Reblogging problem

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  • #1116017

    When I reblogged a post, my writing had no spaces between paragraphs; the text is all clumped together. This is not the case in editing mode, just when the post is viewed.

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

    #1116115

    Hah! Problem resolved.

    I went back into the post, selected all the text, aligned left, changed style from paragraph to pre-formatted and back to paragraph again and clicked on updated.

    That did the trick.

    #1116375

    alisonramage
    Member

    Hey! I can’t reblogg my friends post….http://michellepetersphoto.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/cinnamon-buns-fresh-and-gooey/

    It says in the reader that it has already been reblogged….but it is nowhere to me found on my site!
    Help?!
    Thanks!

    #1116384

    Problem not resolved. This trick doesn’t work anymore, I’m trying to do shift + enter to keep the lines together but WordPress.com doesn’t like that when my content is a reply to a post that’s reblogged.

    Please could WordPress.com techies look at the code to see why?

    #1116385

    Found this http://en.support.wordpress.com/writing-and-formatting-poetry/ which helped because of the
    command in the text mode, if I updated the post from text mode after inserting all of the
    after each line of the poem which I posted in my comment as part of the reblogging process.

    This is not ideal, but at least it worked for this purpose.

    #1116386

    Above comment should have had br / but when I posted it, WordPress.com interpreted it as a line break :)

    #1116387

    timethief
    Member

    @theimaginator
    Please post an active link to the reblogged post you are referring to.

    #1116388

    timethief
    Member

    @alisonramage
    Thanks for posting the URL. I tagged this thread for Staff. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1116389

    zandyring
    Staff

    @imaginator – It will help if you can link me to a post that you’ve reblogged so I can test a bit more.

    @alisonramage – I can’t seem to find that user’s post at all in your Reader – are you following the blog?

    #1116390

    Sorry about the delay in posting this. The reblogged post was http://theimaginator.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/1378/

    #1116391

    macmanx
    Staff

    http://theimaginator.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/1378/ seems to be as desired now. Are you still having trouble?

    #1116392

    I’ll let you know if and when I try to reblog. It’s as desired now because I found that useful post on html that I mentioned earlier which helped me make it that way.

    #1116393

    Hi

    Problem occurred again, but this time using the HTML code for a return while using text mode didn’t work.

    Post is http://theimaginator.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/1605/

    #1116394

    Needed to use the HTML code for return twice for each line, otherwise it looks like I’ve typed shift+break for next line instead of enter for return.

    #1116395

    So I suppose the code did work, but the problem remains one which needs to be manually handled via HTML editing in this manner.

    #1116396

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, I’m not seeing anything related to line breaks in the Text editor tab for that reblog.

    What you’re saying is that you want to insert single-line breaks instead of the default double-line breaks?

    #1116397

    What I’m saying is that as part of the code for the reblogging function of wordpress.com, it would appear that the wordpress programmers have inserted code which prohibits reformatting.

    This is possibly to maintain the formatting of the post which is being reblogged.

    The effect of this apparent prohibition on reformatting when reblogging a post is, that the comment (i.e. the post being made in reply) cannot be formatted properly.

    When I reblog a post, my comments are, by default, all posted as a single block of text without any lines spaces whatsoever, which means that there are no paragraphs.

    When I insert line spaces in visual editing mode, the line spaces I insert are ignored by wordpress.com and are only visible to me while I am in visual editing mode; the line spaces are not visible in viewing mode and so are not visible to the reader.

    In order to overcome this problem, I inserted HTML code for the line spacing while in text editing mode.

    My conclusion is that the user should not have to do this, and my recommendation is that wordpress.com coders rectify this by keeping line spaces in comments written as part of the reblogging process so that users do not have to manually code them in themselves.

    #1116398

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ah, that makes sense. I’ll see what we can do about this.

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