There are times when you need to use special characters in your WordPress posts and pages.
Special characters such as the copyright symbol ©, the pound sign £ or the trademark symbol ™ .
If this is the case, and your keyboard doesn’t support the character you want to use, you can enter them directly from the editor.
Here’s how to do it…
First of all, make sure you are editing your post using the Visual Editor:
Now make sure you can see the Kitchen Sink version of the formatting buttons. If you don’t see two rows of icons, as shown in this picture, look for the icon the blue arrow is pointing to, and click it. The second row should appear.
I’m not sure why WordPress hides the second row of icons, as it contains really useful tools.
Next, place your cursor in the text editing box where you want the custom character to appear. Click on the icon outlined in red in the following image:
You should then a lightbox window showing all the special characters:
All you have to do now is move the cursor to where you want to locate the special character, and click on the one you want to use.
If everything goes according to plan you should now see the symbol in your post.
That’s it. Dead simple.