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How do I maintain order in my html?

  • Hi, I am very new to wordpress. I have worked with html in Dreamweaver and I am used to be able to make as many spaces, sections etc. that I need to have a good overview of what I’m doing.

    BUT in wordpress it will all crumble back to one big mess after I push the update button.

    Is there any way to avoid that? Or am I not supposed to use the editor in wordpress?

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  • Have you tried clicking on the HTML tab in the editor? Otherwise the structure will be determined by your themes template files.

    I recommend adding “Comment” commands throughout your page to separate it. As the spaces collapsing is built in I believe and according to W3C it’s proper mark-up to do it that way – perhaps even helping speed, but I don’t think that speed would change significantly (if at all).

    For your PHP files and HTML files you can add comments as such…
    <!– YOUR COMMENT HERE –>

    For CSS
    /* YOUR COMMENT HERE */

    For Scripts
    // YOUR COMMENT HERE, NO ENDING STATEMENT AND IT ONLY IS ADDED TO 1 LINE

    Let me know if that helps.

    It doesn’t work. The <!– YOUR COMMENT HERE –> will just disappear if I go to the visual tab and back to html again. Is this something that the wordpress team is working on fixing? Because this is very frustrating when I normally like writing my own html.

    This might be Dreamweaver, but not WordPress. I edit my WordPress php files regularly – primarily just the theme files though. I comment throughout all my work too.

    I suppose a test for this would be to edit a php file in a text editor, then close it and open it back up in the same text editor. Then open the file up in Dreamweaver.

    You can download Notepad ++ to do this – http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

    But I am still at the starting lvl (noob lvl), so I haven’t touched the php files, I’m just working in the html tab when I’m creating new pages.

    I suppose what I was really suggesting is to make edits to any of the files you’re suggesting with a text editor. There are essentially three general ways to make your edits in this situation:
    1 – Edit it with Dreamweaver’s Design interface, which will add and remove spaces by it’s own settings.
    2 – Edit it with Dreamweaver’s Code interface, which should keep spaces and comment tags, but if not…
    3 – Edit it with another Text Editor (ie Notepad ++).

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