[wp-hackers] HTML in the visual editor

Andrew Ozz admin at laptoptips.ca
Fri Oct 28 16:42:18 UTC 2011

On 28/10/2011 8:53 AM, Marcus Pope wrote:
> To say that
> embedding text (be it textual representations of code, or general
> words of speech) in the visual editor is "doing it wrong" because
> wordpress has a deficiency in handling it is all about perspective.

Not sure what exactly you're trying to do but neither TinyMCE nor 
WordPress have problem in handling pasted code in the visual editor.

> But my main gripe is that when I spend a bunch of effort to markup a
> post in HTML, it shouldn't be mangled and ripped apart just because I
> want to preview it in the Visual tab.

This is a misconception: the visual editor is a _text_ editor, not HTML 
IDE thing. It works similarly to MS Word or OO Writer and uses HTML code 
for formatting the text the same way other text editors use xml. If you 
prefer to code the HTML by hand or other means, you shouldn't use it.

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