Plugin: wpuntexturize

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Name:
wpuntexturize
Author:
Scott Reilly
Version:
0.91
Last updated:
06 July 2004
Description:
A mini-plugin to undo some of the formatting performed by wptexturize().

Notes:

There is such nothing to this that I hesitate to make it a plugin, much less release it. Here it is anyways.

Basically, wptexturize() (located in /wp-includes/functions-formatting.php), performs certain character and text replacements that I’m not too groovy with, namely this ( ‘ ) being replaced with ( ‘ ) or ( &#8217 ), and ( ” ) being replaced with ( “ ) or ( ” ). I appreciate the other character and text replacements that were happening, just not those. I could just as well have commented out the code for those offending substitutions in the functions-formatting.php file, but I prefer to modify the core code as little as possible.

Installation:
  1. Download the file wpuntexturize.zip and unzip it into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
    -OR-
    Copy and paste the the code ( wpuntexturize.phps ) into a file called wpuntexturize.php, and put that file into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin from your WordPress admin ‘Plugins’ page.
Functions:

function wpuntexturize($text)

This is a helper function that retrieves the URL of the image for a specified category. Returns ” if no image was found:

  • $text : The text to be untexturized.
Tips & Examples:
N/A
Release Log:
  • 06 Jul 2004: v0.91 — The release omitted the &8221; untexturization
  • 27 Jun 2004: v0.9 — Released to the public
Copyright & Disclaimer:

Copyright (c) 2004, Scott Reilly
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the name of coffee2code.com nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Acknowledgements:
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25 thoughts on “Plugin: wpuntexturize

  1. remove_filter('comment_text', 'wptexturize');
    remove_filter('single_post_title', 'wptexturize');
    remove_filter('the_title', 'wptexturize');
    remove_filter('the_content', 'wptexturize');
    remove_filter('the_excerpt', 'wptexturize');

  2. Mathias: You misunderstand my intent with this plugin. I did not wish for ALL of wptexturize’s replacements to be removed. Just the curly quotes. Though I suppose calling it wpuntexturize was a misnomer.

  3. Yeah, I noticed that when he announced it. Unfortunately, its the nature of the WP plugin world that the wheel gets reinvented many times over.

  4. hello
    could this plug be used to fix my problems with rssfeeds and ÅÄÖ-characters ?
    i use rsstoblog to post rssfeeeds to my blog but rsstoblog doesnt support other then utf-8 ;(
    could i still use this plug you think?

  5. Thanks for this. I use some Chinese characters on my blog, and they don’t play nice with smart quotes, so this helps me out a lot!

    I adore WordPress but don’t like it doing me “favors” that I cannot easily stop it from doing.

    But one reason I stick with it is the great community—incl. plugin developers.

    Thanks again.

  6. This is a great plugin. I was fed up with the fact that search engines doesn’t get curly quotes, that is, searching for Einstein’s is not the same as searching for Einstein’s with a curly quote.

  7. Thanks Scott. I installed this plugin so I could use the integrated Digg-It button with permalinks. Before, it wouldn’t pick up the Digg_URL because it was converting the single quotes to fancy quotes (&#8216).

    -ewH

  8. This plugin saved my life!!! I was looking for this for 2 freakin months. Thanks for making this plugin.

    I noticed that it hasn’t been updated for a long time but on the bright side, it works with WP 2.2!

  9. Thanks for posting this.. you may had your doubts about posting this as a plugin, but I can say, I for one appreciated it. Now people can cut and paste my code without problems.

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