Posting in the Magento forums has been disabled pending the implementation of a new and improved forum solution which should better serve the community.

For new questions please post at, the community-run support site for the Magento community. We will be providing updates on the new forum solution soon. For questions or concerns please email

Magento Forum

Attributes on product view yield ‘& quot; & amp;’ instead of ‘“ &’
Total Posts:  46
Joined:  2009-12-02

I just upgraded my magento from to using these steps:

1. export the old database (Magento Admin -> System - Tools - Backups) and save it to a local folder;

2. in phpMyAdmin, create a new database (and a new user and password if needed) 

3. in phpMyAdmin, import the sql file saved in step 1; 

4. in phpMyAdmin, click on the newely created database, go to core_config_data table and delete all data from it; 

5. install Magento in a new location, following instructions from their guide, but using the database (and user, password) created at step 2; 

6. from the old magento installation, copy the Media folder to the new installation folder; 

7. go to Magento Admin -> System - Index Management and reidex everything.

Everything went smoothly and everything seems to be working fine except for my attributes on my product view. 
I have attached photos of my attribute settings.

1 value for my attribute is:

1/8" TRS Male

On my layered navigation I have attributes showing perfect “ and & with no problem.  It is only on the product view page in the Additional Information area where you will find the value above looking like so:

1/8&quotTRS Male

Is there anyone else who has had this problem? if so what can I do?  Thank you.

EDIT: I have also noticed thus far that this is only occurring when it is a drop down attribute.  All other styles of input work fine and show the proper characters on the frontend.

Image Attachments
Screen shot 2010-05-20 at 11.05.33 AM.pngScreen shot 2010-05-20 at 11.05.58 AM.pngScreen shot 2010-05-20 at 11.14.42 AM.pngScreen shot 2010-05-20 at 11.15.17 AM.png
Magento Community Magento Community
Magento Community
Magento Community
Magento Community
Magento Community
Back to top