I have a WordPress plugin that at one point I need to see if a certain title exists in the database. For 2 years, this code worked fine:
$myposttitle= $wpdb->get_results( "select post_title from $wpdb->posts where post_title like '%". mysql_real_escape_string($myTitle) . "%'" );
However, with php 5.5. and WP 3.9.1, this causes an error because the function
mysql_real_escape_string is deprecated.
Any ideas on what other function will properly escape the contents of
$myTitle now that I can't use