Support » Plugin: Copyright Proof » Problems following upgrade to V3.05

  • Resolved Doug Nix


    Following the update to V3.05 of the Copyright Proof plugin, the home page for my blog started to have problems loading the blog posts, sidebar and footer. The blog title and header menus load, and all header menus work and load the relevant page files correctly. Deactivating the plugin immediately corrects the problem.

    I’m running the WordPress 2016 theme without modifications.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author DigiproveDevelopment


    Hi Doug,

    I navigated to your home page and from there to the post about Emergency Stops. I did not see anything amiss, but of course I don’t know what to expect. I did notice some odd snippets of html e.g. <span class="caps">EU</span> that seem to pop up in odd places, including inside the Digiprove notice at the end. It causes an error when I run W3C Validator. This may be something inserted by another plugin does this make sense to you?

    This could be some kind of clash between CopyrightProof and another plugin. Did you try de-activating other plugins while leaving Copyright Proof activated?

    I deactivated your plugin, which is likely why you didn’t see an issue. I discovered another misbehaving plugin, wp-typography, which I believe is the one inserting the odd bits of HTML you noted. I can’t speak to why the W3C Validator throws so many errors. I’m not a coder, so determining where the potential code flaws in WP are is not something I can do.

    I have since re-enabled the Copyright Proof plugin and deactivated the wp-typography plugin. So far, the blog seems to be behaving itself. I’ll update you if the problem reoccurs.

    <span class="caps"> is inserted by wp-Typography if you enable Wrap acronyms (all capitals) with <span class="caps">. on the CSS Hooks tab. The issue and the proper solution (use the_title_attribute() when you want a title without HTML tags) is described in the FAQ.

    Plugin Author DigiproveDevelopment


    OK Doug,

    Seems like it was related to the other plugin as it’s working now. I fully expect it will keep working but we’ll keep this one open for a while just in case. Let us know if further troubles.

    @digiprovedevelopment When you use post titles in HTML attributes, you should either manually call strip_tags or use the_title_attribute instead of the_title.

    Plugin Author DigiproveDevelopment


    Pepe our plugin does not use the_title. Any further input is welcome

    @digiprovedevelopment: Ah, sorry then. I was just working from @macadk’s description. Usually, compatibility problems happen either because tags are not stripped from the_title values used in attributes or because someone escapes HTML where it should not be escaped.

    When I install the plugin in a development environment (MAMP), will it do anything without a subscription? If so, I’ll have a look if anything looks funky in a controlled situation.

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