Wordpress Has Gone Nuts?

Last Update: February 03, 2018

I have just spent 2 hours writing a blog post. First, it was written in a doc and copy/pasted into the WP editor. I have been doing this for years. Today, every time I save the post, the fonts change in a few paragraphs here and there.

Over and over, even though I go back and copy paste those sections.

I updated the WP version. Restarted the computer. Trashed the post and started again. For a few minutes all went well. Then on the third Save it happened again.

Anyone else ever see this behaviour?

Update 02/02/18: Thanks to all below! My main goal in writing was to have a larger font. Only yesterday did my copy/paste from a doc start losing format in the WP editor. Not just the font, but sentence structure as well.

I have solved the font size issue with Marion Black's video cited below.

It is not a theme issue.

Today I will clear format in my doc and paste it into the Site Content editor. Then when it is in WP we'll see what happens with the formatting which I will have to do finish manually at that point, because there is no bullet option.

My next post I will write in the Site Content editor. See how that goes.

Does anyone know if the images in the Site Content Editor are compressed and sized well?

45 minutes later: A complete waste of time. I cleared format in my doc, copy/pasted into Site Content Editor, manually formatted it again, then copy/pasted into WP editor. The formatting went all over the place and even as I fixed it, it kept losing the formatting.

I have just spent 8 hours on one blog post. And it's just a big mess. None of this was going on day before yesterday, whether I used Libre Office or Word. Wt? Now off to work, I'll catch up later.

The trouble with writing from the get-go into the Site Content Editor is there are no line spacing options, neither are there any in the WP editor. So there will always be time spent manually formatting. Images made in Canva have to be loaded into the WP editor anyway - so I hope I can get back to doing what I was doing 2 days ago, which was quick and effective.

Later peeps!


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MKearns Premium
So far theme possibility rules!
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DianneBee Premium
I checked this by pasting the same post into different sites - 2 are the same theme and the third is different. But the same phenomenon occurred.
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Swangirl Premium
I have not had this happen since I type directly in Wordpress. I do not copy in text. I know this doesn't help you but it works fine for me!

I know people want to have a copy saved elsewhere but I would suggest you could copy and paste into word at the end after you create it in Wordpress.

Jessica
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DianneBee Premium
Problem is I like a much bigger font. I started using a bigger font a while ago and I think the site looks so much better. And I just checked (I haven't posted since November) and yes it worked then.
Thanks!
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DEversley Premium
Use this to paste from Word
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DianneBee Premium
Thank you!

...OK so that pasted in with the whole thing in a different font. This works on other blogs so maybe it's the theme.
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DEversley Premium
Don't copy text from Word. When you do, a lot of extra HTML is added to WP. Copy in plaintext or use SiteContent.

David
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DianneBee Premium
Ah-ha! I should have cleared formatting before I started writing. Those "little things"!....

Nope that didn't work either. I started again and saved. Then put the images in and fonts changed.
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DEversley Premium
Try clearing your browsing data (cache)
Ctrl + Shift+Del
David
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DianneBee Premium
Thanks - did. Still same problem. Maybe I'll clear all history, restart and go from the beginning.
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Shweta10mg Premium
I relate with the extreme differences in word and Wordpress but not with the crashing phenomenon.
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