[resolved] Unwanted slashes when using apostrophes (15 posts)

  1. jolyonb
    Posted 8 years ago #


    I'm trying to make "Jolyon's Blog" the title of my blog, but wordpress wants to keep on inserting a \ slash before the apostrophe, which shows up on the titles (for example, on the front page). I've read that this was an issue with earlier versions of wordpress; is there a fix around?



  2. gokieks
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue, though in my case I'm more concerned with other places that WP is automatically (trying to?) escape apostrophe/single quote marks. I first encountered this with image link titles, but after some testing, noticed that it behaves a bit strangely:

    If I'm using an image as a link to an image, like this:

    <a href="/images/image1_large.jpg" title="Here's an image"><img src="/images/image1.jpg></a>

    then the title shows up as "Here\'s an image". However, if I'm using an image as a link to a non-image (or possibly just text-type) file, like this:

    <a href="/documents/document1.html" title="Here's a document"><img src="/images/image1.jpg></a>

    then the title shows up, correctly, as "Here's a document". It also works for a directory or a .php file, but not .png or .gif either - basically it seems links to image files are not working.

    And yeah, if I put an ' in my title, it shows up with the slash too.

  3. Anatis
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have the same problem.
    In fact, I'm having a LOT of problems.
    Wordpress hasn't worked properly for me since 2.1 and on my main blog I've gone back all the way to 2.0.5
    Don't even ask what happened when I upgraded, it was *bad*.
    Categories couldn't be edited, /'s everywhere, in every single old blog article.
    Editing them out and saving only resulted in it happening again, so I ended up ripping the guts out of the server and putting 2.0.5 back on.

    I've installed - from scratch - with 2.2.2 and got nowhere.
    Same with 2.2.3.
    Same with installing 2.2.2 with Fantastico.
    Same after upgrading to 2.2.3 after that.

    It will not go away. I've got a bare bones install in there at the moment, and it's total pants.

    Not only do I have the / problem, but on top of this none of the theme previews display either.
    Looking at anything to do with themes on WordPress.org points you at stuff pertaining to 1.5.
    I like wordpress... but... right now I'm thinking of going to other blog software.

  4. dreamsend
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue, but it just now started. I have a new blog...took content from the old one and imported to a wordpress install on it's own server. The title was fine for the last few days but when I went to change the tagline under the blog title, it started adding the /.

    The blog is "Dream's End" and is known fairly well as that, so I'd like to keep my apostrophe...

  5. xelachen
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just noticed this today on two different blogs I have, both upgraded to 2.2.3. I had not noticed it prior.

    Where I noticed it was in the tagline for the blog, where, in the case of my son's blog, had a tagline like so:

    "some text here, it's great"

    so some double-quoted text, with an apostrophe in it, ended up like so:

    \"some text here, it\'s great\"

    which as you might imagine, looks rather odd in the tagline.

    I've noticed it's being escaped with slashes even when I remove the slashes from the Tagline box in Options, it reappears there, and is saved and displayed this way again.

    I have no idea offhand if this is happening elsewhere in WordPress/in my blog, but if it is, I'd love to know, so I can roll things back or at least know to keep an eye out.

    I'm obviously keen on some guidance or fix for the problem in the first place, too. :)


  6. gokieks
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I noticed that this issue now extends to the blog tagline after I upgraded to 2.2.3. I ended up having to manually SSH into the server and editing the MySQL database directly to get it to work - hardly an ideal solution. And yeah, definitely want to find some sort of fix for this.

  7. mormonstories
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem. Please help!!

  8. pr1001
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Same problem here with 2.2.3.

  9. kjarrett
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Same issue here, anyone submitted a bug for this yet?

  10. jolyonb
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, not yet... where can you submit a bug? I was just going to wait for 2.3 to come out and hope it was fixed there...

  11. jolyonb
    Posted 8 years ago #

    2.3 fixes this problem.

  12. skeezicks
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If 2.3 fixes the problem, then 2.3.1 breaks the fix.

  13. Alkorr
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Same problem for me. I'm using WP 2.2.3 and I can't upgrade yet due to plugin incompatibilities.

    So I'd like a solution to this issue for 2.2.3.
    Can someone help us out please? We're stucked... :(

  14. arossphoto
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm seeing this same problem with apostrophes in image titles/alt tags in Version 2.5.1. Is there still no fix?

  15. Li-An
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Same problem with 2.5.1 (it did not occur with 2.3).
    Maybe a solution here: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/06/18/wordpress-charset-encoding-problem-after-upgrading-to-version-22/

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