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  1. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 10 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 10 years ago #

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

    Ack .. ©

  3. SmockLady
    Member
    Posted 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago #

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

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    How are you editing the file ? Online with WP ?

  9. lstelie
    Member
    Posted 10 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 10 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 10 years ago #

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

  12. Kassad
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

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

  13. Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago #

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

  21. Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 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 10 years ago #

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

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