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Smart Quote Fixer

Automatically remove smart quotes from post content and titles, before it gets to the database.

All of the other plugins that I have found only replace the smart quotes after the content has been saved to the database.

This plugin will actually replace the smart quotes before it gets saved to the database.

What does that mean? It means that you will now be able to perform better searches for content without having to worry about those annoying smart quotes.

Not only does this plugin fix smart quotes, it also replaces the (tm) (c) and (r) symbols into proper HTML entities.

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Author Stephen Yager
Contributors SaltedStone
Tags content_save_pre, curly, curly quotes, quotes, smart quote fix, smart quotes, title_save_pre, typographer, typographer quotes, typographers quotes

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload 'smart-quote-fixer.php' to the '/wp-content/plugins/' directory
  2. Activate Smart Quote Fixer through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. That's it. It will now automatically remove smart quotes from post content and titles.


  • First Revision of the plugin

Is there a settings page?

Not currently.

Does this plugin work retroactively?

Version 1.0 currently does not work retroactively to clean your database. It will only clean items moving forward. This is a planned feature for future releases.

Does this plugin work on custom fields?

Unfortunately no, but I have plans to make it work with custom fields and Advanced Custom Fields in the upcoming future.

Version 1.0

Requires WordPress version: 1.5 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 20 Jan 2017

Date Added: 10 Oct 2013

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