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Links Disappearing (16 posts)

  1. amandajanebrown
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am inserting links to other sites in my posts, and when I Preview the post and go back to Edit mode, the links have disappeared. Can anyone help me fix this problem? Thank you!
    http://www.amandajanebrown.com

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you switching between editing tabs?

  3. amandajanebrown
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No. Just read on another thread that it has to do with the Center Align Button. She suggested typing it all in Word then moving it all over to Edit when ready to post. Very frustrating.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    She suggested typing it all in Word then moving it all over to Edit when ready to post.

    Noooo! Don't paste content from Microsoft Word into WordPress as the pasted text will also contain Word's own formatting. Sooner or later, this formatting will stop your pages from being displayed correctly (if at all) in Internet Explorer. If you cannot possibly manage without Word, paste your text into NotePad (or another text editor) first, then copy from NotePad into WordPress. Or use Windows LiveWriter or a similar desktop blogging tool.

    And you didn't answer my original question - are you switching between editing tabs?

  5. amandajanebrown
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, not switching back and forth b/w editors. I am on a Mac. Will NotePad work for me? I have never used a text editor. Thx

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You shouldn't have to use NotePad. Or anything else for that matter. Can you describe the process you use when adding your links - starting with which editor you are using.

  7. amandajanebrown
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Using Visual Editor. I typically type in the text. Highlight and copy the url for the site I will be linking to. Use the link button to add the link to the text.

    Usually preview my post a few times during editing. When I go back to Edit mode, some are missing.

    Thx

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are these links being formatted as headings or a bulleted list?

  9. amandajanebrown
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Simply text centered above a photo to credit the owner.

  10. keepinitkind
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having a similar problem. I'm trying to link to other posts within my site, under a photo (centered) and when I save, half the links disappear and extra spaces are added in between each item/photo.

    I tried just fixing the spacing issue and when I hit save, everything returned to how it was and more links were dropped. It's incredibly frustrating. Have you been able to figure anything out?

  11. amandajanebrown
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @keepinitkind Not yet:(. I am dealing with the spacing issue as well. Please let me know if you find a solution!

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @keepinitkind: As per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic. Posting in an existing topic prevents us from being able to track issues by topic. Added to which, your problem - despite any similarity in symptoms - is likely to be completely different.

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @amandajanebrown: what happens if you add a few line breaks between the link and the image? (I realise that's not what you really want but please bear with me whilst we try to get to the bottom of this).

  14. amandajanebrown
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Still losing the link, even with a line break.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've tried to replicate your problem on one of my sites.
    I've tried adding the link before the inserting the image.
    I've tried inserting the image first and then adding the link above it.
    I've tried using both the Visual and Text editor.
    I've tried previewing both published and draft Posts

    But the link absolutely refuses to vanish for me. Can you try replicating the problem using the default theme with all plugins deactivated?

  16. amandajanebrown
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just installed the WP 3.5.1 update and it seems to be working now. I sincerely appreciate your help. Being new to WP is like learning a foreign language.

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