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    Before anyone jumps down my throat and tells me that I shouldn’t be using the WYSIWYG editor for HTML posts, I’m not, at least, I really, really don’t think so.

    I searched the forms and saw instructions for switching the rich text off and having the text editor on, I did this by logging on as admin, going under users and checking off the box that said “Use the visual rich editor when writing”

    My WordPress blog is all valid HTML until I start posting. The posts themselves are written in an editor (outside WP) and validated as XHTML 1.0 Transitional -same as my WP blog.

    But every time I post the page is no longer valid! I get all these tags from the post still. It’s driving me crazy.

    Admittedly though, the shorter the post, the less chance I have of this happening.

    But there’s no reason at all for this to happen, what should I do?

    If there is no solution, how do I directly upload the post to the SQL database without using WordPress’s posting ap?

    Oh and I downloaded and installed WordPress this week, not sure what version that would be, but its the latest I’m sure.

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  • If you downloaded this week it must be 2.03. It is driving me insane also. WP editor is changing My code. Everytime I save a post it changes my coding as it likes. Inserting html tags I dont want or deleting the ones I write. For example I cannot insert youtube videos because it deletes half the code.

    ¿Is there a way to modify this? I saw a plugin that let you use the html editor instead of the wysiwg but I can’t find it anylonger, and ¿would it solve this problem?

    This problem is familiar to me as well! The You Tube code is mixed up as well within my posts.
    I used the HTML button to correct the code and updated this and then saved the posts, but sometimes with few codes it seems it still ‘corrects’ it into plain text and therefore it doesn’t show what it needs to show: a you tube player.

    As I have seen in this forum, there is a special plugin for this. I didn’t had the time to test, so therefore I like to ask in this topic if there is someone familiar with this problem and this plugin?

    Disable “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” in Options:Writing.

    oh wow, I completely missed the replies to this topic, huh.

    “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” is unchecked with mine, so..that’s not solving anything unfortunately.

    Glad to see I’m not the only one suffering with this..I hope it ends is all.

    What external editor are you using?

    Why does that matter?

    I’m using dreamweaver’s WYSIWYG editor and I’m not relying on the software to validate anything for me, the valuator does that for me.

    After I’m sure its valid I copy and paste the code as is.

    I usually tab my code but I untabbed everything and pasted that way, I still get problems, the line breaks seem to be doing it but its very random, usually around p tags I think.

    I don’t know what the problem is, seriously. I could be editing through notepad and pasting from there and it’d still give me the same problems.

    I’m with 21stproject, the editor does not matter. A CMS should not change users coding without permission. Even if our html is horrible we have the ‘right’ to use it 😉

    Tomatoma, absolutely, it kills me, seriously, I absolutely love wordpress, it’s only been a few days since I’ve started using it and I’ve even looked under the hood and tore the default theme apart and what not, but the editor?

    It’s embarrassing, it makes me want to go back to trying to use Blogger.

    It cant be a big ask right? I just want an editor that lets ME do the editing. That’s all.

    And yes, I am running version 2.03, I just checked the download folder.

    I did this by logging on as admin, going under users and checking off the box that said “Use the visual rich editor when writing”

    Just to confirm: You unchecked it, right?

    Yes HandySolo, here’s the settings I have;

    Unchecked- Use the visual rich editor when writing

    Unchecked- Users should use the visual rich editor by default

    Unchecked- Convert emoticons like 🙂 and 😛 to graphics on display

    Unchecked- WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically

    Any ideas, anyone? I’m starting to despair

    Operating without a clue as to what you’re actually doing in that outside editor… seems like maybe it would be good to know!

    So, what’s an example of what you’re putting in your posts?

    My blog is found here;

    I copied the html from here;

    I switched the blog back to the un-tampered default theme just so there’s less variables to look at. I tried to find my first post, one that had no tables with less confusing code but I can’t seem to find it.

    oooooh. goodness, now I see it. So WP is adding a </p> for some <td> elements when another element comes up first.

    Hmm, there was a recent discussion here about modifying or disabling “autop”. I think searching for that one might be relevant.

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