, with same option name - issue

I already posted this question in wordpress support forums here but I didn't get any help and nor could I find a solution yet. As the title says, I am calling register_settings functions multiple ...
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wp_sanitize_redirect strips out @ signs (even from parameters) — why?

In my wordpress site I have a hack that looks at the uri and does a redirect to a subdomain. The problem is wp_redirect calls wp_sanitize_redirect which will strip out @ signs, so when a user tries to ...
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How does Wordpress store data?

I have looked inside Wordpress database. Example: In wp_options table, option_name column, active_plugins row, its option_value is ...
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What is the difference between wp_strip_all_tags and wp_filter_nohtml_kses?

Taken from the articles referenced below: wp_strip_all_tags() "Properly strip all HTML tags including script and style." wp_filter_nohtml_kses() "Strips all of the HTML in the content." Ref: ...
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is_email() VS sanitize_email()

If I'm allowing a user to enter an email address to be saved into the database, should I use is_email() or sanitize_email()? Ex. update_user_meta( $user_id, $social_site, sanitize_email( ...
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Do we need to escape data that we receive from theme options?

I'm creating a Wordpress theme that I'm hoping to sell on Themeforest. Now I know much about escaping user inputted data using functions like esc_html, esc_url and so on and I use them in the comments ...
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Post text sanitization after publishing/editing - changes are not saved

I'm developing a simple plugin that does additional processing on post text when user saves/updates the post (i.e. clicks Publish post or Update post button). function ...
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Save selectlist value (taxonomy) in wp:wp_set_object_terms

In my admin for part i have additional fields (like price or brand - which is taxonomy). When i edit or create new part, i set up additional data. and price saving is without any problem, but saving ...
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Do we have to santise html passing into Javascript ? How?

I am passing a <ul><li></li><ul> to jquery .html() method and it works. I am assigning the html to a varaible and passing to .html() method . As some security scans suggest ...
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Trouble creating custom sanitization function when uploading video files

I'm trying to create a Theme Customizer control in Wordpress that will allow the user to upload an MP4 and WEBM video, and in doing so I need to create a sanitization option to verify the file type. ...
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How to escape custom css?

I'm creating a WordPress theme in which I've allowed users to add some custom css from the Theme Options. This css code then directly gets echoed out in the head section of the page, with the ...
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Custom page with variables in url. Nice url with add_rewrite_rule

Using WP3.1 I Have a custom page with a WP_Query and the query gets dynamic variables from the url. And i want safe variables and clean urls. Example: ...
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wp_kses ignore allowed and allow everything

Here is an example: $allowedPart = "<a href='http://alink.com'></a>"; $unsafePart = "<h1>A title</h1>"; $unsafePart .= "<script>alert('a ...
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Make shortcode work with nested double quotes

I have following shortcode: function infobox_shortcode( $atts, $content = null ) { extract( shortcode_atts( array( 'src' => '', 'title' => '', 'text' => '', ), ...
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When to use esc_html and when to use sanitize_text_field?

It seems that they do almost same type of job. So... When should I use esc_html() instead of sanitize_text_field()?
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How to safely sanitize a textarea which takes full HTML input

I'm developing a plugin which enables the user to send HTML emails from within the WordPress admin. How should I sanitize the textarea input? It has to be able to contain the whole range of HTML tags ...
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Custom-Metaboxes-and-Fields text_url field prepending http://

I'm using the Custom Metaboxes and Fields code wich is pretty good. However I need sanitization on URL fields of course but the built in text_url field type is adding 'http://' to my entries. I know ...
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Sanitaizing Select Optin For Custom Post Type Metabox in WP

Using WordPress 3.8.1, I have a Custom post Type called "Map" and it contains a Metadata which is a Select options element as: <label for="my_meta_box_select">Countries</label> <select ...
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I'm confused about url sanitization in meta boxes

I'm making meta box for a custom post. This meta box will contain a href value. I dont need any validation that is it valid href value but i would like to do this in a way that it is secure. I have ...
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Sanitize Disqus API results?

Can I trust the results from the Disqus API, not to include evil scripts? Can I find information somewhere. Would you sanitize the JSON data, that is returned? Official answers?
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Getting error to display radio button value in General Settings page

I'm constantly getting the errors bellow when printing the radio button values from General Settings screen: Illegal string offset 'service' in ...
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What's the difference between esc_* functions?

I've read Professional WordPress and it says: esc_html function is used for scrubbing data that contains HTML. This function encodes special characters into their HTML entities esc_attr ...
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How to sanitize user input?

What is the correct way sanitizing form data before submitting to the database? I have the following text input: <form method="post" action="options.php"> <?php ...