I'm having issues with wp_kses. I have a text area that allows CSS input (only) While the rest of the CSS gets through (don't have any issues ever since). Until one user , inputs a CSS Code like this one:

li > mycolor { color: blue; }

It will be rendered like this (after passing through the filter):

li > mycolor { color: blue; }

The greater sign is passed through entities. Any ideas how to make this work while still having the filter?

  • Why do you think this is wp_kses? Are you using wp_kses somewhere? Have you traced this to wp_kses somewhere in the Core?
    – s_ha_dum
    Jan 30, 2014 at 14:40

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The > entity is probably being filtered by "esc_textarea". You can read more about "esc_" below:


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