I help setup WordPress for a client who was using an older version. Now she uses 3.5 but every time she wants to edit a post, all the links disappear. This had never happened to her before. I can’t explain why this happens. When I was testing it, the only way I could keep the links is if I edited in Text mode, but if I switched to Visual, they were gone. Please help.
I didn’t see anything about this issue there. I’m starting to think it is something else. When I edit a post my client published it strips the links, BUT if I create a new post myself on her blog, same info, pictures and links and publish and edit it works fine… that is incredibly odd.
Update: The links get stripped when we hit the Center alignment!
If I hit ctrl+A and center, it’s ok, BUT if I highlight the lines text that have links, then it adds paragraph tags around each line and moves the link tags outside the paragraph tag, which then gets stripped.
The issue is the Center Align button and links put together. By disabling wpautop in the TinyMCE plugin I was able to help the links not get stripped, however the center align still works quirky. It will sometimes center all lines of text, but mostly it will center everything except the lines that are links.
Now that I discovered it was the center align button, I tried it on my blog as well and it has the same problem so it’s an overall glitch.
My solution is have my client write/format the posts in Word and then just copy paste into WordPress. That seems to work just fine.