I'm setting up a way to feed the title of a WP post as the title argument for a reddit button. It works fine unless there is an encoded character in the string:
apostrophe’s break things.
...Which results in reddit double encoding the ampersand:
apostrophe&#8217;s break things.
I've tried the functions the_title_attribute(), the_title(), html_entity_decode(), and htmlspecialchars_decode() all to no avail - certain encodings remain.
Anyone know a way around this? Like a way to get the raw unencoded title from the database?