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What is Texturize?

Texturize is a text filter that modifies posted text or comments to present a more readable and visually attractive output.

While it creates aesthetically pleasant text, it might create difficulties when posting, for instance, code examples in a programming language. In such situations modification of the text is not desirable because it might create syntactically incorrect code.

Texturize is enabled by default.


A few examples (please add more if you know of them):

"quoted text" becomes “quoted text”
'quoted text' becomes ’quoted text’
          --- becomes —
           -- becomes –
          ... becomes …
          (c) becomes ©
          (r) becomes ®
         (tm) becomes ™
           '' becomes ”
           `` becomes “
  president's becomes president’s
  presidents' becomes presidents’
          12' becomes 12′
          12" becomes 12″
          2x4 becomes 2×4

How to work around

Eventually, this will hopefully be an easily accessible option on a per post/comment basis.

Alex King's Unformatted Plugin

Alex King's wp-unformatted plugin "...allows you to add custom fields to a post to disable auto-formatting and/or auto-smart-quote conversion." Untested, but appears to be an applicable solution.



remove_filter() in myhacks.php

Reference:WordPress Wiki - Plugin/API

Example code:

remove_filter('comment_text', 'wptexturize');
remove_filter('the_excerpt', 'wptexturize');
remove_filter('the_content', 'wptexturize');


Other engines? Textile, etc.


texturize web interface.

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