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Paste Text Broken - Visual Editor

  1. Pasting text into the Visual Editor is broken and will not work. If the edit box is empty you are way out of luck - had to paste the text from an email into box using Text side of editor -

    BUT - if you have text IN the box the paste function seems to be an option -

    with empty edit box, just see what looks like flash something options

    Firefox, current, Windows Vista

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

  2. That's already known and there are threads on this.

  3. where?? - looked back a couple of pages and did not see paste in a header

    and the paste option is on the browser thing - but still broken into Visual totally -

  4. Sorry but I cannot remember which thread it's in, but I read that the developers are aware of the inability to paste when using Firefox. I As for me, I don't even try to post during these WordPress version upgrade rollercoaster rides. That way I'm not experiencing anything that peeves me off and tempts me to post scathing feedback on the "improvements".

  5. I will skip my rant that would be good for a 7 day suspension -

    I would normally skip posting also - but I admin for some friends that have retired and sailing their boat to somewhere - and I like to Post their stuff without much delay as they have quite a few friends that follow their travels

    thanks

  6. Hi there auxclass!

    Glad to report that the pasting issue with the Visual Editor should be resolved now. Can you kindly test it out and give us a confirmation? Thank you!

  7. Sorry - Visual editor would not allow Paste - I can see the "Paste" option - but clicking on it does not much and no text is inserted - I was able to Paste into the Text side

    Firefox upgraded yesterday sometime to 31.0

    thanks

  8. Hey auxclass!

    Are you by any chance referring to the "Paste as Text" button? Clicking on it will not actually paste anything, it just turns your copied text into plain text when you paste it. So say that you've copied something out of Word that has some formatting applied to it. With Paste as Text active, the text is pasted sans the formatting. On the other hand, with Paste as Text not active, the text is pasted with all the styling attached.

    For more on this function, please click here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    Hope that clears things up. Let me know if you have other questions. Thanks!

  9. Are you by any chance referring to the "Paste as Text" button?

    Not at all -

    I copied some text from an email (Windows Live Mail) onto clipboard or what ever - then went to WordPress Post editor clicked into the box the text shows up in - then right clicked on my trackball and selected "Paste" - - I get nothing inserted into the edit box when in the visual editor - when I use the Text Editor the text will paste in

  10. Also having problems with pasting text and Youtube video urls.

    I did find using Ctrl + V (keyboard paste) to work.

    Am using the latest Firefox browser.

  11. Sorry about last comment. It was supposed to go on another thread.

  12. I discovered this problem yesterday of not being able to paste text or the code to embed a You Tube video. Managed to solve it by clicking on the 'paste as text' button, and then copy and paste as usual - worked perfect first time. If you've already tried to paste text normally and it failed, make sure to press the backspace to key to wipe out what you have 'invisibly' pasted, because I found if I didn't do that it wouldn't work with the 'paste as text' button either. Best to press that button as soon as you open a new post, avoids a lot of frustration!

    I hope this helps someone, and I hope WordPress really do resolve the problem soon, because it's definitely 'not resolved' and there's going to be a lot of confused, frustrated bloggers out there, who won't think to try the 'paste as text' button, and probably a lot less posts posted as a result.

  13. Thanks, Suzy, however, that doesn't always work with pasting text with links or other formatting (bold, italics, etc.). That has been an ongoing problem especially if one uses Firefox as their browser.

    I found using Ctrl + V to paste works (at the moment).

    This definitely needs to be resolved quickly.

  14. Thank you suzyhazelwood for the suggestion. I feel better now that I know that I wasn't the only one having this problem.

  15. Noted! All reports are documented and awaiting a fix. In the meantime, can you please provide a bit more detail on your setups such as OS, browser version and method of pasting (right-click or CMD/CTRL-V)? That would help a lot. Thanks!

  16. Firefox 31.0 (also had the same problem with an earlier version)
    Win Vista
    Right click on trackball

  17. Firefox 30 and Windows 7

    Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + V

    Couldn't right-click to paste or use browser's paste button.

  18. soundtrackbeat
    Member

    Ι'm trying to paste a url from youtube with the mousepad and it is impossible. Only with Ctrl+V. My blog is soundtrackbeat.com.

  19. soundtrackbeat
    Member

    I have windows 7 & firefox 31

  20. I have a mac OSX 10.9.4. I use Safari.
    A week ago I made a post and had no problem copying and pasting.

  21. Thanks everyone!

  22. @ auxclass,
    @ druesome,

    I reported this issue on July 22 on page 2 of the thread Removing the scrollbar from the post editor one of the worst "improvements" yet,

    On page 4 of that thread, druesome claimed in an itemized "quick update on what's going on behind the scenes" that the issue was fixed, saying,

    Copying and pasting issues in the Visual Editor were also resolved. Please test and drop us a report.

    But, alas, the issues were not resolved as reported by druesome, and on page 6 of that thread I noted this in a response to his aforementioned list. However, I would like to modify my description of the issue in that thread. I had noticed only that text pasted from WordPad, Notepad, and YouTube (video codes) was being immediately stripped in the visual editor, and that's what I reported. Today I noticed that the problem is more general. Text pasted from anywhere (that I've tried so far) is immediately stripped when pasted into the visual editor.

    In this thread, at Jul 26, 2014, 12:42 AM druesome again claims the issue has been resolved,

    Glad to report that the pasting issue with the Visual Editor should be resolved now. Can you kindly test it out and give us a confirmation? Thank you!

    Maybe it "should be resolved now," but it still isn't.

  23. Text can be pasted into the text editor as usual. But that's beside the point. One should be able to paste text into either the text or the visual editor without jumping through hoops to do so. Presently, text can be pasted into the visual editor IF and ONLY IF you use the "paste as text" button, which until today I did not know existed, and which until July 22 had never needed to use before in the past 6 years though I must have pasted text into a post or page visual editor at least 30,000 times during that period.

  24. Apparently I used the wrong URL for the link to the second claim by druesome that the issue was resolved. Let's try that again:

    In this thread, at Jul 26, 2014, 12:42 AM, druesome again claims the issue has been resolved,

    Glad to report that the pasting issue with the Visual Editor should be resolved now. Can you kindly test it out and give us a confirmation? Thank you!

    while the issue remains unfixed.

  25. Hi there!

    Sorry about the confusion regarding the fix. Due to recent and persistent reports of the bug, we recognize this as not fixed, and we are giving it another look.

  26. YES!
    Hap-pi-ness

  27. Same issue here, but I'd add that the video URL appears when I preview my post, not the video itself. This happened when I used ctrl+v and when I typed the URL manually.

  28. I am running the latest Mac OS (which ever large cat version that is) and using Safari as my browser. Thanks. The only way I can get anything to past is to switch out of the visual window and into text window.

  29. bumblepuppies, is the video url on a separate line without any other text?

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