Tagged: paragraph spacing
January 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm #14397
Any one else have trouble with the paragraph spacing as input on the edit post area matching what is actually published? I'm having trouble with extra spaces here and no spaces there when they are all supposed to be simply double spaced. Here's my site. I am using the Prose theme.January 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm #14403January 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm #14404
I see them, but if I delete them and save the post, they come back!January 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm #14407
Are you by any chance pasting large blocks of formatted text (with pictures etc.) from Word or some other source?
I took a quick look at a couple of your blog posts and I see a ton of extra HTML (like span and line-break and div tags) and very strange formatting (like using an HTML table to center an image, instead of the WordPress built-in image-alignment classes). All those extra tags and tables are overriding the default paragraph spacing, and when you try to manually adjust the spacing after the fact by adding paragraph breaks or line breaks in the WordPress edit post field, it is probably making the spacing even more unbalanced.
Manually cleaning up your in-page HTML might take longer than re-creating posts (pasting unformatted text and then using WordPress to format it and add images, or using the Paste from Word button). It depends on how much content you have.
January 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm #14409
I am making the switch from blogger to wordpress and imported the posts from blogger....all 375+ posts. So you are saying I have to retype it all?! Yikes! That's awful!January 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm #14453January 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm #14470
Well, the HTML formatting is there on the original blogger blog, so it imported correctly. It's not an artifact of importing. I don't know if the new plugin that Brad mentioned can somehow strip extra HTML, but if it could, that would make it worth it to re-import.
But if that's not possible and you're stuck with extra HTML, I guess I'd say that it's probably not worth it to spend the time to clean up everything so it's perfect -- just fix up the most recent (or most popular, or most important) few posts and then make sure formatting is working the way you want for new posts going forward. The spacing issues are probably more noticeable to you than they are to your visitors 🙂
January 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm #14831
I used this plugin to import. Brad, is there a site I can go to to review your plugin. All I got was a download file.January 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm #14836
I've tested the plugin (not mine) on a real import and understand its in Beta but also co developed by Automattic staff.
Here's the tutorial i wrote.
There's also some content about the Core Control plugin on that page but you shouldn't need to install it.
There's also a link on that post about redirecting urls from Blogger to WordPress which i tested and worked fine.
Never suffered any formatting problems.
January 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm #14917
That plugin sounds great, and it really fills a need (the importing of images).
But if it imports the HTML in posts from Blogger, it's not going to fix your formatting problems, Kat. All that extra HTML was already there in the Blogger posts. The only true fix is cleaning up the HTML (or somehow extracting plain text and images from Blogger, which has the same net effect). I'm sorry, because I know that's a sucktastic amount of manual work 🙁
January 25, 2013 at 7:55 pm #14931
Thanks Wendy...for the empathy. 😉 I figured surely there was an easier way to do this since I'm not the first in the land to switch from blogger to wordpress but aw well.
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