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  1. spiritfolk
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi

    I have tried to validate my website via W3C but it is stating that i have "bytes" that are not conforming with UTF-8 and is unable to validate the page.

    I have noticed it is the "»" that is the problem as it is showing up as a ? on the page. You can see this by viewing my website at http://www.spiritfolk.com

    The "?" only appeared when i disabled the WP-ecommerce and WP Global Translator plugins.

    Can someone help?

    Thanks

  2. JoshuaIsaac
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    These "»" need to be replaced with the character code &#243 everywhere that you are using them. This is probably being written either directly in a post via copy/paste or being placed in by your template (if it was modified).

  3. spiritfolk
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Joshua thanks for the help. I did what you advised but the question marks (?) were still there. I have noticed that i am only getting this problem on the home page, if i look at one of my posts - such as "Channel 4 Sucks", the arrows are showing up ok and the page gets validated ok with W3C, its just the home page that is the problem.

    Any other ideas?

  4. JoshuaIsaac
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Have you check that your index.php file does not contain any "»". This would cause the template to be writing these automatically.

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