I'm attempting to store a choice value within the wordpress_options table by utilizing update_option, nevertheless it gets into as SimpleXML Object when all I would like is really a normal string of amounts/letters...

I've this:

$id = '1f84705816652deccc97a53acd21b86bcf91f264'

update_option('box_id', $id)

Now I can not pull this value out by utilizing $id = get_option('box_id') since it is a simpleXML object...

Anybody know?

Ok I simply fixed it by type casting it like so: update_option('box_id'(string)$id)