Slug (permalink) looks weird

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  • #938492

    ismailimail
    Member

    I have sent this to staff directly but wondering if anyone here may have seen this already and would know.

    I am wondering why does the slug URL on this post has those weird characters.

    http://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/the-%e2%80%aaismaili%e2%80%ac-community-float-wins-best-overall-at-calgary-stampede/

    When I check the permalink box, I don’t see anything unusual, so I am surprised to see the way this post has turned out. I wonder if this is a bug with the theme or something else I am overlooking?

    The blog I need help with is ismailimail.wordpress.com.

    #938605

    Do you mean the percentage symbol? As far as I know it’s escape code for a dash.

    #938615

    ismailimail
    Member

    All this …

    %e2%80%aa

    is unnecessary.

    #938621

    Try looking at this from W3Schools:

    http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp

    If that doesn’t help, come back and maybe someone else can help you.

    #938624

    I’ll modlook this so that staff can take a look. I suspect it’s just a bit of buggy coding that they can do something about. Hang on there.

    #938632

    A few days ago when I was “previewing” a post, the URL of the post including the “+preview=true” and all that, was added to the post name, and there was gibberish in the slug. I noticed it and deleted it, it hasn’t happened since, and I figured it was one of those blips that can happen.

    I wonder if something similar happened with your post?

    #938647

    macmanx
    Staff

    That’s a bit normal, there must have been some invalid characters in the post title.

    %e2 = â

    %80 = €

    %ac = ¬

    You can edit the slug by editing the post. The slug is below the Title field.

    #938658

    ismailimail
    Member

    That is what I thought as well and I am aware of changing the slug below the title field, but to show you how it looks right now, here’s the screen shot.

    http://ismailimail.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/slug-error.jpg

    As you can see, there are no invalid characters in the field. So I wonder what is causing this problem.

    #938661

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, that was odd. I was able to fix it by just retyping the bad portion. I’m not sure why it was broken, but please let us know if it ever happens again!

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