Within the past few days WordPress has changed its code so it now publishes all single quotation marks as double quotation marks - with two exceptions: (1) if my opening single quotation mark is immediately preceded by a non-space character, it is published as a single quotation mark, and (2) if my closing single quotation mark is immediately followed by a non-space character, it is published as a single quotation mark.
I always use double quotation marks when I cite someone's words, and I use single quotation marks when I want to emphasize a specific word or words in my own text flow. This precious distinction is now gone, and everything gets double quotes, with one really weird-looking exception. If a single quotation string of words is followed by a comma or a period it is published with an opening double quotation mark and ends with a single quotation mark.
I have just written my very latest blog post, numbered 1.451, solely with examples for you to see what happens in the various situations mentioned here above.
I dare suggest that this is a newly invented bug, not a change of policy. Would you kindly look at what WordPress did about this during the past few days? I would like WordPress to return to publishing the quotation marks of the same type as I write, if that is doable.
Forgive me for being what you might regard as a stinking pest about this, but this feels to me as if a real plague has suddenly hit me.
The blog I need help with is gymbrat.wordpress.com.