You Can Add Special Characters In WordPress Post Easily

You can add special characters in WordPress post easily. Have you ever thought that how many famous websites, companies have their trademark™, copyright© and many other symbols?

As you all aware that WordPress has given amazing features to use and you can also add these special characters into your WordPress post just by using special characters button from the visual editor.

How to add special character in WordPress post using visual editor?

While writing your blog post you may use visual editor shown above the post many times to adjust the font size, make few words italic, bold and much more.

You may see one row in the starting. If you want to see other buttons then click to ‘kitchen sink’. In the second row of the visual editor, you will see a special character button using which you can add special character in WordPress post.

how to add special characters in WordPress

Many beginners ask as how to add special characters in WordPress? Here is the answer to this simple question. After clicking to the special character button you will see many characters including copyright, trademark and more.

add special characters in wordpress post

You just need to click on any symbol you want to use in your blog post. In the screenshots, you can see that many symbols are there to use. You can check your symbols in your visual editor. WordPress has shown its variation in its service and given an example with this special character button.

How to add special characters in WordPress using HTML codes?

Suppose you want to use the text editor instead of the visual editor then you have to write some codes for including any special character in it. You should know that there is no special character button in the text editor. You have to use some HTML codes to add something to your blog post. It’s somehow a techie thing to do because most of the bloggers are not aware of such type of codes.

Let me tell you some codes to use for some special characters.

For & = &

For ™ = ™

For © = ©

For € = €

For ® = ®

For £ = £

For ½ = ½

For ¶ = ¶

For µ = µ

For ¿ = ¿

There are many other special characters which can be added by you using HTML codes in your text editor.

Now it’s up to you

The choice is yours whether you want to use visual editor or text editor to add special characters in WordPress post. You will face many situations in which you will in need to use these symbols in your blog post for which you have to use special character button. I have explained it as simple it can be but still, if have any problem then I am here to help you.:)

by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and the LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, design issues and what not.

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  1. Hi Ravi,

    Interesting indeed 🙂

    Yes, I’ve seen some bloggers use the special characters, though never really gone much into it as I don’t use it all that much, except when the need is there. I agree that the WordPress editor is great there as it has this option and you can do a lot there. I usually stay away from codes, but sometimes you do need them, though I usually work in the text than the visual.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena,

      In my previous days I tried to know about the codes for these special characters and learnt few of them.
      WordPress has given both the options. Bloggers can use visual editor and text editor too.

      Thanks a lot for your comment and share.:)

      You too enjoy your week.:)


  2. Hey Ravi thanks for this tutorial 🙂

    I wasn’t aware of these special character codes.

    I will check them out.

    1. Hi Shabnam,

      There are many common things we don’t use but thy exist.;)

      I was also not aware until I searched for them after seeing many websites using it for their copyright and many more.

      Thanks for coming here and taking time to read this post.

      Enjoy your week.:)


    1. Hi Victor,

      There are some characters which may be needed to place in your blog post so so should well aware about such codes.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Have a great week ahead.:)


  3. Hello Ravi,

    Firstly, I would like to congratulate you for be the part of Top Bloggers Of The Week at unveiltheweb.

    And for this article, what can I say? You have covered all the possible points.

    Every Blogger should have knowledge about Special Character Codes. Because, these codes helps to make more attractive your entire blog posts.

    Thanks for showing us the way to use this special character codes in WordPress.

    Best of luck…..


    1. Hi Swapnadip,

      Thanks a lot for the gratitude.:)

      You know it was such a surprising moment for me when I saw my name in the list. Glad that I would able to achieve it.

      Anyways use of special characters in WordPress posts is not on regular basis but still there are few characters which are needed particularly.

      Good to see you and thanks for your comment.

      Enjoy your rest of the week.:)


  4. Hi Ravi,

    Congrats for the including in th elist of top bloggers of the week.

    Nice post. I never used this special characters button. Thanks for showing us.

    I will try out it some time when adding new posts.

    Have a great day!

    1. Hi Nisha,

      Thanks a lot for wishing.:)

      You know these special characters are not used on the regular basis.
      You will find few posts in which you will in need to include them.

      Using the special characters button may be provide you the character you want.

      Thanks a lot for your visit and taking time to comment.

      You too have fun this week.


  5. Hi Ravi

    Have seen this icon in post editor several times but never knew it has that much utility. 🙂
    While writing a post many bloggers just want to put images, quotes, videos and don’t pay much attention to enhance the impact of a phrase or sentence for which special characters can do a great job.

    I am much impressed to see every time you bring quite a unique idea but not very bombastic or hard to implement.

    A very simple point you bring to the fore which people may have seen several but never thought in a way as you explain it.

    I once read somewhere this is not expertise to narrate the big ideas in a hi-fi language but the real expertise is to make the difficult things easier for your audience to easily act upon them.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this very useful post.

    1. Hi Muba,

      There are many special characters you can use in your blog posts.
      You know most of bloggers just keep writing their words and don’t try to add some extra stuff in their post. They just add images and more but they haven’t noticed that adding some cool characters can make their post look better.

      You said it right. Explaining anything in a difficult language is not people want. You are here to write what your readers can understand, so it’s better to provide them easy language with no complications.

      Thanks for taking time and commenting.

      Enjoy your day.:)


  6. Hi Ravi, Very cool. I’m a big fan of special characters. I also have a special character keyboard on my laptop I use for other characters.

    I use the Special Characters feature in WordPress frequently, mostly the arrow but sometimes other symbols as well. Thanks for giving us the codes for html, very handy!

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      You have special character keyboard but most of people don’t have it so they need to know that WordPress has given this feature for them.

      Many bloggers don’t even try to know more about WordPress and get unaware from these features.

      Thanks a lot for stopping by.

      Enjoy your week ahead.:)


  7. Hi Ravi,
    Once again you shared very useful tutorial which is about special characters in WordPress. Before reading this article I wasn’t aware of these special characters codes. Now i will definitely use these codes to enhance the posts of my blog.
    Thanks for sharing such a nice piece of informative post.

    1. Hi Mairaj,

      Glad to see you again at my blog.:)

      You know most of people don’t checkout WordPress more.
      I was also like that but you know we all need to know more and more and I came to know about such special characters which can be used and included just by using one button.

      Adding by codes is a great way but you know most of people avoid engaging with codes.

      Thanks for dropping your input.

      Have a wonderful week.:)


  8. Hi Ravi,

    What an interesting blog post. I was very interested in your title – so thought I would check it out. 🙂

    Ah, okay – in the editor there is a character button, but I have TinyMCE Advanced, and this was not shown as it was on the disabled list, so I have enabled it again.

    When I was learning how to do my Tweetbles, sentences and phrases to be able to tweet on Twitter, I had to code these, and learned a few of the codes, like for a space, it’s   and also %20 – which helped me getting my Tweetables ready for publishing the post.

    I’ll remember this great help, Ravi – and will be sharing with my friends. Thank you.

    Have a good evening.
    – Carol 🙂

    1. Hi Carol,

      I always feel goo to get your comment at my blog posts.:)

      You have installed the plugin but WordPress has the special character button which provides some great characters to use in your blog post.

      For every new thing you will need to learn some codes. HTML is a basic language and easy to learn if you put some effort. The only thing you need to do is remembering the codes. They are appropriate in their work.

      Thanks for taking time to say your kind words.

      Have a nice week ahead.:)


  9. Hello Ravi,

    Let me be honest here, throughout my wordpress life, I haven’t in anyway clicked on that special button button before and I guess that is going to change from today.

    I am a bit skeptical about codes as well. Thanks a lot for this insight and I can bet your week was great.

    1. Hi Emmanuel,

      It’s not only you who haven’t clicked at this special character button. There are many bloggers who just write their post and don’t try to know more about WordPress.

      There are many hidden features of WordPress which can amaze you.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Yeah, of course I had my week great. I hope you too had a nice week.:)


  10. Hi Ravi,
    This is really great feature of WordPress.
    A lots of changing occur day by day. WordPress is really easy to use and have lots of feature like custom character. We can Use any symbol just on one click.
    There is no need to add code for any symbol.
    Great information for Blogger.
    Any way thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

    1. Hi Areesha,

      WordPress is a great CMS and it has it’s own specifications.
      There are millions of websites set up with WordPress. Adding the special character is the way to embrace any blog post.

      With the help of special character button bloggers, writers and many more can enjoy it’s feature.
      You know codes are the alternatives for the button. People can use them when you don’t have any knowledge about the button.

      Thanks for the comment.:)

      Have a nice week ahead.:)


  11. Hi Ravi,

    Good writing. You have mentioned all major special characters here. Brilliant work. But I want to add | to the posts. Is there any code for that ?

    Thanks in advance,

    Have a good day !

    1. Hi Manoj,

      These special characters can be used effectively in your blog post.

      You can add “|” from your keyboard as you have done it in this comment why don’t you need any code to implement it?
      But still you want to use then you can do it as follow:-
      1). Hold your “alt” button.
      2). Press 1,2,4.
      3). Release the “alt” button.

      Now you can see that your vertical bar has been added to your post.

      Hope you can understand what I want to say.

      Enjoy your stay.:)


  12. Hi Ravi,
    This button was right in front of me all the time yet i never cared to take a look at it. This is because I never use much of special characters in my blog posts. But now that I now this, I would be making use of them more often.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Vineet Saxena

    1. Hi Vineet,

      WordPress has many amazing features which are not clear to bloggers.
      Like you said that the button was always here in front of us but we didn’t notice.

      Adding special character in your blog post is not a need but there are many things which you need to do to embrace your existing content.

      Glad to see you around.:)

      Enjoy your stay.


  13. Wow! Nice post Ravi I thought we need plugin for using these characters but thats too easy now 🙂 WordPress has resulted really amazing for me…When I was on blogger I thought its difficult to work on WordPress now when I came to WordPress I find it much easier than blogger because working on wp is really easy.Especially making menus,customizing themes & widgets on wordpress is easy You dont have to mess up with HTML & CSS on wp.Your posts are really helpful as I am new to wordpress.And one more thing I request you to make a blog post on emoticons too.

    1. Hi Haroon,

      WordPress is very flexible and provides you many features which can help you to broaden your working space.
      Adding the special characters are easy as WordPress has provided a button for it’s readers.

      If you don’t find any character then you can add it using some codes.
      You can add plugin for emoticons but still I will try to provide you the perfect post related to emoticons soon.;)

      Hope you are enjoying your stay.

      Have a rocking week ahead.:)


  14. Hii Ravi,

    You shared really a very useful information for all those bloggers who still don’t aware with this tricks to Add Special Characters In WordPress Post. All the points are very clear and screenshot added in this article made it more interesting.

    Thanks for sharing Brother 🙂

    1. Hi Amit,

      Welcome to my blog.:)
      WordPress has many in-built features and adding these special character is an easy task.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment.

      Have a nice day.


  15. Awesome tuts here Ravi… Guess am adding some new characters to my next blog post coming up soonest.

    BTW! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Was able to reach here via your comment.. That’s where i saw your URL.

    You have a nice blog 🙂

    1. Hey Bashaybell,

      First of all I would like to welcome you at my blog.:)

      Adding such type of special character increases your post value.

      Thanks for your visit.:)
      Hope to see you again.


  16. Hi Ravi!
    You shared a great information for those who do not know about special character in WordPress.
    It is a simple and interesting matter to add special characters.
    You said, Adding such type of special character increases your post value. I agree with you. I also use special character in my post.
    any way thanks for sharing great information.

    1. Hi Jamshaid,

      First of all I would like to welcome you at my blog.

      Its very easy to add these special characters in your blog post just by using the special character button.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Have a great day.:)


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