Support » Plugin: Email Address Encoder » Does not encode link with custom text

  • Resolved Matthias


    I’m not sure whether I misconfigured something in my template or if the plugin really doesn’t encode the mailto-link when text (other than the mail address) is linked.

    Or you can <a title="Send email to xyz" href="">send us an email</a>.

    It works fine when an email address is written in the text.
    Anyone else having the same issue?


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  • Plugin Author Till Krüss


    If your content isn’t passed through the the_content filter (or a few others), then you’ll need to encode it manually in your template files.

    Where is that snippet above coming from, the WordPress editor, or from a template file?

    Hmm.. found why it doesn’t work: The snippet above is written in the WordPress Editor and is placed on a (static) content page. Somewhere before that part there is a shortcode that shows posts from a certain category (announcements), which should be displayed as normal content in between two other text blocks (written in the editor).

    When I remove the shortcode above that said text part, the plugin works fine and the email link is encoded.

    This is the part where the shortcode gets the posts:

    $return_string = '';
    query_posts(array('orderby' => $order_by, 'order' => $order, 'cat' => $category_id , 'category_name' => $category_name , 'showposts' => $posts));
    if (have_posts()) :
        while (have_posts()) : the_post();
            $content = get_the_content();
            $content = apply_filters('the_content', $content);
            $content = str_replace(']]>', ']]>', $content);
            $return_string .= '<div class="listed-post">';
            $return_string .= '<h2>'. get_the_title() .'</h2>';
            $return_string .= $content;
            $return_string .= '</div>';
    return $return_string;

    Any ideas how I could fix that?

    Plugin Author Till Krüss


    I’m not sure if I understand your setup fully. Could you post the code where the mailto-link is printed?

    Do you mean the html output or the page.php (and the shortcodes.php)?

    Plugin Author Till Krüss


    Your “page.php”, and please use something like

    On the page there is a lot of static content/text. And in between two of the text blocks, there should be all the posts of a given category. I thought the simplest way to do this is a shortcode that displays those posts.



    shortcodes.php (the used snippet for the post listing)

    …sorry for the troubles.

    Plugin Author Till Krüss


    Looks good. Where exactly is the mailto-link printed that doesn’t get encoded? aaa_show_posts()?

    Could you check the result of the page without using Firebug, Web Inspector or Dragonfly, because they decode decimal/hexadecimal entities into plain text. To make sure your email address is encoded, right-click/secondary-click the page, click “View Source”, “View Page Source” or “Source” and search for the plain text email address.

    No, it’s somewhere underneath the part with the aaa_show_posts() shortcode.

    I checked the source code. When the shortcode is not placed on the page, everything is fine (read: your plugin works like a charm). But as soon as I put this shortcode somewhere on the page (doesn’t matter if it’s above or underneath the email link), the mail link isn’t encoded anymore.

    Guess I have to re-write my shortcode somehow…

    Plugin Author Till Krüss


    Could you drop me a line?

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