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  • This has really been frustrating me for some time now. WordPress seems to take all the custom character encoding I put into my blog ie &#8217 for a right single quote, and converts it all into the character equivalent. I want it to actually keep it the way it is and not do this substitution.

    Is there any way to prevent wordpress from doing this?

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  • There is but it will leave you open to hacking against your MySQL database. It does that for a reason.

    That’s actually standard MySQL security. Escaping the quotes.

    So how do people get around this in wordpress? I mean everyone can’t possibly be using the symbols for inches and feet in the place of quotes and apostrophes. Surely there must be a plugin for this somewhere.

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