Stripping unicode characters out of slug


I am trying to strip the following characters out of slugs: ṁ, ṭ, ḍ, ṇ, ṅ, ñ, ḷ, ṃ.

I found this code here (note: I have removed public in order to get it to work)

add_action('wp_insert_post_data', __NAMESPACE__ . 'processPermalink');
 * Processes the permalink so we can remove any characters that may cause a problem when communicating
 * with the API.
 * @param  array $data The array of information about the post.
 * @return array $data The data without the malformed information in the post name for the URL.
function processPermalink($data)
    if (!in_array($data['post_status'], array('draft', 'pending', 'auto-draft'))) {
        $data['post_name'] =
    return $data;

I have tried replacing the preg_replace in these three ways, but none of them work (the original code does what it shoudl):


None of them successfully strip out the characters.

Any ideas? Thanks!

HopefullCoder 3 months 2022-05-25T22:38:02-05:00 0 Answers 0 views 0

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