Support » Plugin: WordPress SEO Plugin - Rank Math » Meta description field converts ampersand to HTML entity

  • Resolved Nazar Hotsa



    The following screenshot explains it:

    Basically, everything looks neat in the title field, but description field converts & to & and that doesn’t look great in the backend πŸ™‚

    Also, a related question: should special characters (e.g. ampersand) in titles and meta descriptions be converted to HTML entities on the frontend (in page source)?

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  • Plugin Author Rank Math


    Hello @bugnumber9

    Thank you for contacting the support.

    We will see what we could do with that in one of our upcoming updates.

    For the other question, HTML entities are parsed inside HTML attributes, and a stray & would create an ambiguity. That’s why you should always write & instead of just & inside all HTML attributes.

    Hope that helps. If there’s anything else we can help you with, please let us know. We are here to assist.

    Have the same problem, but not from the beginning. I think it’s an important part, because there is never enough space for characters on Google. πŸ˜€

    Plugin Author Rank Math


    Hello @bugnumber9 & @denis90

    Sorry for the unwanted delay and we appreciate your patience.

    Please update to the latest version of the plugin, That should solve the issue.

    Here’s a screencast showing the same:

    Hope that helps. If you need any other assistance, please feel free to open a new support topic. We would be more than happy to assist.

    That’s great, thanks a bunch. You guys rock!

    Plugin Author Rank Math


    Hello @bugnumber9

    Glad that helped!

    If it isn’t too much to ask for – would you mind leaving us a review here?

    It only takes a couple of minutes but helps us tremendously.

    It would mean so much to us and would go a really long way.

    Thank you.​​

    Done! You guys deserve kudos.

    Plugin Author Rank Math


    Thank you so much, @bugnumber9

    We sincerely appreciate that.

    If you need any other assistance, we are just a new support topic away.

    Take care!

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