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[Resolved] All the script turns to italics and I can’t switch it back!

  • Hello Word Press Wizards!

    I put up a post the other day to my Word Press site, http://www.ingmarlee.com, and the whole site has switched to italics and I can’t switch it back! Any solutions?

    Help will be most appreciated!

    Cheers, Ingmar (ingmarz@gmail.com)

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  • Well, I found this at post-67:

    <em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em>
    <em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em>
    <em></em>...

    Are you using the visual rich editor? Also, do you have the option “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” selected?

    The problem is right here:

    <p lang="en-CA">
    <font size="3">
    <em>Pangong Lake, 130 kms long, straddles the Ladakh/Tibet border</em>
    </font>
    <em>
    <font size="3">(Photo, Ingmar Lee)
    <a href="image URL here">(more…)</a>

    You have no closing </em> tag after that caption for the picture – so everything after it is in italics. “Everything after it” happens to be the entire page. (Why *do* you have text styling around an image, anyway? Just curious.)

    Common mistake -people just don’t close a tag – should be the first thing you check! 😉

    </font><em><font size="3">

    Okay, this kind of stuff shouldn’t even be IN there… you’re apparently copying and pasting into the editor, and that’s not a good idea, as it will ALWAYS insert junk code like this…

    Thanks so much! I’m an html zero, but I’ll go try doodlebee’s suggestion and add the “” to the end of my phot caption.

    ladydelaluna says I shouldn’t cut-and-paste to the site, but I write my stuff in a word processor first. That’s no good??

    I appreciate all the help!

    Cheers, Ingmar

    Use a simple text editor like notepad or textpad. I had that problem too, it was a nightmare when I used Word.

    Hi again, Well, I tried inserting “” after the caption, but it didn’t change anything. The italics are still there.

    Also, I don’t know if I’m using “.. the visual rich editor?..” How can I find out?

    Also, I don’t know if I have the option “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” selected.

    Where can I find this?

    Thanks again!

    Cheers, Ingmar

    Everything is in your admin panel of the tool that you are using. It is always advisable to study it for a while before jumping into it.
    1. Wysiwyg – in 2 places:
    admin > Options > Writing (for the whole site)
    admin > Users > Your profile: left bottom, for yourself
    2. XTHML nesting… Options > Writing

    Thanks everyone, I’ve stripped all the <EM>’s out now and that’s solved the problem!

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