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I have a WordPress and everything seems perfectly fine but I have this page that has title 77% and it shows error 404 page. How can I fix this? I am kind of sure it is because of the % in the 77%. The permalink uses the 77 but for some reason wordpress still doesn't like that % in the title. What can I do to fix this while keeping the % there?

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your problem is not the '%', could you show us the code you are using? –  andresmijares25 Nov 15 '11 at 16:50
    
what do you mean the code i am using? i said i am using wordpress so i don't get what code you want –  grant tailor Nov 15 '11 at 16:56
    
My bad, normally we discuss coding issues in here, so that was my first guess, not from the back-end point of view –  andresmijares25 Nov 15 '11 at 17:13
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There is nothing you can do, the % symbol is not a neutral character and whatever 2 characters immediatly follow it are used to represent a character. This is called percent encoding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percent-encoding

For example, to encode a % you would use %25.

Thus the answer is:

No, it is not possible to fix this while keeping the % there, because URLs are percent encoded.

Should by some stroke of luck you manage to get it working, I would recommend still avoiding it due to the misuse of the % symbol

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so take the % symbol off? You are really sure no way around this at all? –  grant tailor Nov 15 '11 at 17:10
    
also remember i told you that the permalink itself is using 77 just the title uses 77%...so with that permalink..why won't it still work? And is it because of that % that i get the error 404 page? –  grant tailor Nov 15 '11 at 17:11
    
basically, take the '%' of the link, you can keep it in the title itself but remove it from the link structure... –  andresmijares25 Nov 15 '11 at 17:12
    
so is there or is there not a % character in the URL? –  Tom J Nowell Nov 15 '11 at 17:12
    
can you provide me with an example URL? –  Tom J Nowell Nov 15 '11 at 17:13
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