Smart Quotes in WordPress



May 1st, 2006 by Kat Kingsley-Hughes

If you’ve ever posted code into a WordPress blog you may have noticed that single quotes () get changed to smart quotes (&#8216).

One solution for preventing this is to remove the filters that are reformatting the text you enter. Download the plug-in fix to prevent smart quotes. (This is basically Katja’s hack put into plugin form. I expect someone else has saved this as a plug-in somewhere, but I haven’t found it myself as yet and this site is as much a repository for things I need to remember as for others to use! So apologies for any duplication… )

  1. Unzip the file “smart-quote-fix.php” into the wp-content/plugins folder.
  2. Log into WordPress site admin and click on the Plugins tab. Activate the plug-in from the list.

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