I ran into a problem with the WYSIWYG. To me it is an annoyance. To less tech savvy endusers quite an issue.
It occurs when the user inserts an image which has any caption. After adding the WYSIWYG-cursor is stuck inside the caption with no way to click beneath and continue writing text. The problem occurs only with captioned images because of the different markup.
How to reproduce with a new post or page
1. Start a new empty post.
2. Use insert/Upload image to pick any image
3. Write a caption text
4. to insert the image into your WYSIWYG
It is also possible to reproduce with an existing page. Just insert a captioned image at the very bottom.
Now your cursor is stuck.
A good workaround (imho) would involve adding a dummy
<p> </p>into the WYSYWIG after the inserted image. That way the user gets an element to click on and move the cursor inside it. I’d need some help to accomplish this. Where can I edit the default insert code of WordPress WYSIWYG?
Another workaround was suggested on wordpress.com. It involves switching to html view so I don’t find very satisfying. My endusers should not have to switch to html. It is confusing for the non tech savvy and error prone.
The root cause is tinyMCE so I guess applies to any WordPress setup. My environment however is:
WordPress 3.3.1. | Supercache plugin, nothing else | Default WYSIWYG | FireFox 10 / IE9 | Apache 2.2.x | PHP 5.3.9
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