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WP_Customize_Manager::unsanitized_post_values() public WP 4.1.1

Get dirty pre-sanitized setting values in the current customized state.

The returned array consists of a merge of three sources:

  1. If the theme is not currently active, then the base array is any stashed
    theme mods that were modified previously but never published.
  2. The values from the current changeset, if it exists.
  3. If the user can customize, the values parsed from the incoming
    `$_POST['customized']` JSON data.
  4. Any programmatically-set post values via WP_Customize_Manager::set_post_value().

The name "unsanitized_post_values" is a carry-over from when the customized state was exclusively sourced from $_POST['customized']. Nevertheless, the value returned will come from the current changeset post and from the incoming post data.

{} It's a method of the class: WP_Customize_Manager{}

No Hooks.

Return

Array. Nothing.

Usage

$WP_Customize_Manager = new WP_Customize_Manager();
$WP_Customize_Manager->unsanitized_post_values( $args );
$args(array)

Args.

  • exclude_changeset(true|false)
    Whether the changeset values should also be excluded.
    Default: false

  • exclude_post_data(true|false)
    Whether the post input values should also be excluded.
    Default: false when lacking the customize capability

Changelog

Since 4.1.1 Introduced.
Since 4.7.0 Added $args parameter and merging with changeset values and stashed theme mods.

Code of WP_Customize_Manager::unsanitized_post_values() WP 5.7.2

<?php
public function unsanitized_post_values( $args = array() ) {
	$args = array_merge(
		array(
			'exclude_changeset' => false,
			'exclude_post_data' => ! current_user_can( 'customize' ),
		),
		$args
	);

	$values = array();

	// Let default values be from the stashed theme mods if doing a theme switch and if no changeset is present.
	if ( ! $this->is_theme_active() ) {
		$stashed_theme_mods = get_option( 'customize_stashed_theme_mods' );
		$stylesheet         = $this->get_stylesheet();
		if ( isset( $stashed_theme_mods[ $stylesheet ] ) ) {
			$values = array_merge( $values, wp_list_pluck( $stashed_theme_mods[ $stylesheet ], 'value' ) );
		}
	}

	if ( ! $args['exclude_changeset'] ) {
		foreach ( $this->changeset_data() as $setting_id => $setting_params ) {
			if ( ! array_key_exists( 'value', $setting_params ) ) {
				continue;
			}
			if ( isset( $setting_params['type'] ) && 'theme_mod' === $setting_params['type'] ) {

				// Ensure that theme mods values are only used if they were saved under the current theme.
				$namespace_pattern = '/^(?P<stylesheet>.+?)::(?P<setting_id>.+)$/';
				if ( preg_match( $namespace_pattern, $setting_id, $matches ) && $this->get_stylesheet() === $matches['stylesheet'] ) {
					$values[ $matches['setting_id'] ] = $setting_params['value'];
				}
			} else {
				$values[ $setting_id ] = $setting_params['value'];
			}
		}
	}

	if ( ! $args['exclude_post_data'] ) {
		if ( ! isset( $this->_post_values ) ) {
			if ( isset( $_POST['customized'] ) ) {
				$post_values = json_decode( wp_unslash( $_POST['customized'] ), true );
			} else {
				$post_values = array();
			}
			if ( is_array( $post_values ) ) {
				$this->_post_values = $post_values;
			} else {
				$this->_post_values = array();
			}
		}
		$values = array_merge( $values, $this->_post_values );
	}
	return $values;
}