An Experiment in Scotch

"I write to discover what I believe." Michael Lopp on Twitter

WordPress Problems With Single Quotes

For some rea­son, my Word­Press instal­la­tion has sud­denly started think­ing that when I post a “‘”, it needs to make it two. Unless there‘s already 2 and then it makes it 4. ¢â‚¬Ëœve had no luck fig­ur­ing out what in the hell is the prob­lem so my workaround is to put in the HTML code for a sin­gle quote. It‘s a pain in the ass but I sup­pose it will work for now.

UPDATE: No res­o­lu­tion at all, it could be about 40 dif­fer­ent things and I’m not sure I’m inter­ested in track­ing it down. Try­ing to decide if it’s worth the 60 min­utes of my life to change blog mech­a­nisms. I miss writ­ing but not con­vinced writ­ing misses me.


  1. Yeah, I noticed! What’s up with that?

  2. Scotch Drinker

    December 13, 2006 at 1:49 am

    I really don’t know though I sus­pect that some­where I’ve added or deleted a char­ac­ter in the PHP code that now inter­prets sin­gle quotes in a strange way. I’m going through all that now but what a pain.

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