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Truncated blog entries

  1. Why are my blog entries suddenly truncated? Many of my posts are lengthy, but they've always shown up as complete articles for the several years I've been using WordPress. Suddenly, as of a day or two ago, I find some of my recent blogs to be severely truncated...thus destroying the pieces I wrote. There is not even a "read more" link at the bottom!

    They still show up in their complete form in the "edit" window...but not on the page for my readers. What the f*ck is going on here? Just one of many examples is this:

    http://zekeblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/sweet-sue/

    This truncating crap couldn't have come at a worse time...as I now have a chance to get published, and the tales for my book including numerous posts on my blog that are now suddenly (and unexpectedly w/o warning) truncated.

    I hope you get this cleared up promptly...otherwise, I'll have to spend many weeks combing through my archives, to rework and transfer these truncated entries onto another site. Rest assured, if this problem persists more than a week or so, I'll be moving to another blog service.

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

  2. That blog post is not truncated (or, if it is, I'd hate to see the long form).

    It sounds like you may have HTML errors from copy/pasting, and moving is only going to make it worse if that's the case.

    Go to Settings->Writing and see if you have selected "Wordpress should correct invalidly nested XHTML". If you haven't, do that right now. Then go to your dashboard Posts page, select all the posts there (usually 20 are displayed at a time, but you can increase that), and set them to Private. Then set them to Public. That causes the switch above to take effect on them, fixing HTML errors. Continue doing this throughout all your blog posts, or at least all the affected ones.

  3. Raincoaster posted:

    {{ That blog post is not truncated (or, if it is, I'd hate to see the long form). }}

    Why would you "hate" the posts? They're lovely tales. *sigh*

    {{ Go to Settings->Writing and see if you have selected "Wordpress should correct invalidly nested XHTML". }}

    Okay, did that.

    {{ Then go to your dashboard Posts page, select all the posts there (usually 20 are displayed at a time, but you can increase that), and set them to Private. }}

    There is no "private" option! Perhaps there is a difference in options between free and paying subscribers? (I am a non-paying user.) Nonetheless, after selecting the "correct XHTML" option and saving it, reloading a truncated article did not give me back the complete post.

    I use Firefox browser mostly, but the truncated posts still appear truncated in Opera and IE browsers, too.

    You'd think that, if there were any XHTML problem, it would show up right after posting. But no...I am talking about posts that displayed perfectly fine, in full, until 1-2 days ago.

    Besides, I use simple HTML code, nothing fancy. Just image and video links, along with embedded text links, italics, bold, color codes, and nothing more.

    I have no idea yet, how far back this truncation problem goes. It really, really sucks.

  4. Raincoaster posted:

    {{ It sounds like you may have HTML errors from copy/pasting, and moving is only going to make it worse if that's the case. }}

    I just copy/pasted two of the blog entries in question, to a text file; then loaded them in my browser. They look perfect, no truncation at all. No HTML errors.

  5. You know, if the WordPress pros would ADMIT their glitches whenever they do an update to their service, and tell use when any new glitch will be cleared up...things would go a lot better all around. Plus, long term users wouldn't leave in frustration. Oh, well, just dreaming of a better world.

    Now, I gotta roll up my sleeves and convert those blog entries corrupted by WordPress sloppiness, to another locale, where WP can't possibly mangle 'em ever again.

  6. Okay, I got all the mangled entries cleared up. Had nothing to do with XHTML, as I just stick to simple HTML. (I tried the XHTML setting on two truncated entries, and nothing changed.)

    My book is composed of 21 different blog entries, consolidated in a title page here:

    http://www.gay-bible.org/free

    Six chapters were corrupted, that is, truncated. What I did was enter edit mode for each, and resaved 'em via "update". Now, they all are in the pristine condition that they've been all along for months (until this recent catastrophe).

    THIS IS DEFINITELY A GLITCH COMING OUT OF WORDPRESS. Which, of course, they'll never admit...and prefer to leave their subscribers floundering. I have no idea if other blog entries have been truncated, as I simply don't have the time to go through 'em all right now.

    It also looks like the moment you state you are a non-paying subscriber, everyone in these forums runs in the other direction.

    What a joke.

  7. There is no guarantee this won't happen again, and I sure don't appreciate my nerves being jogged like this.

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  9. Thank you, Timethief. I've alerted you to a glitch that is very recent. Hopefully, you can mend the error fairly soon...that dedicated subscribers no longer need worry.

  10. I didn't run in the other direction, I went to sleep. You do realize that both TT and I are volunteers, yes?

  11. Raincoaster posted:

    {{ You do realize that both TT and I are volunteers, yes? }}

    That explains everything. 0_o

  12. Hi there,

    I am sorry you experienced an issue. Can you link me to a post that is currently showing up as truncated? Or a screenshot of the error? It will help me troubleshoot.

    Cheers!

  13. zandyring posted:

    {{ Can you link me to a post that is currently showing up as truncated? Or a screenshot of the error? It will help me troubleshoot. }}

    Umm...if you've actually read the entire thread thus far--and it's not very long at all--you'd realize I've already cleared it up. There is /no/ article I know of now, that is truncated...though I haven't time right now, to check /all/ my 80+ entries, as I must focuse solely on the 16 posts that will compose my book.

    Also, I've described the problem quite well already. WordPress users NEED TO BE MADE AWARE OF A GLITCH in WP's system, that can cause users' entries to suddenly become truncated, w/o any warning.

    This is scary, hence nerve-wracking...as it requires subscribers to regularly check each and every blog post to make sure it hasn't suddenly been truncated.

    Perhaps this horrid glitch came up as a result of one of WP's more recent updates. I don't know...but the problem sure didn't arise from my own use of this service!

  14. Hi again!

    I did read the entire thread. I was hoping you had some kind of documentation so I could at least see what you saw. We haven't had other users reporting this, so the only conclusion I can draw without documentation is that it is a browser error.

    Did you write the posts on the edit post page, or did you compose in a different editor, then copy/paste them into the edit post page?

    I'd like to see if there's anything we can follow-up on.

    In the meantime, you may want to clear your cache to help ensure your browser isn't causing you any problems. Here is more information about how to do that:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/

    Cheers!

  15. Zandyring posted:

    {{ I was hoping you had some kind of documentation so I could at least see what you saw. }}

    Just look at any of my blog entries, and imagine them being suddenly truncated. There's your documentation.

    {{ We haven't had other users reporting this, so the only conclusion I can draw without documentation is that it is a browser error. }}

    I find that hard to believe. Very.

    {{ Did you write the posts on the edit post page, or did you compose in a different editor, then copy/paste them into the edit post page? }}

    I use a text editor called NoteTab...it works just fine, thank you. If you really did read this thread with any accuracy, you should already know that the same entries in question, all showed up on my blog just fine, for months. It is only all of a sudden, six of my recent entries were suddenly truncated.

    So the problem couldn't have been my editing...as I've been using NoteTab since day 1 when I first subscribed...and never a problem.

    {{ In the meantime, you may want to clear your cache to help ensure your browser isn't causing you any problems. }}

    Already did that, to eliminate that possibility, before I even started this thread. And, if indeed you /did/ read this thread with any reasonable comprehension, I informed readers that I viewed the truncated blogs in three different browsers. Quoting myself from a comment above:

    "I use Firefox browser mostly, but the truncated posts still appear truncated in Opera and IE browsers, too."

    And, as also stated in that comment above, the truncated blog entries remained truncated in all three browers. Even with the cache cleared for each one.

    {{ Here is more information about how to do that:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/ }}

    Golly gee.

  16. I'm glad that you're all set for now.

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