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  • Hi , I have a client who had 200 or so images that he wanted me to upload to the media library for use on woocommerece.

    I noticed that any image that had a £ symbol in the title would not show up ? as soon as i edited the image name and re-uploaded it , all was good.

    He had a habit of putting the price into the image name , with some odd spacing – green-sofa- £250.jpg

    just wondering why WordPress didn’t like the symbol in the file name ?

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  • Not liking such characters is not restricted to WordPress, and for good reasons. In order to properly use them, and as importantly enable both human and SEO bots visitors to read your images, I’d advice to rename such images with proper naming (no space, no special chars) – you could for example turn them into green-sofa-250-pounds.jpg. Many free images utils can do that, or you can also rename batches of images in command line if you have a server access.

    Good luck.

    Ahh … thank you , was wondering why it didn’t like it.

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