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Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#54777 new defect (bug)

passing empty object to wp_localize_script will convert it to empty array instead of empty object

Reported by: erikdemarco's profile erikdemarco Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Script Loader Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


This will correctly converted to js object:

wp_localize_script( $handle, $object_name, array(

    "foo" => "Foo value",
    "bar" => "Bar value"

) );

the value will be:

{"foo":"Foo value","bar":"Bar value"}

But passing empty array will be converted to js empty array:

wp_localize_script( $handle, $object_name, array() );

the value will be:


We want to pass empty array because we want to prepare the global js variable to be used later. But because of the inconsistency it can cause problem if we want to loop it for later use. since we use different method to loop object and array in javascript.

Change History (1)

#1 @swissspidy
2 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Script Loader

Related: #25280

The recommend approach is to use wp_add_inline_script() for this use case.

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