18 Feb 12 1:36 am
I have already got the TinyMCE plugin. When I select the following advanced option my formatting is not changed when I go to the HTML view and then come back to the Visual one:Stop removing the <p> and <br /> tags when saving and show them in the HTML editor
This will make it possible to use more advanced coding in the HTML editor without the back-end filtering affecting it much. However it may behave unexpectedly in rare cases, so test it thoroughly before enabling it permanently. Also line breaks in the HTML editor would still affect the output, in particular do not use empty lines, line breaks inside HTML tags or multiple <br /> tags.
However, it becomes hard to actually see where anything is in the HTML view since it is now just one great block of text.
The fact is that everything was working fine until a couple of days ago and then something changed. But I don't know what happened.
I was using the non-breaking space after a paragraph break to create the appearance of a second blank line between the paragraph and a following heading (it does not look very good if there is only one blank line). When I first started with Wordpress, I tried to just hit enter a couple of times to create to blank lines, however it always automatically was reduced to one when I updated the post.
I found that adding the non-breaking space after a paragraph created the extra space that I wanted (even if this is not the purpose of the non-breaking space).
Unfortunately now Wordpress automatically removes both the extra space and the original blank line when I either go to the HTML view, update the post, or preview the post.