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Bugs In the Wild: WYSIWYG in WordPress Edition

Posted by Steve on April 22, 2009

I ran into this issue when creating my post for importing/exporting individual tables in MySQL. The issue resolves around the principal of WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get).

For one of the MySQL commands it was necessary to have two dashes (or minuses) next to each other, as can be seen in my the post mentioned above.  In the WordPress text editor displayed the two dashes properly in both the visual and HTML views, but after I had published the post, the two dashes where displayed (and when copied acted) as a single dash! For example the character in the quotation is seen as two dashes in the editor “–” but as can be clearly seen it is displayed as a single dash.

I tried for a while to resolve the issue, but I ended up just spacing out the dashes, like so “- -“, so that it could be seen that there were actually two dashes.

I feel this falls under a WYSIWYG type issue as in the text editor I was able to see the two dashes properly, but then when the post was published the same thing was not displayed therefore what I was seeing n the editor was not what I got in the post.


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Bugs in the Wild: WordPress Total Views

Posted by Steve on February 21, 2008

There was a bug that I noticed today (as well as in the past few months) right here in wordpress. There seems to be an issue with the ‘Best Day’ and ‘Total view’ count on the blog stats page.

As can be seen in the attached picture, it says that my best day was ‘ Saturday September 23rd 2006’. This is impossible since I did not start this blog until September 2007. Furthermore the Total view count is terribly low, it is marked as 35, when I know for a fact I have many times received 35 views in a single day.

I find it odd that this bug has been present for about 2 months or so now. The problem is intermittent though. I have seen days were it actually has been fixed and does display the correct numbers. I also am very curious as to how they calculate those numbers, because all of the information is available from different sources. There is a graph that displays page views per day and there is also a section where an actual count is given per post that you have made. It seems odd to me that these functions work properly but the one mentioned above does not. It just shows that because one similar feature works does not necessarily mean that all the related others will.


PS: I have done a little research and it appears tickets have been opened to let wordpress know of the issue.


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