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  • Hello, I am an advanced webdesigner and I have some serious SEPARATORS on my website, one example is this one:

    test
    <!-- Content ENGLISH -->
    </ul><ul class="portuguese-bot"><a title="666" name="666"></a></ul><ul class="portuguese-top"><a title="english" name="english"></a></ul><ul class="portuguese">
    <!-- Content ENGLISH -->
    
    test

    What I did there was create a separator based on my “own crazy mind/CSS-thingy”… can’t explain, but its really cool and the only way to have this kind of separator is if I use that specific CODE with NO changes to it… BUT WordPress changes him…

    1- First the thing was created with DIVs not ULs, but I was forced to make it as a UL because WordPress converts ALL divs into P codes…

    2- Even by using ULs as CSS selectors, transforming them into BLOCKS to use them as DIVS, I still can’t use it without having wordpress changing the above code to this:

    test
    <!-- Content ENGLISH -->
    <ul class="portuguese-bot"><a title="666" name="666"></a></ul>
    <ul class="portuguese-top"><a title="english" name="english"></a></ul>
    <ul class="portuguese"> <!-- Content ENGLISH -->test</ul>

    If you compare my first code, the first thing you will notice is a unclosed UL tag on top and end… But that is precisely my problem, I WANT the code to be like that.

    Look at what WordPress did to my “crazy separator thingy”, he removed the /UL code from the beginning, and added a /UL code to the end, and I DONT want that, as these opened codes are implemented already inside my template… So what happens is a titanic broken layout…

    Someone had an idea once to create a code for wordpress like:

    <wp-ignore> And so I can write anything in here and wordpress WONT check or change ANYTHING, no matter what. </wp-ignore>

    I am really looking forward for that code, I really LOVE the visual editor, and find it really sad to be forced to use the non-visual text editor only because it forces auto formating of html tags, or because it converts DIVs into Ps and closes all unclosed tags.

    Sure sure… I did install:
    Text Control Plugin – By Jeff Minard (Edit/Bugfix: Graeme Findlay).
    AND
    Disable wpautop – By John Godley.

    BUT none solved my problem.

    I just want to be able to add DIV codes, and unclosed tags without having WordPress messing around, so, please guys (Devs) consider my letter here, please support the <wp-ignore> idea for the next build, I am waiting for this since version 2.1 and no one cares =(

    Idea: The visual editor would be broken if had crapy unclosed tags, so, to solve this, make it ALSO ignore whatever is inside the <wp-ignore> tag… This solves all problems for everyone.

    I do want WordPress to check the rest of my post, just don’t want him to mess this separator:

    <wp-ignore>
    test
    <!-- Content ENGLISH -->
    </ul><ul class="portuguese-bot"><a title="666" name="666"></a></ul><ul class="portuguese-top"><a title="english" name="english"></a></ul><ul class="portuguese">
    <!-- Content ENGLISH -->
    
    test
    </wp-ignore>
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  • what you really want is:

    http://alexking.org/blog/2008/03/30/shortcut-macros-12

    this allows you to put something like ##sep into your post, which will be replaced by your complex html separator by the plugin.

    efficient!

    awesome, thanks, but I think it will not solve completely.

    “The shortcuts are translated before the post is saved and the resulting output is saved (not the shortcut).”

    As soon as I open the visual editor to edit my post, WordPress will convert the saved text and destroy unclosed codes… This is a solution as long as the person doesn’t edit the post…

    I’m sometimes using complex tables, or embedding flash stuff in my own way, or wishing to toy with complex intricated divs, so yeah, a “wp-ignore” tag would come in really handy, that’s a great idea you have.

    I hope that some day this will be available 🙂

    ^^

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