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URL in browser gets encoded

  • Hi,

    I’m currently working on porting a client’s website from their current CMS (which is self-built) to WordPress.

    The client’s site uses the following structure for links:


    I’ve gotten this part fixed through using wp_rewrite rules, nothing strange there.

    However, the post name should be using “+” to separate words instead of “-“. This I fixed by removing the “sanitize_title_with_dashes” and replacing it with my own (through a plug-in). So accessing http://www.example.com/post/1/hello+world is not an issue. HOWEVER, when you try to go to that URL, the + gets encoded so the URL in the address bar gets changed so that it says: http://www.example.com/post/1/hello%2bworld

    I’ve used a plus through URL encoding before and never had an issue, but how come it gets encoded a second time? Is there a filter in WordPress I’ve missed?

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