Improve your web typography with:

  • Hyphenation — over 70 languages supported

  • Space control, including:

    • widow protection
    • gluing values to units
    • forced internal wrapping of long URLs & email addresses
  • Intelligent character replacement, including smart handling of:

    • quote marks
    • dashes
    • ellipses
    • trademarks, copyright & service marks
    • math symbols
    • fractions
    • ordinal suffixes
  • CSS hooks for styling:

    • ampersands,
    • uppercase words,
    • numbers,
    • initial quotes & guillemets.


  • wp-Typography "General" settings page.
  • wp-Typography "Hyphenation" settings page.
  • wp-Typography "Intelligent Character Replacement" settings page.
  • wp-Typography "Space Control" settings page.
  • wp-Typography "Add CSS Hooks" settings page.



wp‐Typography has the following requirements:

  • the host server must run PHP 5.6.0 or later
  • your installation of PHP must include the mbstring extension (most do)
  • text must be encoded UTF‐8


FAQs are maintained on the wp-Typography website.

Two questions come up so frequently, we will republish their answers here:

Installation Instructions


wp‐Typography has the following requirements:

  • the host server must run PHP 5.6.0 or later
  • your installation of PHP must include the mbstring extension (most do)
  • text must be encoded UTF‐8
Will this plu­gin slow my page load­ing times?

Yes. Use WP Super Cache.

This plugin breaks post title links. What gives?

More likely than not, your WordPress theme is using an improper function to set the title attribute of your heading’s link. It is probably using the the_title() function, which delivers the post title after filtering. It should be using the_title_attribute() which delivers the post title before filtering. Change out this function throughout your theme when it is used inside of an HTML tag, and the problem should go away.

If you are uncomfortable editing your theme’s code, you may alternatively go to the wp-Typography settings page in your admin panel and add h1 and h2 to the “Do not process the content of these HTML elements:” field. This will disable typographic processing within improperly designed page title links and page titles.

Remember, many more FAQs are are addressed the wp-Typography website.

I’m using Advanced Custom Fields and don’t want my custom fields to be hyphenated! How can I disable that behavior?

Please install the wp-Typography Disable ACF Integration plugin by @sarukku.



das Plug-In ist soweit ganz gut aber was mir dringend fehlt ist die Option, dass man nicht mehrere Trennungen untereinander am Ende der Zeile hat. So wäre es sehr schön, wenn vielleicht nicht mehr als 2 Zeilen untereinander an Trennungen stattfinden würden. Vielleicht kann diese Option ja noch programmiert werden (oder habe ich diese Einstellung tatsächlich irgendwo übersehen) Vielleicht kann mir hier jemand Auskunft darüber geben, das wäre sehr hilfreich.

Must have for typography lovers

All typography you can imagine for your WordPress frontend in just one handy plugin. Best of all is support at warp 9. There must be a Scotty in the engine room 😉

wp – Typography is the best all around typesetting plug-in

Being a book publisher, I have to deal with a lot of typographic conventions in my designs. This plug-in is the only one that deals with a majority of options like hyphenation, white space, character replacements, widow and orphan control and many more features too long to list here. The developer is very responsive and has personally worked with me to solve some specific issues related to my WordPress installation. So far it has always been updated in a timely fashion to work with new versions of WordPress as they are released. Highly recommended.

Looks good but…

Almost every time (or often) I have to update the plugin I have a 504 error blocking my site. And after I have to wait for another update correcting this issue. Maybe a compatibility problem between plugins, but only with THIS plugin.

But v5.2.1 is perfect for me. That now deserves 5* 🙂

Great plugin

You may meet some CSS problems when activating this plugin but support is great and the plugin is well conceived to solve eventual problems. If you consider that typography is important, this is the only plugin valuable – and works great in french.

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Contributors & Developers

“wp-Typography” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“wp-Typography” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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5.3.1 – March 15, 2018

  • Bugfix: Always clear the cache after updates to prevent frontend whitescreens under certain circumstances.

5.3.0 – March 13, 2018

  • Feature: True integration with Advanced Custom Fields 5, making the filters adjustable for each field via the settings UI.
  • Feature: The script to remove soft hyphens from clipboard selections has been refactored to reduce the number of loaded resources.
  • Change: Some API methods have been deprecated and will be removed in 6.0.0:
    • The static methods WP_Typography::filter* should be replaced by static calls to the existing process* method family.
    • In general, all instance methods of the new class WP_Typography\Implementation can now be called statically on the singleton via the WP_Typography superclass.
  • Bugfix: In rare cases, UTF-8 characters like Å caused all content within the same tag to disappear.

5.2.4 – February 26, 2018

  • Bugfix: The partial was still packaged in the wrong place, causing backend whitescreens in some cases.

5.2.3 – February 22, 2018

  • Bugfix: A partial was missing from the compatibility checking code for older PHP versions.

5.2.2 – February 04, 2018

  • Bugfix: Superscripts were not displayed correctly in the settings page.
  • Bugfix: Standalone < and > characters (i.e. not part of an HTML tag) could vanish in some circumstances.
  • Bugfix: Re-activating the plugin no longer overwrites the settings with their defaults.

5.2.1 – January 11, 2018

  • Bugfix: Languages were not sorted correctly in the settings page.
  • Bugfix: Circular references in caches objects have been fixed.
  • Bugfix: Workaround for Divi theme crash, avoiding get_body_class().

5.2.0 – January 05, 2018

  • Feature: WordPress body classes (i.e. the result of get_body_class()) are now passed to the text processing methods. This means that you can exclude entire pages from wp-Typography’s processing based on the body classes generated by WordPress.
  • Feature: Support for WooCommerce page descriptions (via the filter hook woocommerce_format_content).
  • Feature: New hyphenation languages
    • Assamese,
    • Belarusian,
    • Bengali,
    • Church Slavonic,
    • Esperanto,
    • Friulan,
    • Gujarati,
    • Kannada,
    • Kurmanji,
    • Malayalam,
    • Norwegian (Bokmål)
    • Norwegian (Nynorsk)
    • Piedmontese,
    • Romansh,
    • Upper Sorbian.
  • Change: Updated to use version 6.1.0 of the composer package mundschenk-at/php-typography.
  • Bugfix: Numbers are treated like characters for the purpose of wrapping emails.
  • Bugfix: Better matching between hyphenation languages and WordPress locales.