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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    It converted the less than and greater than signs you typed in your post into & lt; and & gt;, respectively. If you are using the “visual rich editor”, then yes, it will do that. You can click the HTML button in that editor to directly edit the HTML of your post, or you can use the editor as it was intended, by typing just the text and applying the formatting using the buttons at the top of the editor.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    Not using visual rich editor, and problem exists when typing HTML in directly.

    I’ll try the plug-in, but in case it doesn’t work I can edit the appropriate files.

    Didn’t work. I’ve switched character coding to ISO 8859-1. Now I need to switch WP coding to ISO 8859, but I am really not sure as to how that’s done. I know it involves Option-Reading and a text field currently containing “UTF-8”, but I won’t proceed without -clear- instructions. (Call me excessively cautious, I just don’t feel like screwing up my blog.)

    UPDATE!

    I got bold! I got daring! (_He set up a test blog. Still hasn’t figured out what ‘backticks’ are. 🙂 Shut up, Emily.)

    Changing character coding turns out to be very simple. (You could’ve told me this? 🙂 ) So I changed character coding for my test blog, and now (X)HTML works in posts.

    To change WordPress character coding you (_Change the + to -, and the – to +!_)

    (EMILY!)

    (_MY NAME IS FRANK-EN-SHTEIN!_)

    Excuse me while I kill a dinosaur…

    Didn’t work. Turns out certain plug-ins and themes and crap like that there won’t load when WP is using ISO-8859-1 for character coding. They only work with UTF-8.

    Some people must perforce use older computers that can’t properly handle UTF-8. Please keep that in mind.

    As much as it ever will be. Close this thread.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Some people must perforce use older computers that can’t properly handle UTF-8. Please keep that in mind.

    Huh? All PC’s can use UTF-8. It’s identical to ISO-8859-1 for the first 120 characters or so.

    The issue mentioned in the topic title (XHTML) and the character encoding (utf-8) are two different things and have nothing to do with each other.

    Just a note about encoding: if you have posts written in a certain encoding – never switch to another character set because it will screw up your website.

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