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Returns only allowed post data fields

Syntax Syntax

_wp_get_allowed_postdata( array $post_data = null )

Parameters Parameters


(array) (Optional) Array of post data. Defaults to the contents of $_POST.

Default value: null

Return Return

(array|WP_Error) Array of post data on success, WP_Error on failure.

Source Source

File: wp-admin/includes/post.php

function _wp_get_allowed_postdata( $post_data = null ) {
	if ( empty( $post_data ) ) {
		$post_data = $_POST;

	// Pass through errors.
	if ( is_wp_error( $post_data ) ) {
		return $post_data;

	return array_diff_key( $post_data, array_flip( array( 'meta_input', 'file', 'guid' ) ) );


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Version Description
5.0.1 Introduced.


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