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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#14951 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Read more links broken when Title contans EN DASH

Reported by: effex100's profile effex100 Owned by:
Milestone: 3.3 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0.1
Component: Permalinks Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


This is most commonly seen when content is being copied from Word or some other word processor that converts regular dashes "-" to the longer EN DASH "%e2%80%93". The automatically generated slug will save the EN DASH as "-%e2%80%93-". This will cause the generated permalink to fail.

Change History (4)

#1 @hafman
14 years ago

  • Version changed from 3.1 to 3.0.1

I think this happened to a client recently,though not with "Read More..." A group of pages weren't appearing in menus and some changes to the slugs of these pages (in quick view) cured it. It seems though that WordPress is converting white space in a pasted title to a slug with illegal characters here. If so, it might be a more important issue?

#2 @markjaquith
13 years ago

Confirmed. We're working on a plan to upgrade post slugs to remove problematic characters, using the redirect canonical functionality to glue it all together.

#3 @nacin
13 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Permalinks
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
12 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 3.3
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed in [18705].

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