WordPress – How to get the blog description in HTML format

October 11, 2012

Sometimes you may need to add a line break or a HTML tag to the blog description in WordPress to get it to do something other than just the plain tagline.

Using the get_bloginfo(‘description’); function will pull that out, but it turns any HTML tags into HTML entities. A quick fix for that problem is to run it through a PHP function as well when you call it and the HTML tags will be used.

Here is how to do that:

<?php echo html_entity_decode(get_bloginfo('description')); ?>