Im trying to make a Twitter button on each article of my blog. This is the code I use on single.php

<a href="http://twitter.com/home?status=<?php echo urlencode(get_the_title()); ?>">
Tweet this!

The problem is that I have a blog post with this title:

Give format to “bodytext”

and when I tweet it, the quotes appear as

Give format to &#8220;bodytext&#8221;

What should I do?


The problem is that get_the_title() will pass the title through a filter that texturizes the quotes. So a regular " becomes a curly quote (“) and urlencode() will break it.

So instead, write your own title function and use that:

function my_get_the_title() {
    global $post;

    return $post->post_title;

This should bypass any unwanted filters and let you work with regular quotes.

  • That doesnt work. Is there a typo in the code? I added it in functions.php – Enrique Moreno Tent May 15 '12 at 23:42
  • Ok, found. Its not post->title. Its post->post_title. Thanks! – Enrique Moreno Tent May 16 '12 at 1:06

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