I´m quite new to WordPress and I´m German too, so post slowly, I might need a few moments to get what you are telling me (hopefully) 🙂
I´ve been using WP for about a week now and I have one thing wich drives me mad:
For what I think it is nearly impossible to create a straight formatted text site containing the most simple html code you can imagine.
All I want to do is write a text that contains a few headlines in a typical format, some colums of text in another format (smaller font of course, different color) and I need to have the same ammount of space between headlines and text colums every time.
First I kept failing using the visual screen mode. I wanted white text and – surprise – I could hardly work in the visual mode any more. I turned back to black and then it all began. Whenever I added a space line or I changed the size of a headline (no matter if I used h-tags or just bigger font sizes) the editor wildly added stuff into my text. Line breaks, dozens of them. Here and there. It moved colums from where they belong to the bottom of the page. It added “-” whereever it thought they might fit. Deleting empty lines that the editor added caused other weird happenings to my documents. I add one line, the editor removes one. I add two lines, the editor adds 10 (!) lines. I remove nine lines, the editor adds “-” in front of some lines or resizes the complete font.
I gave up and thought, hey, why not forget about that visual mode, just delete the whole stuff and type plain html from the beginning into the html screen mode of the editor?. I did so and first everything was fine. The layout was the way I wanted it.
Yesterday I checked back to the page in my editor because I wanted to correct a spelling error. There it was again: The editor had completely reworked my very own manual written html code back to his own making ups which I recognized by hundreds of “span” tags it kept adding. I corrected my spelling error and saved – wham. Everything went crazy again. Wrong font sizes, “-“, empty lines – all the stuff I thought I had avoided using the html mode.
I did a restore to my latest saving step and there was my hmtl code again. Saved – all ok. today I check back, everything gone crazy again.
Aaaargh! Please dear worpress editor – let *ME* decide what appears on my website in which layout. Why does this thing keep changing format tags, no matter if you use the visual or the html mode?
Is this a bug or a feature? Worpress is great, but if I cannot set the layout 100% I need it, the editor is useless and makes WP unusable for me in general.
Any idea if this is all my fault? Did I miss a checkbox “[X] do not change my layout”?
Please help me…
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