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When I go to edit, content disappears (4 posts)

  1. AirtimeJeff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a page that needs some revision. The page was truncated and I would open the page in html view. I could not fix the code, so restored an older version. When I did this, I saved the page while in standard (not full-screen mode). The page displays correctly on my website.

    http://www.paragliding-lessons.com/articles-index/

    However, when I go to full screen view, the next thing I know, the code gets shortened severely. Almost all of the content disappears.

    All that remains of the remains of the above page is this:

    ////<span style="font-size: medium;">All below articles are property of Airtime of San Francisco ©. To access the subscription articles, please purchase a subscription at my airtime store.</span>

    Site by Jérôme Daoust Lots of Instructional and Technical Articles and more ...////

    A few times during this attempt to rework this page, the pop-up asking me if I wanted to leave or stay on the page kept coming up.

    So, is this a hosting issue or something with wordpress? Or, is there some malignant code on the page that is bad? I love wordpress, but there are some glitches when going back and forth from the full screen or from html to visual.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am like the "Dave" on the Staples Ad, trying to cover all aspects of the business.

    Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions….

    Jeff "up is good" G

  2. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When you switch tabs or save the content of your page what it will do is try to validate the information you have in there.

    So, when you have "something wrong" with your code, in this case it was your table. It will try to do what it can and then stop so you would probably lose what is posted in some degree.

    For example:

    <tr style="font size:4>

    Is inside the content of page that you linked to us. Notice that it's missing the last " at the end of it.

    When the editor tries to 'validate' that it will go to the next " it finds and consider all of that as part of the string for style="

    So restore the old version like you had it, then fix that missing " ^ which btw is wrong code to begin with, it should be:

    <tr style="font-size: 11px;"> <-- if you really want it 4px, that is wayy too small. and having the trailing end " to close it off will stop that from happening.

    Verify your HTML so that everything else in your table is appropriately coded.

  3. AirtimeJeff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, going to try to fix this right away.

    What threw me off is that the page basically displays fine again once I went back to the old code. Will review and fix.

    Big Thanks again.

    Jeff

    I will resolve once I check on this...

  4. AirtimeJeff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Resolved.

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