How do I stop a 8) from turning into a smiley?

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  • #321072

    I’m not sure how to describe this so it might be easier for you to go to my blog

    http://mission101jenise.wordpress.com

    and look in the left column for the Mission 101 Goals and the first entry entitled Pending (it’s actually the second Pending in the column but the first one is under Mission 101 Status, which isn’t linked up yet).

    So under Pending is a list of my 101 goals for the project. A couple of the goals involve doing something 458 times so I have expressed it as (0/458) so I can update it as the project progresses. Well….sadly, that combination shows on the page as (0/45″sleepy smiley).

    Argh! Anyone have a clue what I need to do to fix this? Btw….I am using Chaotic Soul as a theme and have no knowledge of CSS and limited knowledge of HTML and “code.”

    THANKS!!!

    #321367

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    dashboard -> writing -> settings -> uncheck “Convert emoticons like :-) and :-P to graphics on display”

    #321368

    If you don’t ever want to display any smilies, you can disable them in Appearance > Extras.

    If you do, but just want to avoid the accidental ones, you’ll have to enclose the parenthesis in this code (in the html editor):
    <span>)</span>
    or write it with its html symbol:
    )

    #321369

    Oops! The second is
    & # 4 1 ;
    without the spaces.

    #321370

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Pana,
    It’s not in appearance anymore.

    #321373

    @tess: Oops again! (And it never WAS in appearance…)

    #321375

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Should have been.

    #321376

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    ;-)

    #321400

    Thanks everyone! I’m going with ltess’s suggestion. I’d rather not have the smilies – especially in Chaotic Soul, they end up looking like neon lights…LOL. But most importantly, I’m so code-empaired that you are talking Greek to me pana :-) I think I sort of understand and if I ever get to the point where I’m over this huge learning curve, I’ll come back and try it.

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