Support » Plugin: Relevanssi - A Better Search » Encoding problems

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  • Plugin Author Mikko Saari


    Relevanssi is fully UTF-8 compatible. I tried to see if I could reproduce the error, but actually WP doesn’t even let me use & aacute ; – it’s automatically converted to รก, which Relevanssi can handle just fine.

    What kind of encoding is your site using? Where are the characters being encoded with the entities? Relevanssi doesn’t do that, and would prefer to get unencoded characters.

    I can see it on Most common words in the index… And then in stopwords…

    Yeah characters are converted, but when index is created it seems that during the indexing process Relevanssi access pages on source code level – if i can say it like that..

    Relevanssi splits words which containts these characters… like on screenshot..

    Characters are inside posts..

    db tables are utf8_czech_ci collation, wordpress uses utf-8 charset ..

    Plugin Author Mikko Saari


    There’s something unusual going on in your site – I don’t see that happening on my sites, and can’t reproduce the error.

    When indexing, Relevanssi reads posts with get_post(), nothing weirder than that, and doesn’t convert anything by itself โ€“ย so those encoded entities are what Relevanssi gets.

    Try this:

    add_filter('relevanssi_post_content', 'rlv_fix_encoding');
    function rlv_fix_encoding($content) {
        return html_entity_decode($content);

    Add this to functions.php and reindex. Does that help?

    It seems that it fixed the problems ๐Ÿ™‚ Thx a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

    Can i have other question when it shows result of search, template is broken.. every time it looks like different and not right… I found some topic with this problem, but can’t find it now… Its probably caused by template or some strange interpretation of result…

    Any tip with this?

    Plugin Author Mikko Saari


    Which theme are you using? What kind of problems your template has? Does it have the same problems without Relevanssi?

    Well i’m using Grandcollege – premium theme.. No other problems with template.. Without Relevanssi its all ok, no problems…

    With Relevanssi it seems that somehow Relevanssi brokes footer and merge styles with it..

    Plugin Author Mikko Saari


    Does the problem go away if you disable highlighting in search results? Modernize theme has a similar problem: the theme truncates the excerpt and if Relevanssi has highlights in the excerpt, a HTML tag may get truncated, causing problems.

    Well yeah, you’re correct, same problem with highlighting… Thx a lot for help ๐Ÿ™‚

    Plugin Author Mikko Saari


    Modernize has a method to adjust the length of the excerpt – set it to very long, and there’s no problem, as Relevanssi will then set the real length of the excerpt and Modernize then won’t cut in the middle of a HTML tag. Perhaps your theme has something similar as well, so you don’t have to remove highlights completely.

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