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  • I have a post with an ampersand (&) in the title. When it shows up in my list of popular posts the ampersand is printed in the html as & rather than the proper escape code, which is breaking my page’s validity. On the actual post page, WordPress escapes the ampersand properly as & # 0 3 8 ; (I put the spaces in so that the forum doesn’t translate it to the ampersand character). WordPress Popular Posts needs to do this as well so that post titles with special characters can show up in the list without making the page invalid XHTML.

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  • Hi PigMonkey,

    Issue has been fixed on the dev version of my plugin. Will be releasing it this week.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Is this supposed to be fixed in the new 2.1.0, or is the fix still in the dev version?

    I just upgraded to 2.1.0 and it isn’t fixed. The ampersand in the title element of the a tag is being outputted properly with amp; (though I don’t recall if this is different from the previous version of the plugin), but the actual text between the opening and closing a tag itself is still being printed with just a normal and invalid &.

    Yup, version 2.1.0 should fix it. What’s your site’s URL?

    Popular posts are being outputted down at the bottom, above the footer. Here’s the line:
    <li><a href="" title="K & a m p; M Match Case"><span class="wpp-post-title">K & M Match Case</span></a> </li>

    (Spaces in the amp; bit so that the forum doesn’t translate it)

    the a title="" bit is escaped properly, the actual link text is not.

    I see. I made a few small changes on my plugin today and fixed that after reading your reply. I’ll post here a download link tomorrow so you can try it out, ok?

    Please download WordPress Popular Posts v2.1.1 beta* here.

    Let me know the results, please.

    * download link will be taken down once v2.1.1 goes public.

    Yup, that fixed it. Thanks for your work!

    <li><a href="" title="K & a m p ; M Match Case"><span class=\"wpp-post-title\">K & a m p ; M Match Case</span></a> </li>

    Hi, This issue doesn’t appear to be completely fixed. I am having a similar issue however, it is occurring with quotation marks ( “ ” ‘ ’ ) instead of ampersands. I’ve just upgraded to version 2.1.1 and haven’t noticed any change. Here is a screenshot. Also, here’s a live link but we may need to switch to inch marks ( ” ‘ ) for the time being.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    With version 2.1.3 seems like the html special chars are broken:

    á é í ó ú ñ

    The — without encoding too 😉

    I have my site with UTF-8 charset by the way… ¿Why this still happens? ¿How the plugin handle the data? It´s so strange.

    I think… If the plugin parse text data with htmlspecialchars php function… this doesn´t happen…

    Cheers! 😉

    Hi guys,

    I’m having the same problem with version 2.1.3, special chars á é í ó ú ñ are broken on posts titles.

    My website is set with UTF-8 too (you can check the broken special chars on my popular posts list on sidebar).

    Could you make an update to solve this issue with the plugin please?

    Hi guys,

    Please download WordPress Popular Posts 2.1.4 here and let me know if it fixes the issue.

    It works for me. Version 2.1.4 fix the special chars problem.

    Thanks a lot!

    Yup, Version 2.1.4 fixed it for me! Thanks!

    De nada 😉


    I had the same problem with characters and now is fixed!!!

    Thanks for this GREAT plugin!

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