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WP Unformatted


The WP Unformatted plugin allows you to remove WordPress’s smart quotes (texturize) and auto XHTML tags (autop) functionality on a per-post basis.


Disable Adding XHTML Tags

To disable auto-formatting on a post, add a custom field ‘sponge’ with a value of ‘1’ to the post.

Disable Smart Quotes

To disable auto-smart-quotes on a post, add a custom field ‘sandpaper’ with a value of ‘1’ to the post.

Known Issues



  1. Download the plugin archive and expand it (you’ve likely already done this).
  2. Put the ‘wp-unformatted.php’ file into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Go to the Plugins page in your WordPress Administration area and click ‘Activate’ for WP Unformatted.


Anything else?

That about does it – enjoy!

–Alex King


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