27. May 2007 · Comments Off on Autocorrect = automistake: the WordPress text editor · Categories: Technologies

When I pasted some embed code for a YouTube video into the code view and then flipped back to Visual view for final tweaking – the code broke. 

WordPress’s editor was changing the “em” in embed to “i” — mistaking it for the tag for italics!  To make it work, I had to paste the code into code view and publish.  I was SOOO proud I figured this out by myself (and I’m sure Paul was relieved I didn’t have to tap him yet again).

Quick update: it breaks the code in object embeds too – such as YouTube videos!  To make ’em work, get everything else in your post in, then go to Code view and paste in the code — then make sure you’ve selected the category you want and get out of your article.

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