If I edit an existing page, the formatting gets stripped.

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  • #317092

    bobchatelle
    Member

    If I edit an existing page, all of the formatting gets stripped and I end up with one long paragraph.

    -Bob Chatelle

    #317235

    Can we have a link to your blog please?

    #317237

    bobchatelle
    Member

    Sure. The blog is at http://bobchatelle.net/.

    Here is the page I was trying to update: http://bobchatelle.net/bakkels/

    I restored it to what it was.

    -Bob

    #317244

    So, Bob, what did you try to edit and how?

    #317252

    bobchatelle
    Member

    It doesn’t really matter. As soon as I hit edit, the formatting get’s stripped from the text. Essentially, all of th3 <P>’s and </P>s. It doesn’t matter whether I use the visual or HTML editor.

    I can send you a screen capture if you like.

    -Bob

    #317328

    bobchatelle
    Member

    I finally just made my changes and then added back all the missing paragraph tags one by one. But I do hope someone can find a way to correct this problem. It seems to happen with all of my posts and pages.

    -Bob

    #317347

    Bob, on the lower row of icons in the editor there is a pulldown at the left. If the lower row is not showing, click on the icon on the far right on the top row (looks like a white box with rows of black dots in it). Make sure when you are writing a post or page that that says “paragraph.” Also, look at the lower left of the text edit area, and it should say path:p . If not, use the pulldown to select “paragraph.”

    Once set to paragraph, things should hold for you – at least they did for me when it happened.

    If you open another post or page to edit it and the same thing happens, select all the text in the post or page and then select “paragraph” from the pulldown. That should correct the formatting for you.

    #317353

    bobchatelle
    Member

    I tried this. But it doesn’t work.

    -Bob

    #317355

    bobchatelle
    Member

    By the way, I have another blog. That blog doesn’t have the problem.

    The blogs use different themes. The working blog uses Sapphire. The problem blog uses Black Letterhead.

    -Bob

    #317359

    One of my test blogs is using black letterhead and I have no issues whatsoever so I don’t think it is the theme.

    All I can suggest is to contact staff at http://support.wordpress.com/contact/ and see if they can sort it out.

    #317417

    almarose
    Member

    I had the same problem as Bob… at http://storij.wordpress.com. All the posts on the front page were wildly reformatted… and all I had done was to change ONE LETTER. Can you help? Thanks! –Mary

    #317418

    same here guys! totally messed up every page that i edited tonite on my community website! not good as it has meetings pages on it and everything that people need to get to!!!! i have changed nothing other than add a few lines of txt. luckily i saved my website pages before i messed them all up so when it gets sorted fingers crossed itll be ok !!

    #317419

    pinaldave
    Member

    Same issue here too.

    #317420

    davekellogg
    Member

    I have the same, or similar problem…I edited my most recent post to correct a grammatical error and when I saved it, the picture at the top of my post disappeared and all my links disappeared, along with the spaces in between my paragraphs. I edited again to put that stuff back in and saved it but it still removed those things. What gives?

    #317421
    #317422

    cornballrun
    Member

    I have the same issues on any post or page that has a picture. The picture disappears and the formatting after the supposed picture location becomes unformatted…

    #317423

    mygomedia
    Member

    Me too. The first post I did about 2 hours ago was fine. Then when I was making another post the formatting would mess up and it also would not post the Pic’s.

    #317424

    walrusd
    Member

    I’ve had the same problem. Do we all have to contact support or what? http://animalpress.wordpress.com

    So aggravating. It’s been happening to me for months now, but only every once in awhile, and only when I go back in to edit something. It changes everything. The only work around I’ve found is putting everything into a new post and starting from scratch, which can take forever.

    #317425

    walrusd
    Member

    Well, shoot. I just re-did a brand new post, with new formatting, and it did the same damn thing. I’ll be contacting support, I guess.

    #317426

    walrusd
    Member

    Oh, just noticed the announcement above, thanks.

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