Buddypress messages - specifically the preview page - does not interpret HTML entities correctly. Instead, they display as literal strings.

Does anybody know how to get Buddypress to recognize and interpret HTML entities correctly?

Thank you in advance.

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This should help: bp_get_message_content() retrieves the message content.

// Retrieve the message content
$message_content = bp_get_message_content();

// Decode HTML entities
$message_content = html_entity_decode( $message_content );

// Output the message content
echo $message_content;

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