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There's something that's driving me a little crazy.
« on: April 14, 2012, 09:14:31 AM »
Is there any way to allow for "special characters" in the HAFshop titles?  The old shop used to, but this one doesn't allow for anything besides letters & numbers.  So if I edit an older item, I actually have to change the title or it won't save.

And for instance, last night I listed our "Orange You Glad I'm Your Honey" Lip Balm... and it wouldn't let me have the apostrophe, so for purposes of the shop I had to make it "I Am," which is just kind of unwieldy.  I also had to change my 9" candles to 9 inch candles, etc.

Can we tell web guy to allow characters besides letters & numbers?  I really kinda want my apostrophes, quotation marks, and I'll be greedy too - I want hyphens!

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Re: There's something that's driving me a little crazy.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 09:39:02 AM »
I've been wondering about that as well, Larissa! I keep forgetting that you can't use anything other than letters/numbers in the title and try to use periods and colons only to go "oh bugger, forgot I can't use those."


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Re: There's something that's driving me a little crazy.
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 10:30:01 AM »
You want your titles to have correct grammar?   :-\  Boy, you people sure ask for a lot don't you?  Well, OK...I'll put it on the list if you really are so greedy as to want silly little apostrophes.

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Re: There's something that's driving me a little crazy.
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 10:51:49 AM »
Very greedy..  I want apostrophes, commas and ampersands.... my demands will never end. >:)
You want your titles to have correct grammar?   :-\  Boy, you people sure ask for a lot don't you?  Well, OK...I'll put it on the list if you really are so greedy as to want silly little apostrophes.

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Re: There's something that's driving me a little crazy.
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 11:18:50 AM »
We are a bunch of PITAs, aren't we?  See what I started?

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Re: There's something that's driving me a little crazy.
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012, 12:23:26 PM »
We are a bunch of PITAs, aren't we?  See what I started?

 ;D I'm right there with you! Need those things really, really bad!

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Re: There's something that's driving me a little crazy.
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 05:58:35 PM »
The reason that you can't use any other characters is because it makes the url invalid. The title of the product becomes the url, which is good for SEO.
other wise the title would just be the item number and have no SEO value. I'm not sure that we can configure it so that it automatically drops special characters or not, but we can look into it.

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Re: There's something that's driving me a little crazy.
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2012, 06:22:29 PM »
Makes sense.  If it could be done, that'd be nifty.