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

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  • Plugin Contributor Xedin Unknown


    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 If it is outdated, please update to the latest version and try again.




    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



    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:

    The feeds are from the BBC and Fifa: and

    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:

    Before actualization it was great..

    Thank you, great plugin..

    Plugin Author Jean Galea


    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


    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.


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