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PHP Database serialized array issue

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment


Got an issue when inserting a blank serialized array into the database. I’m using wordpress (just for full disclosure, shouldn’t make a difference) and using the add_post_meta() function to input some additional information. Here’s a snippet:

add_post_meta($post_id, 'information', serialize(array()));

The serialized array is intentionally blank for the moment. Anyway here’s the expected/actuals:

// Expected value 

// Actual value

Any help?


Add post meta auto-serializes arrays. And also get post meta, pass TRUE at the last argument: like get_post_meta($post_id, ‘information’, TRUE);

More details here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/add_post_meta


I have faced the same issue but I could used add_post_meta($post_id, 'information', array()); instead of add_post_meta($post_id, 'information', serialize(array()));
try it you can resolve your issue..