this issue has been reported before, as far back as 2007. it is still a problematic issue when users/clients use the visual editor in wordpress.com (which is from the TinyMCE plug-in), no matter how much i warn them away from using the visual editor. basically, the TinyMCE/Visual Editor in the wp.com dashboard inserts erroneous, not asked for " " (non breaking space character) between the second to last and the last word in the title (css class ".entry-title").
this has been reported as far back as 2007, in these posts here. it has never been properly fixed or resolved —
this causes problems in themes like we use for http://mindfulfitnessmovement.wordpress.com using the “sight” theme on the home page, as it causes the final words to be forced down below the featured pic on a post excerpt, creating an unnatural and not elegant looking break in the line.
this issue doesn't happen if you compose in the html/text editor alone.
i have tried getting rid of the " " several times. i have tried, several times, to type just a space in, update or save, and go look at the preview. same issue, the " " is still there. i have tried cutting and pasting a normal space into where the " " is and then saving/updating. still, the " " comes back in the .entry-title.
this is really, really very annoying. also, in these previous posts, the recommendation was to turn off the visual editor in your user profile options. i have been to the user profile options, settings options, general & writing options — nowhere, any longer, is there any option to turn the visual editor/TinyMCE off. yet nowhere in the wordpress.com documentation does it say that the option to turn off the visual editor is no longer available.
so there are two bugs that need fixing here —
- the option to completely turn off and remove the visual editor must be returned as a writing option.
- the visual editor/TinyMCE needs to be fixed so it does not erroneously insert " " where it was not ever requested and cause unwanted line breaks, especially in the title/css- ".entry-title."
please advise, especially how i file a bug on this specifically for wordpress.com (not wordpress.org).
— faddah wolf
The blog I need help with is blog.mindfulfitnessmovement.com.