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  1. When I try to edit this page http://sustainable-nano.com/meet-the-scientists/ in my dashboard, it switches to the visual editor and automatically rewrites a lot of the HTML and then the page no longer displays properly. I used to be able to open the editor directly into the text/html editor mode by going into another page, switching to the text/html editor, saving/publishing, then going back to the page I want to edit. Thus disallowing the software from rewriting all of my html. This feature seems to have been disabled. Is there a way I can do still do this?

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is sustainable-nano.com.

  2. Hi Lee,

    If you open "Meet the Scientists" in your page editor, and click on the Text tab, can you simply edit your content there? Then publish? Do you need to go to the Visual editor at all?

    When you mention that HTML is getting changed, are you referring to existing HTML in your Text tab? Or HTML that you are adding to your site?

    Also, are you typing directly into your Visual editor, or are you copying/pasting text that contains formatting?

    Let me know and I can help further! Thanks much!

  3. Hi thatrobyn!

    I would love to skip the visual editor, but when I click "edit" on the web editor interface it defaults to opening the visual editor. I used to be able to open the text editor directly if that was the last editor I had open with another page/post, but this seems not to happen anymore.

    The html I refer to is html that already exists on the page. For example, I have little "jump to" links in the page now. As soon as I open the visual editor all of those links are removed from the html

    I'm not doing any copying/pasting into the editor, with the exception of copying URLs from address bars for image embeds.

    Thank you!
    Lee

  4. Hey Lee!

    The Text/Visual tab that opens should be based on the last time you opened a tab specifically on that particular post. Could you test that for me:

    1. Click Pages → About Us.
    2. Whichever Tab is open, switch to the other.
    3. Close the Page completely. Then, again, click Pages → About Us.

    The tab to which you switched should be the one that is open. Is that the case? If so, you'll always want to make sure that the Text tab is open in the page editor when you close that page.

    The html I refer to is html that already exists on the page. For example, I have little "jump to" links in the page now. As soon as I open the visual editor all of those links are removed from the html

    Is the Jump To link now missing from the actual page as well? Or only the Visual Editor?

    I'm not doing any copying/pasting into the editor, with the exception of copying URLs from address bars for image embeds.

    Great! Nice. Thanks for letting me know.

    Looking forward to hearing how that test goes, as well as about the HTML disappearing from the Visual tab only...or from your published site.

    Cheers!

  5. I tried that test on the "about us" page, and it does indeed re-open whichever editor I used last, which is the behavior I am used to.

    I opened the "meet the scientists" page and it now opens directly in the text editor if I left the "about us" page from the text editor. That was the old trick that I used to use that seemed to no longer work. But it works now :-) I'm quite certain I'm doing nothing differently, so am a bit confused about why it wasn't working before, but I won't complain!

    The jump to link would be missing from the actual page as well, but I never hit publish, so the page remains as it was before I opened the visual editor. It only disappears from the visual editor.

    So, to be clear, I can go straight to the text editor now, so there is no problem anymore somehow.

    Thanks for your help!!

    Lee

  6. Lee!,

    Whew! Ok, well I won't look a gift horse in the mouth :)

    I appreciate the follow up. Let me know if we can help with anything in the future!

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