Excess code visible to others but not to me throughout blog posts
When other people look at my blog that see excess code. I do not see it on my computer
The blog I need help with is theartofcostume.wordpress.com.
You really can’t see that?
Don’t paste from Word. If you MUST use something other than the blog itself to do your writing, use something made for the web, like Ecto or Windows Live Writer. It won’t throw those errors.
Thanks Raincoaster. No the code does not display for me. i can see it on my husbands computer though. I have not pasted from word. I have written directly into WordPress. Any other thoughts?
That’s bizarre. Because it’s full of crap code. Are you using the App or writing on an iPad or something?
I’m on a Mac laptop using the WordPress website through Safari.
It could be a formatting problem, like a missing or extra closing XHTML tag. if so you might try going to Settings>Writing and check “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically”
Hope this helps and best wishes.
thanks that seemed like a possible solution. Unfortunately it didn’t solve the problem though. I’ve left it selected though. Any other thoughts? Thanks
Did you recently change themes? The weird code goes all the way back to your first post…
Ok, hmm. This is a new blog. When I set it up I imported my old blog from Blogger and then deleted the posts I didn’t wish to keep. I was mucking around with themes then. I then put together the last two posts on WordPress. However I didn’t tell anybody about my new blog whilst I was setting it up. It was only yesterday when I told others about it that I got the feedback about all the code. I can’t see the code on my computer so it may have been there all along and possibly due to the import?????? So a possible culprit? Any thoughts on how to fix it? Thanks 1tess.
I saw something just like this a couple of days ago in a forum thread. It was an outdated Safari version issue thread.
Ah! thank you. Definitely a possibility. Will look into it. Ta! I presume however that will only give me the solution to seeing the problem. I still need to find the cause and solution? But thanks.
Interesting. The “junk code” seems to be adding a class (or classes) to the CSS, but I’m a baby when it comes to such issues. I have no other ideas, so we’ll wait for staff to take a look. This thread has been modlooked. And the OP does not seem to have a CSS upgrade..
I know that one can use classes to “trick” various things in normal html / text posting, but I couldn’t find any of the classes which were added in this case in the basic CSS. Probably this is above my pay grade. I don’t know how that code got into the posts. When I add it by hand, it does mess things up.
Oh dear, I wish I understood your response! From what you have said I gather that someone else will take a look at this in time? It sounds like I have done something wrong in the way I have constructed the posts or imported the previous blog. Hopefully I don’t need to get rid of everything and start again. Will wait and see if anyone else can help. Thanks.
Hi there – could you please go to Safari->Preferences->Extensions and let me know what extensions are listed? Also, what antivirus program(s) are installed on your computer?
Thanks for your help! The extensions listed are “Virtual keyboard 13.0.0 and URL Advisor 13.0.0. The antivirus program running is Kapersky Security.
Hi. Thanks for you help! I think that you are correct. Instead of disabling Kaspersky on my Mac I have used a Pc, that has Kaspersky installed on it to correct all of the issues. After I save, the corrections are maintained and so it would seem that the problem is to do with the Mac, Kaspersky combination. It also makes sense given the problem seemed to be visible to everyone else accept me. So I guess I need to consider different antivirus software. Are there any that you are aware of that are also compatible with WordPress? Thanks again.
You can read more about antivirus software on the Mac at http://lifehacker.com/the-best-antivirus-app-for-mac-488021445 . These should not give any issues with WordPress.com, if they do please notify us.
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