I have been searching all afternoon for a solution and couldn't find one. I am writing a plugin which needs to store regex expressions in the WP DB. An example expression is the following.
Storing the expression seems to work fine with
update_option() and the entry in the database has the backslashes escaped with another backslash. However, when retrieving the option using
get_option() the escape backslashes aren't removed, and I need to apply
stripslashes() to get rid of them.
Is this a reliable method to manage the storage and retrieval of backslashes in the WP DB? Are they missing a
stripslashes() or similar when the
get_option() is used to retrieve the expression from the database?