Italics only intermittently work (4 posts)

  1. ilew
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi all, this is my first post.

    I've had the site up & running for a while but this italics problem is driving me crazy!

    Basically when I italicise something & then save the draft or publish the change is lost & the text remains as it is. It's weird because when I first start a post it's usually ok for a while, then it just starts happening for no reason.

    I've done some reading & think maybe the problem is something to do with the style.css file, but i'm not sure where within that file I need to be looking & what to be changing. So I thought i'd ask you guys since you live & breathe this stuff & are the real experts!

    My site is http://www.geekymedics.com

    Thanks for taking the time to help :)

  2. Joseph
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It has nothing to do with CSS because when you italicise in post editor, it wraps the text between <em></em> tags.

    Try deactivate all plugins to see if it solves the problem. If it does, re-activate each plugin individually to find out which is causing the problem.

    Try switching back to default theme to rule out theme specific issue.

  3. ilew
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply. Glad you helped ruled CSS out. Tried the theme I use, but totally default without plugins etc & it was still occurring.

    So after you telling me about <em > tags being the way text is italicised I looked at the post in the HTML view & it turns out that after a few saved drafts the post editor italicise button stops affecting < em> tags, meaning it no longer adds or removes < em> tags .

    If i manually add the tags it fixes the text.

    Is this a problem with the theme I'm using, as I really love it otherwise.

    If so is there a way I can fix it?

    My theme is Aparatus from http://aparatus.fearlessflyer.com/

    Again thanks for the response, it helped a lot :)

  4. Joseph
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If the problem goes away when you use default theme then the culprit would be Aparatus. If that's the case, you're probably better off contacting the theme author.

    If it's not a plugin or theme issue, perhaps try reinstalling wordpress' core files and see if that helps.

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