Support » Plugin: WP RSS Aggregator » HTML ascii characters in feed item title

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  • Plugin Contributor Xedin Unknown

    (@xedinunknown-1)

    Hi Phil,

    This seems to be an issue we have come across before.
    It is probably caused by non-UTF8 characters in the title, such as the “smart quotes” and “long dashes”. These can occur with content that is copy-pasted from some popular word-processing software, and causes the whole content to be URL-encoded.
    Please tell us what your current version of WP RSS Aggregator is. If it is outdated, please update to the latest version and try again.

    Phil

    (@owendevelopment)

    Hi,

    I’m using version 4.1.5.

    So I take it there’s nothing we can do on our end – ie a filter?

    Thanks for your help and great plugin!

    Plugin Contributor Xedin Unknown

    (@xedinunknown-1)

    Phil,

    This depends on what really is wrong, since it now appears that your issue may not be directly related to the UTF-8 bug. Would you be able to provide the URL of the feed?

    I’m getting a similar thing: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6f3astl8senr0uk/Screenshot%202014-06-24%2013.08.54.jpg

    The feeds are from the BBC and Fifa: http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/world/rss.xml and http://www.fifa.com/rss/index.xml.

    Be great to find a way to solve this. Cheers!

    EDIT: I’m using latest versions of everything.

    I have the same problem, strange characters in the feed titles… I’m using latest versions of everything…

    URL of feed: https://www.lf2.cuni.cz/rss/

    Before actualization it was great..

    Thank you, great plugin..

    Plugin Author Jean Galea

    (@jeangalea)

    A fix will be released soon for this issue.

    That’s great to hear.

    A temporary get around for me was doing this:

    <?php echo str_replace('&amp", "&", do_shortcode('[wp-rss-aggregator]')); ?>

    Basically For some reason ampersands are getting encoded which prevented any HTML entities from working, so we just swap them out.

    EDIT: This editor isn’t showing correctly, the first &amp should have a semi colon after it.

    Plugin Author Jean Galea

    (@jeangalea)

    A fix has just been released.

    Awesome! I updated the plugin and it’s all good.

    Excellent, yes — the fix took care of it perfectly. Thanks very much for your help on this.

    DV

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