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WP: Code to Read & Write Value of Wordpress Database Variable

Last Modified: 2012-05-10

Wordpress         2.92
MySQL version   5.1.47
Apache version  2.2.15
PHP version       5.2.13

I need to read the value of the "posts_per_page" variable in the "options" table of my Wordpress database.

Can someone please provide the code to :
      1)  Read the current value of the variable,
      2)  Write a new value to the variable.

I will be using this code in "home.php" of a Wordpress theme.

Please include instructions or code demonstrating how to :
      1)  Initialize the class, and
      2)  Protect from SQL Injection Attacks.
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