Ever wondered how those companies adding that © or ® icon in their websites. (Even me added that. lol…). These are the special characters which can be inserted into the text areas like any other characters on the keyboard. WordPress itself is a great tool for creating amazing content with ease. So, once you needed the help of the special characters in WordPress posts and wanted to know how to add special characters in WordPress posts, read further.
Adding Special character using WordPress Visual Editor
WordPress has a built-in visual editor which allows the users to create amazing web pages without coding. The Visual editor also comprises of a button which allows you to add special characters in any place in your posts. This is what I am talking about
This button brings a window like this.
It includes almost all special characters which also consist of the one you wanted to add. Simply select the one which you want to add to any place of your posts and it will add it to the selected place as a character. This is the simplest way to add special characters to the WordPress posts using the visual editor.
Adding Special Characters Using Unicode HTML Entities
The WordPress editor also has another section next to the visual editor namely text editor where you can edit the HTML code of your web page. Each character has an HTML entity number assigned to it. So, you can add any of the characters using their HTML entities. The HTML entities are very similar to the real names of those characters, thus making it very easy to remember. Some examples of the HTML entities are given below:
- © = ©
- ™ = ™
- ® = ®
- € = €
To find out the full list of the HTML entities check out this character entity reference chart byW3.org website. You can use any one of the hundreds of codes in your text editor to add it to your web pages.