Insert Special Characters

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A Special Character inserter for the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg).

Author:10up (profile at
WordPress version required:5.2
WordPress version tested:5.8
Plugin version:1.0.3
Added to WordPress repository:30-08-2019
Last updated:18-08-2021
Rating, %:96
Rated by:6
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Total downloads:13 616
Active installs:2 000+
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Ever wanted to add a special character while working within the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg) and suddenly find yourself longing for the days of the Classic Editor and the Special Character inserter? Well long no more, the Insert Special Characters plugin is here to ease your publishing woes!

Note: you can display the popover via the ctrl/cmd + o keyboard shortcut.

Development takes place in the GitHub repository.

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