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WordPress 2.3.1 editing problems

I upgraded to WordPress 2.3.1 because it was a “security” upgrade, meaning that after the One True Upgrade was released, people found holes in it. But I’m now experiencing very peculiar editing problems (that naturally mess with my ability to do my presentation through WordPress… Satan is in my software this week).

The big problem is “mushing.” If I try a series of paragraphs:

Now is the time for all good men

Bananas are fun to throw at monkeys

I like cheese, toasted mostly

Sometimes the list “sticks,” and sometimes it doesn’t; sometimes the words scrunch together into one paragraph. And sometimes the space between a period and the first letter of the next word gets mushed together as well.

I haven’t seen this reported anywhere… I don’t have any administrative plugins… grrrrr.

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  1. Laura wrote:

    We have all kinds of weird things on 2.3—mostly that sometimes, for no apparent reason, you can’t use the visual editor anymore–you just get a blank screen. Strange, strange.

    Monday, November 5, 2007 at 6:32 pm | Permalink
  2. WoW!ter wrote:

    Karen, I have not seen them on other blogs yet. I hesitated to upgrade whilst just starting another blog. Gald I didn’t follow trough

    Monday, November 5, 2007 at 7:00 pm | Permalink
  3. nOs wrote:

    Me too, that’s how I came across this page while googling. Is it just a problem with 2.3? It’s extremely annoying to add code to the “code” tab and having it removed everytime i switch to the visual side. Is this typical of WordPress? 2.3 is my first version…….about to bail on it. Horrible.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 5:51 am | Permalink
  4. WoW!ter, this problem is most evident on the editing side… and it’s intermittent. nOs, I won’t twist your arm on WordPress though before 2.3.1 I felt life was pretty good.

    I was also bothered by how heavily WordPress bandwagoned the 2.3* release without adequately warning users how it would break so many plugins, and now it sounds as if it were not adequately tested.

    I’m waiting (one beat, two beats) for someone to say “but it’s free.” ;-)

    Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 8:45 am | Permalink
  5. Chris wrote:

    I am experiencing the same problem! I installed a new copy of WP 2.3.1 last night and have the same problem. Its a fresh install. Can I go back somehow or will WP sort this out sharpish. I am using a Mac, editing with Safari. I wonder is it browser based??

    Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 4:51 pm | Permalink
  6. I’m also having this problem and upon googling it I’ve seen that there are numerous people with this incident. The last thing that i would ever want to do is have to downgrade because I love the improvements that have actually been made to wordpress in 2.3 however, I have a multi-user blog setup for usage in the entire state of Missouri and while I am knowledgeable of coding and such, the vast majority of contributers to the site are not and this is a very annoying issue. Do you know if anyone is working on a fix, whether they’re from the actual WP developement team or not?

    Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 9:26 pm | Permalink
  7. Tyler, I don’t know if anyone is working on a fix, but I’m glad to at least have this validated. Tomorrow I will try to figure out how to contact someone on the core development team.

    Chris, I’m using Firefox on XP, and have also seen this in IE… it’s not browser-based, it’s not theme-based, it’s not (as far as I can tell) plugin based. eek.

    Tyler, if you post some of those links let me know; I’ll watch askimet and pull out the post :-)

    Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 8:00 pm | Permalink
  8. Neal Patel wrote:

    I had the same problem. The workaround that I am using is to edit my user profile where there is a checkbox labelled “Use Visual Editor”. I cleared this checkbox and am just using the Code editor. Not as nice, but at least I can edit my entries now.

    Hope this helps.

    Friday, December 7, 2007 at 2:29 pm | Permalink
  9. Neal, thanks. That narrows the field of what’s causing it, too.

    Friday, December 7, 2007 at 2:41 pm | Permalink
  10. Alan wrote:

    Similar editing problems with my sites. It also seems that lower access users have more problems with crazy automatic code changes and image deletions, etc…

    This is frustrating, WordPress was so stable in the past, I am sorry I upgraded.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 2:04 am | Permalink

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