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Is there a bug in the Visual Editor?

  1. I noticed this morning while editing a long post that " " is added to every paragraph of the post which resulted to extremely large gaps between my images. To fix this, I've had to manually delete each and every single instance of this entry. Is this happening to others too?

    The blog I need help with is shimworld.wordpress.com.

  2. Grrr   is what gets inserted each time I edit a post. Very irritating

  3. thesacredpath
    Staff

    It's been showing up in some titles, and I've seen it when viewing source when helping people with formatting or CSS questions on blogs here.

    Not sure what is going on with it.

  4. thesacredpath
    Staff

    If you have an example, send it in to staff so that they can have a look.

  5. It's happening to me too. The visual editor shows everything is fine, a preview looks correct, but when I try to save the draft, line breaks are created around inserted pictures, throwing off the layout of my post. the   keeps showing up in the html editor, but not in the visual... and it's driving me crazy too. Even when I try to go to a previous revision, the preview shows inserted extra html as well if I try to schedule or save a post.

  6. thesacredpath
    Staff

    This thread has been tagged for staff attention and hopefully they will reply to it.

  7. thesacredpath
    Staff

    I have a sneaky suspicion they might have updated the TinyMCE editor used here. It's only speculation on my part, but these issues have just cropped up in the last week or so.

  8. Support is now aware of this problem and I've repeated the occurrence for them to troubleshoot through my latest post. It's a very long one and a lot of spam codes to remove one by one. :(

    http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/the-langkawi-charm/

  9. Same here.   being inserted between paras & images each time I edit and update.

  10. I've been having several issues for the past 48 hours. I've just updated a post and all the text ended up in the caption box of an image! It just seems to be generally doing erratic things when I'm trying to post or edit today!

  11.  

    Can confirm that this is also my issue, have to go into HTML and manually delete every time I edit a post, quite annoying when you are doing score updates every fifteen minutes!!!

  12. Really strangely I typed the offending letters into the last post and it didn't appear, I notice the same thing happened on andyf61's post above.

    Will WP be aware of this?

  13. As long it's a code you're entering in the forum, you have to type it in between backticks (the character under ~ that's often mistaken for single quotation marks) It's the one underneath the ESC key.

  14. I wanted to bring this thread back to the forum pages as this bug is still there in posts and I am having to manually delete this rogue insert in HTML all the time!!! Is this happening to others?

  15. This is still an issue and editing posts in Visual rather than HTML is still producing these errors. Anyone else having this problem or am I all alone?

  16. Of course you're not alone, I started this thread and since then @twonkbot and @andyf61 have reported the same. In fact, I created a new post last night and immediately encountered the said problem. But I discovered something I hadn't realised earlier.

    See the latest post: http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/brunei-barracudas-season-2-team-launch/ where some images are captioned and rest aren't. I noticed only images where [caption] code have been used seem to trigger the problem. I also noticed you caption your images—it's probably not a coincidence.

  17. I'm seeing it even in posts without captions. I look after the backend of a friend's blog here to keep down errors and such and I've had to copy a number of their posts out and do a find and replace on the nbsp and even when I've exercised them all, when I paste things back in some of them reappear.

    I've (I think) traced this back to the last wordpress core upgrade after having to go through a self-hosted blog and clean it up. This all started happening right about the time I did the last update on that blog. I checked a few other blogs where I take care of the backend, and they too have this issue.

  18. I am rather disappointed that WordPress aren't giving any indication on when this will be fixed. There are more reports of it causing trouble to users.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/coraline-theme-randomly-adds-ampnbsp?replies=2#post-516433

  19. I am rather disappointed that WordPress aren't giving any indication on when this will be fixed. There are more reports of it causing trouble to users.

    We need to figure out what's wrong before we can tell you about fixing it.

  20. This issue only affects captioned images, but it is cross-browser. We've filed a ticket with the core WordPress project to get it fixed:

    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15095

  21. @markel: I have the same problem in my blog. And I haven't captioned images. The visual editor inserts empty paragraphs all the times (the bug appears when I change the editing modes).

  22. This may be a good time to consider Windows Live Writer 2011 (officially released and free). Works incredibly well save for some quirks for new blog posts that involve a lot of pictures. It comes with picture effects/brightness/contrast/watermarking. Emoticons are cute but I've never tried inserting one so don't know if it's supported by WP.com

  23. anotheroklahomarose
    Member

    To ShimWorld: Yes, someone else is having similar --- and additional issues -- with their site (s) in Visual Editor, HTML editor, formatting, online presentation, appearance of theme Vigilance once updated and posted. Been online most of day with Customer Service and they are awesome!!! This has been going on now for over a week: images of WP toolbar fill my editor window with each touch of the scrollbar. It became worse after I logged into TypeKit and added one free font to my account only. I never added it any of my sites but it has sure appeared anyway, in select places.

    Can't take the stuff out, even in HTML editor. Killed the TypeKit account, explained why but their little pop-up button at the bottom of my site is still there, as are the fonts I don't want, and where I never put them. Half my pages in Chapter 1 don't present correctly. Have Vigilance on two other sites and all is well --- so far, but the toolbar images have been an issue there also. This all started shortly after that major bug body slammed half the planet.

    It's an unholy nightmare. And, an hour ago, I popped into Blog.com (not Blogger.com) out of curiousity and to take out my frustrations on something, and discovered once you sign up, you are actually into a program Identical to WordPress in every conceivable way. In addition, I had not heard of them before, but when I signed in with my primary email, I was informed I already had an account. When I typed in the name of WP site I am having problems with low and behold the name appeared, the theme I am using appeared (several others on WP are also there, including our new ones). None of my journal pages were shown but I bet they are there somewhere. Same name, same theme, same editoral (no real Visual Editor), same layouts, one or two things different but otherwise, this site is a clone of WordPress through and through.

    Even the same "policies" and "goal statements". I was stunned.

  24. anotheroklahomarose
    Member

     

    Same crap showing up throughout my site!!!! Plus Andrew found instances of extra HTML: <div> at the beginning and end of one specific problem area and I found it all over the last 10 pages of my first chapter.

    Peeved does not begin to express the frustration, nor does "frustration". This is something really deliberate. I'm beginning to feel personally targeted.

    What is the theme of your site? Mine is political.

    I'd hate to think that another WP member is the issue, but I wonder since I had to totally revamp and switch another site on Child Abuse with WWII history comparisons, and have the same commenters on that site as well as the one I am now having trouble with, which is strictly political with WWII history and cross-references back in time. I need to believe that at least one of these individuals is not an issue, but I guess there is always that possibility.

    Sorry to read you're having the same issue. I hope neither of us do for much longer.

  25. No one is targeting you, clear the CT out of your mind. The editor here is b0rked right now, has been ever since the release of wordpress core 3.0.1 as near as I can tell. Staff will get it fixed, no one is dying.

  26. @markel: I have the same problem in my blog. And I haven't captioned images. The visual editor inserts empty paragraphs all the times (the bug appears when I change the editing modes).

    Have a specific post I can look at with this? I haven't been able to reproduce it using anything other than a captioned image.

    Or if you have steps I can specifically take to make it happen, that's good too.

  27. I don't have steps to how it happened, but in my latest post, after the first image there is a persistent & nbsp ; .
    If I delete it in html, switch to visual editor, it returns.

    In my test blog, I'd get a blank space after an image if I inserted styling for a paragraph or a table. But these were easily deleted and did not come back.

  28. I don't have steps to how it happened, but in my latest post, after the first image there is a persistent & nbsp ; .
    If I delete it in html, switch to visual editor, it returns.

    Yes. That is exactly what happens to me. Even without pictures (text only)

  29. OK - I was able to repro this with some styling, so it's a bit worse than I thought.

  30. FWIW, I tried editing an old post from a year or two earlier, switched between HTML and Visual, Saved and the phenomenon didn't occur. Seems to be happening to recent new posts.

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