WordPress Won't Back off my XHTML :( (4 posts)

  1. sikhyouth
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Please could you tell me how to stop WordPress from forecfully manipulating the code in posts that I make? I don't have the "automatically edit improperly nested tags" option checked, but WordPress continues to stubbornly fudge up my XHTML over and over. I try to put line breaks or horizontal rules or borders or other tags, and wordpress replaces them with divs and p tags. P tags?!

  2. Yes, paragraph tags. They are preferred over multiple line breaks in pretty much all cases.

    Anyway, check out /wp-includes/default-filters.php and look for "wpautop". That's the line break to paragraph tags filter.

  3. sikhyouth
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wonderful. Thank you very much. What function does the BalanceTags filter serve?

  4. sikhyouth
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Eek. Didn't work. Removed wpautop filter and formatting of 100's of previous blog posts became p-less. I wish I could edit the filter itself. Sometimes p tags don't make the line breaks like line breaks do, that is just the problem.

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