I'm using Channel Form (formerly Safecracker) to generate a new entry using inline error handling.

The issue I'm having is if there is a reserved (HTML) character in any of the fields - eg ' - these are returned as html characters/entities - eg '

For example:


Is there any way to suppress this conversion during the form submission process?


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    – Mutual
    Feb 27, 2014 at 13:05

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Set the fields to type = none in the CP. I think by default they're XHTML.

  • Are they stored in the DB as HTML entities? If so I would probably use a plugin to strip it out.
    – Tom Jaeger
    Jan 28, 2014 at 15:25

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