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  1. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I wasn't sure where to post this. I am having trouble getting the copyright symbol to appear in my footer. I only get a question mark instead. I have tried &copy and &#169. Right now I have the question mark and a simply typed (c), but I would rather have the actual symbol show. I am not sure if it's a problem with my css or theme or font. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    the SmockLady

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It should be © but that doesn't work at all ?

    Ack .. ©

  3. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah, I know, that's my problem. No I have © in my code and alll I get is the ? symbol. I was hoping for some other suggestions. What else do you need to know or see? I am at a loss of what else to try.

  4. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, podz' second answer is correct (forgot to use backticks to display it properly the first time ;) - The correct entity is © and that will result in the proper display of the copyright symbol.

    © = ©

  5. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks, but that is what I have and it's not working.
    Here is the exact code:

    <div style="text-align: right">Back to the top.</div>
    <div style="text-align: right"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> powered by WordPress
    © (c) the SmockLady 2005. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.</div>

  6. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just noticed after submitting that the symbol works here, but as you can see on my site it does not. I just wonder what i've done to prevent it from showing. I don't think it works in Firefox or IE.

  7. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I forgot the backticks. sorry.
    &copy; does not = © in my footer.

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How are you editing the file ? Online with WP ?

  9. lstelie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    By the way this smells a file encoding problem.
    Your site is in UTF-8 so you may just type the copyright sign (the real one not the equivalent entity) and control that you footer.php file is saved in UTF-8 (and not in a windows or Mac format)

  10. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm editing with cute HTML and uploading with CuteFTP. This has worked for everything else I've edited or created.

  11. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would try this one symbol using the built-in editor ?

  12. Kassad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Take it out of the div style.
    It should work.

  13. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Not sure what "take it out of the div style" would do, but there must be a user/editor error. Can't even get it to go through the validator with that particular issue... Failed validation

  14. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Podz: I'm not sure how to do that. Do I need to chmod the file? and which one. The times I've tried I get "that file doesn't exist."

    Kassad: If I take it out of the div style (which I've tried already) it won't be justified to the right as I want it like the other texts.

    I really appreciate all the help. Am I being too picky to want it to look the way I want it to look? Can I modify my css footer section to align the text so I don't have to use the div style?

    I'll try again.

  15. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Beel, that's a new one to me. I don't totally understand it all yet - obvious I guess. I'll do some more reading. Thanks.

  16. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Podz means for you to use the theme (presentation) editor in the WP Admin section and select the footer to edit and add the &copy;

  17. Kassad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This is certainly an editor issue.
    You either edit your file with a plain text editor like notepad or in admin panel / manage / files :
    /wp-content/themes/yourtheme/footer.php

  18. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Beautiful, thanks a million.
    Now if I can just figure out all those invalide issues and make 'em valid. LOL
    Thank you all for speedy responses and great help. If I had your addresses I'd send you the best Scottish Shortbread you've ever or will ever eat! :)

  19. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, the first one is easy... you have wrapped your html "head" with a link to "home" when it is your "HEADER" you want to wrap (it is located in the body, not the head, of the file).

  20. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    But I want my whole header to be link. So how would I do this another way?

  21. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The head is not the header. In header.php remove...

    <a href="www.smocknmama.com" title="Home"></a><head profile="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11">

    and...

    </head></a><body>

  22. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Only what's in bold? If so - done. I the rest as well, not yet done.

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