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