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Archive for February, 2010

WordPress editor adds unwanted HTML (p br)

In an effort to better perfect the WordPress engine, the developers may have gone a step too far in the wrong direction. WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS), even if it is a blog, and yet, in an effort to protect you from yourself, WordPress modifies your content for you.

It’s annoying, especially for those who know what’s going on. For those who really know what’s going on, they have to take time to combat such behavior  by writing a plugin.

One problem?

When you add an image to your content, you would do so by adding the following line:

<img src="image.jpg" alt="" />

However, WordPress doesn’t think that’s exactly what you want to do. They feel a correction is necessary, and so they modify your code as such:

<img src="blah.jpg" alt="" /><br />


It’s ridiculous, because this alone will prevent you from placing two images horizontal to each other, due to the BR insertion. Perhaps it’s a stroke of genius and I’m not swift enough to understand it. Of course, I realize some people actually need protection from themselves. You know, they might install a malicious plugin. Yet, is modifying content code the correct solution?

W3C you say? That’s fine, but leave the content to content creators and the engine to developers.

As of today, there is no simple solution to overcome this. Instead, a new plugin has been born created to override the WordPress “bugs.”  It’s called RAW HTML and gives you an inline option to avoid the WordPress fault.

If WordPress wants to keep and master this behavior, how about giving us an option, especially if we use the HTML editor and not the Visual editor?

What’s Running On Startup


Windows Run Command
The more software you install, the slower your computer seems to become, especially at Startup. Even if you uninstall applications, your computer is still just as pokey. Your question becomes, “How do I check what is running on Startup of my computer?” For those old timers back in the days of DOS, Startup programs were loaded into the AUTOEXEC.bat file. Later, in Windows 3.1 , Startup programs were found in the WIN.INI or SYSTEM.INI files. With the introduction of Windows 95 and all Windows based computers today, most, if not all, of the Startup programs or files are located in the system registry.
Windows Run Command
One tool that is built into the operating system is the MSCONFIG.exe application. This application allows users the ability to select a Startup option to help diagnose what applications might be affecting their computers’ performance. To launch the MSCONFIG.exe application, click “Start.” Next, depending on your operating system or style theme, you might need to click on “Run.” Finally, type in the command box: MSCONFIG.exe and press “OK” or “Enter” on your keyboard. The program will launch and display in the upper left corner System Configuration. There are five tabs located across the top of the window. A brief description and function of each one is provided. The “Boot” tab provides information and options for the booting process of your computer. The “Services” tab will display all services that are currently running or have stopped running. The “Startup” tab will display the applications that are loading on Startup, which application is in process, where the application is located as well as Startup parameters and the registry key.
With this information in hand, you have the ability to select the Startup options for your computer, which in turn should help you better control your PC’s Startup performance.

Maria Austin