Support » Requests and Feedback » Built-in editor destroys my GOOD code arbitrarily!!!!!

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    The EDITOR wipes out all my table code. I spent HOURS of sweat putting in an online-generated alternating-color table with detailed contents (links, alt codes) perfectly aligned, and worked fine yesterday. Today, arbitrarily, the Editor itself simply WIPED it all out and DESTROYED the table’s alternating colors. This is SECOND time I’ve noticed this editor screwing up my code. The first time I noticed was after spending over an hour writing short LINK descriptions of each video. All was fine upon repeat loads to view it. The “alt” descriptions appeared perfectly. Then, suddenly, ALL GONE! Wiped out entirely and arbitrarily by the built-in editor. I had to re-write and re-insert everything. This is the page: And down below the images, my alternating blue-white lined table is GONE and wiped out. I mean, how can you expect people to USE this thing if it arbitrarily wipes out your code? This is hours and hours of pain with plugins and junk all to come to nothing. It’s unreliable and you never know what you’ve got from one minute to the next. This is just outrageous. I’ve spent how much time on this site, to end up with B.S. I’m gonna need to move. I can’t function like this. This was my original table code, which WORKED fine:

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    THIS is what the stupid built-in EDITOR did to it:

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    IN OTHER WORDS, originally, I had a SINGLE table cell containing the TITLE and a blockquote with descriptive text under the title. This was repeated in alternating blue-white table rows inside one long table. However, the stupid Editor (1) created a closed table PRIOR to the start of my blockquote; then pushed the contents of the blockquote out into space with NO termination of the </td></tr> BEFORE the next <tr> resumes.

    This is TOTAL INSANITY, and I have pretty much had it with WordPress, I haven’t got the time to throw away. I am near tears for the three weeks I’ve spent trying to set up this site. It’s endless aggravation trying to find something that works, and then when it works for a couple of DAYS, it’s SUDDENLY wiped out for no reason. I have WORK to be done!

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Did you switch between the HTML and Visual editor? Because yes, TinyMCE will do that to you. Solution: Don’t switch between views.

    Sucks, but we know.

    Oh, crap. That’s what I had done. Was trying to bold & increase size & change color of a title, so switched to see if it would help, no good, switched back. All code f’d. I have given up and stripped it all out. Two days’ work flushed. Unbelievable. Why don’t they have backup retrieval inside this thing? Like system restore on a laptop, you could just hit the button & revert. I can’t believe they would do this to people.



    Forum Moderator

    Sorry but it’s an issue with the inbuilt TinyMCE Editor. You could try using another editor (via a plugin) and see if that helps. In the meantime, have you checked your post revisions to see if you can revert back to an earlier version of that post? If you don’t see the Revisions pane when in Edit Post, click Screen Options and check “Revisions”.

    There’s “Revisions”?

    It’s probably too late, I stripped all the code out, but this is valuable information for the future, I will not forget it, thank you!

    And, thank you, too, Ipstenu, Half-Elf!

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Also I know this is .com oriented but the functionality is mostly the same:

    Thank you, I’m going to check these out.

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