I updated to WordPress Version 3.3.1 and I realized that WordPress changes
the closing ‘a’ tag (it removes the /), when I add a link in the dashboard -> Users -> Your profile -> Biographical Info
For example In the ‘Biographival Info; box, when I add a link like: <a href="http://blueoliveonline.com/">Blue Olive Online</a>
after I save, WordPress converts it to: <a href="http://blueoliveonline.com/">Blue Olive Online<a>
(notice it removes the forward slash in the closing a tag.)
This was working fine in prior versions of WordPress and I don’t have any other changes to the blog, no new plugins. The only difference is the new version install of WordPress.
Any ideas how to fix that?
Yes when I hit the ‘Update Profile” button the forward slash disappears.
There is no save button.
@rev. Voodoo: Thanks for you responses. I actually solved the issue and I will detailed for others to learn:
From my WordPress Experience, I had a hunch that it had to do with “kses.php” file in “wp-includes” folder. So once I upgraded to 3.3.1 for some reason this file somehow got corrupted. So I got a fresh “kses.php” from wordpress.org (the 2 files were different in size, that’s how I knew that something is not right there) and replaced the existing one.
Once I did that, everything is good to go. The forward slash in the closing ‘a’ tag is not being removed.