The mighty Backslash
I encountered an issue recently with a technical post in which I had used ‘backslash – \’ and for some reason after I published the post (and I tried numerous times after changing it), WordPress would remove the backslash.
Confused, I searched online and I saw this to be a normal function and expected behaviour. But for a techie that’s unacceptable. So I posted on twitter and luckily got a reply from one WordPress user. I was told I had to switch to an html editor or disable the visual editor . Even when I tried to switch to text editor it wouldn’t work. Finally, I downloaded a plugin called ‘Disable Visual Editor WYSIWYG’ and it allowed me the flexibility to pick and choose which posts I would disable the visual editor on.
Note that you still need to use “& # 092;” (without spaces – added a space to avoid getting the code converted to the icon) in the text editor as a replacement for backslash.
Because in normal scenarios the visual editor works great. So I am sharing this information just in case it helps someone else.
I might be late to the party here so my apologies in advance. But wordpress users can stop doing the manual backup and choose a plugin like BackupWP Free, which allows you to backup the entire wordpress site with database to S3 and other cloud platforms. That is nice because I already have an S3 account and as long as you are reasonable with data volumes there is hardly anything to pay for. So I configured my backup.
Ran into one issue – the backup would keep failing. Problem was that I had enabled multi-part backup in the configuration. So disable that and things should work fine.
Besides that, happy blogging.