Node title includes ' (apostrophe) and it appears normal while viewing the node. But in page source it appears as '.

And for the same reason when I want to share this node on Twitter with some custom code put into node.tpl.php (<?php print urlencode($title) ?>) it also shows the ' as &#039;.

How to solve this problem?

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    I think you want to say "appears" (or "is shown as") instead of "seems", no? Aug 11, 2016 at 11:24

2 Answers 2


Your issue seems similar to what's written in issues such as this or this.

The solution appears to be to use decode_entities, e.g. something like this:

$node->title = decode_entities($node->title);
  • Thanks for the answer. I'm printing the titles with <?php print $title; ?> on node.tpl.php. I tried print decode_entities($title); but this didn't work. Where should I use this?
    – herci
    Aug 11, 2016 at 11:32
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    Bizarre (strange)! I thought your issue looked similar to what I wrote in this answer. So give me some more time to further think about this. While waiting, a (maybe silly) extra thought: could it be a cache issue why it didn't work "yet"? Aug 11, 2016 at 12:07
  • Immm, sorry it works now :) I misused the code. Thanks.
    – herci
    Aug 11, 2016 at 12:30
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    Aha, so I was right about my "bizarre" (strange) ALSO ... thank you for confirming ... and the "accept" of course! Next question?!?!?! Aug 11, 2016 at 12:34

I had the same issue. I was using a Token to capture my field and send it to Twitter. I solved it by changing which Token format I was using.

For example:



Instead of


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