JetPack 2.0 Publicize – Facebook special characters problem quick fix

New WordPress Jetpack 2.0 plugin update comes with great Publicize module, that all of users love. But there is a problem with publicize posts in Facebook, special characters from various languages are not shown right. Instead that characters the html code is shown in their place.

There is quick fix for this problem, you should go to your dashboard, than plugins and editor.

Chose Jetpack by and click sellect, than on right find jetpack/modules/publicize.php and than in the file find this line:

$string = mb_convert_encoding( $string, ‘HTML-ENTITIES’, ‘UTF-8’ );

and add // before this line, it should look like this:

//$string = mb_convert_encoding( $string, ‘HTML-ENTITIES’, ‘UTF-8’ );

Click on Update file and that is, your issue with publicize Facebook posts and special characters is solved.

Please comment if you have any issue with this fix.


  1. tkroot · November 13, 2012

    thank you !

  2. Marcos Vinicius · November 13, 2012

    For me it didn’t work I did what you said but I’m still with the same problem, in this link [] you find an image of what is happening with special characters of portuguese language.

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