This returns given text with transformations of quotes to smart quotes, apostrophes, dashes, ellipses, the trademark symbol, and the multiplication symbol.
Text enclosed in the tags <pre>, <code>, <kbd>, <style>, <script>, and <tt> will be skipped. This list of tags can be changed with the 'no_texturize_tags' filter.
Text in the '[code]' shortcode will also be ignored. The list of shortcodes can be changed with the 'no_texturize_shortcodes' filter.
The entire function can be turned off with the 'run_wptexturize' filter.
Do not use this function before the 'init' action hook. All of the settings must be initialized before the first call to wptexturize or it will fail on every subsequent use.
<?php wptexturize( $text ); ?>
Opening and closing quotes can be customized in a WordPress translation file. Here are some of the text transformations:
|source text||transformed text||symbol name|
|" -- "||"—"||em-dash|
|" - "||"–"||en-dash|
|" (tm)"||" ™"||trademark symbol|
|1234"||1234″||double prime symbol|
|'99||’99||apostrophe before abbreviated year|
|Webster's||Webster’s||apostrophe in a word|
There is a small "cockney" list of transformations, as well. They can be replaced if the variable $wp_cockneyreplace is defined and contains an associative array with the keys containing the source strings and the values containing the transformed strings. By default the following strings will be transformed:
In 4.0: wptexturize() and _wptexturize_pushpop_element() were significantly revised to improve performance and to resolve many bugs. This version also added the run_wptexturize filter to allow a theme or plugin to permanently disable this feature.
wptexturize() is located in