[Support request] adding # hashtag issue

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    I’m on a Mac – Catalina Version 10.15.7 and cannot add a hashtag # sign to Generate Press – no issues adding hashtag # sign with any other programme.

    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    the HTML Anchor field is a core WordPress field, you will find it for ( almost ) every Block you add to a page.

    Whatever value you add in that field will get output to the ID attribute of the blocks HTML.

    <div id="my-html-anchor-field-value" class="gb-container ....">

    And the ID attribute CANNOT contain a # – its invalid HTML.
    There are a few reasons for this, but the main on is because the # is used as an general identifier when you for example:

    a) reference the ID in a href attribute eg.

    <a href="#my-html-anchor-field-value">My anchor link</a>

    b) use it it in a CSS selector hook eg.

    #my-html-anchor-field-value {
        color: #f00;

    c) or in any querySelector in Javascript for example.

    So don’t add the # to that field.
    You add the # when you want to reference the HTML element with that ID.


    thanks, sorry, completely forgot how to add internal anchor text links !

    Customer Support

    You’re welcome

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