The WordPress content management system has a lousy automatic formatting feature that replaces a single quote for curly quotes or 2 dashes by a single larger dash character.

This tutorial will show you how to solve this problem by disabling the WordPress automatic formatting feature.

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Tutorial - WordPress Curly Quotes

On the WordPress dashboard, you need to access the  Appearance menu and select the Editor option.

Wordpress Apperance editor

Click on the functions.php option located on the top right part of the screen.

Wordpress Functions

The functions.php file will be opened on the web editor.

Add the following line at the top of the screen.

add_filter( 'run_wptexturize', '__return_false' );

Here is an example of how it should look.

run_wptexturize wordpress

Click on the Update file button and the WordPress automatic formatting feature will be disabled.

The curly quotes problem is now solved.