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Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#28525 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Wordpress (TinyMCE) eats up paragraph tags if you leave the post, then go back to it

Reported by: archon810's profile archon810 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 3.9.1
Component: TinyMCE Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


On two of my sites (at least using Chrome stable), I've been noticing random loss of paragraphs where text separated by just new p tags gets merged into a single paragraph. If the separators are images, the paragraphs don't get joined, so it's only for text as simple as


This makes entire posts unreadable due to them becoming a wall of text.

To reproduce:

  • load any post with multiple consecutive paragraphs.
  • leave the page by going to another site, for example press View post.
  • press Back in your browser and observe the paragraphs merged after TinyMCE loads. Sometimes you may need to leave the page twice, but for the most part, once is enough, in my testing.

I've tried on two different sites, one that disables autop and one that doesn't, and both are affected.

This is a pretty serious issue because it's destructive, so I'm inclined to give it a high priority, if I could.

I'm going to attach several images comparing before and after.

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After leaving the page and coming back to it, paragraphs merged

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Change History (4)

10 years ago

Original text

10 years ago

After leaving the page and coming back to it, paragraphs merged

#1 @archon810
10 years ago

  • Severity changed from normal to major

#2 @azaozz
10 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Duplicate of #28037.

Unfortunately Chrome doesn't care about autocomplete="off". It keeps "auto-filling" the editor textarea regardless... Only solution known to work for now is to set autocomplete="off" on the whole form.

Version 0, edited 10 years ago by azaozz (next)
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