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  • I am using the latest version of WordPress to publish a blog using the 2012 theme. It breaks my words without asking me, so the word “really” appears on two lines, the first line has “re-” and the second line has “ally”. I can’t publish a post that looks like that, it looks horrible, but I can’t find a way to turn it off.

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  • Unless you provide a link to a page demonstrating the problem, no one will be able to offer much in the way of assistance.

    Well, I haven’t pub-
    lished it the state it is in, and I’m not go-
    ing to pub-
    lish it that way. The prob-
    lem is that I type text just like I am do-
    ing in this com-
    ment but when I pre-
    view the page, half the words are bro-
    ken in two parts, just like they are here. I can’t be-
    lieve such a thing could be turn-
    ed on by de-
    fault. How can I turn it off?

    Unless we can see the issue, we cannot help you.

    I just showed you the issue.

    Unless you provide a link to a page demonstrating the problem, no one will be able to offer much in the way of assistance.

    I know that YOU don’t have a solution, but you can’t speak for the entire WordPress community. Someone is likely to know how to fix it. I deactivated all of my plugins and it still happens.

    This has been asked numerous times – here’s one:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-does-one-stop-auto-text-hyphenation-completely?replies=5

    Do be very sure you make changes in a Child Theme or via custom CSS.

    Not without being able to see the problem on your site. We are good but we are not psychic!

    I knew someone would know. I searched and searched, but couldn’t find anything, probably did not use the right search terms. The CSS trick worked. Since I’m not using a child theme, I added it in the CSS Stylesheet editor and that worked fine. Thank you.

    And that is exactly the wrong thing to do. You were warned to be very sure you make changes in a Child Theme or via custom CSS.

    In this thread, the same person said that Edit CSS is “a perfectly fine place to make changes”.

    It seems to work just fine. The comment in the CSS editor says, “your stylesheet will be loaded after the theme stylesheets,
    which means that your rules can take precedence and override the theme CSS rules. Just write here what you want to change”.

    If it loads after the theme style sheets, then I should get all the theme’s styles and also the changes I made in Edit CSS.

    I did log in to the server and try to find the CSS file it might create, but I could not find it, even doing a grep for “moz-hyphens” from the doc root of the site. Not sure where it stores that CSS, but it works. And as long as it loads after the theme styles, it should continue to work. Even if I change themes in the future, I will still want those style to load last.

    What could happen that makes it so dangerous to use Edit CSS?

    the same person said that Edit CSS is “a perfectly fine place to make changes”.

    They are flat out incorrect. Do not edit the Twenty Twelve theme. It is the current default WordPress theme and having access to an original, unedited, copy of the theme is vital in many situations. First create a child theme for your changes. Or install a custom CSS plugin.

    If you are adding that to the JetPack Edit CSS – yes, that’s fine. If you are modifying the theme’s style.css file, those changes will be lost when WP is updated.

    Yes, for anyone reading this and wondering, the Appearance | Edit CSS menu item disappeared for me when I deactivated JetPack. That confirms that it is a JetPack feature in my case. There is a possibility that some other plugin could create the same menu item though, so it is a good idea to test it like that. JetPack is a good place for custom CSS because I won’t ever get rid of that plugin.

    FYI: When I reactivated JetPack, I had to give it my wordpress.com login credentials again in order to reactive all the features, including the custom CSS feature. After logging in to wordpress.com again, my custom CSS was still there. Make me wonder if they store the custom CSS in the database. Would be an unusual place to put CSS, but I couldn’t find it anywhere else.

    Anyway, thanks again.

    Make me wonder if they store the custom CSS in the database.

    Yes. Jetpack will store custom CSS in the database as one of its own “stored options”. The only time these options will removed is if you delete the plugin via WordPress – in which case the plugin will remove its stored options (like a well-behaved, tidy, plugin should) as part of the deletion process.

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