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I was on the latest v3.0.x series and had no issues. Once I upgraded to WP v3.1, I am having a strange issue with character encoding in permalinks.

If my title was "I have $50 today" in WP 3.0.x, the month/date permalink would be


However, here's what is happening in WP 3.1


I tried replicating the problem on a clean install of WordPress and was able to replicate the same issue. Can anyone confirm whether this is a bug or expected?

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In my installation of 3.1, the permalink ends up as example.com/2010/05/i-have-50-today/, so you must be doing something different. – t31os Feb 25 '11 at 12:54
Hmm, happened on two different installations too. I have W3TC running, but I don't knower of that is the cause. Omge was a fresh install too. – Sahas Katta Feb 25 '11 at 15:35
Are you sure it was a regular dollar-sign character? Did you type it in normally, or did you cut-and-paste it from someplace else? – Dougal Campbell Feb 25 '11 at 17:07
Hey Doug, it looks like it was the '-' symbol causing the issue. Here's the article in question: skattertech.com/2011/02/… Is there a way to change the permalink after publishing? The edit slug button doesn't let me change it. It goes back to how it is now even once I save. – Sahas Katta Feb 25 '11 at 19:37
@Sahas If this issue is resolved, could you either close the question or post your solution as an answer and mark it as accepted so that this doesn't sit in the 'Unanswered' category? – John P Bloch Apr 12 '11 at 19:35
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I solved the problem. The permalink slug under the title of a new post would not let me tweak the slug for some reason. I was able to get rid of the unwanted '-' in the permalink by heading to the posts list and clicking quick edit to edit the slug over there.

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