January 13, 2010

A Common Problem and a Simple Solution

Filed under: ScribeFire, Troubleshooting, WordPress -- Christopher Finke @ 08:42pm

One of the most common bugs reported for ScribeFire is a variation on this theme:

“When I post to WordPress, all of the HTML is stripped out. e.g., <br /> appears as ‘br /’.”

This is not a bug in ScribeFire; rather, it is a bug in a piece of software called PHP that is used to run your blogging software.

The (hard) solution to this bug is to get your Web host to upgrade their version of PHP to version 5.2.9 or greater. If that’s not possible, you can fix it yourself by installing this WordPress plugin.

Thanks to all of the ScribeFire users that have reported this problem, and thanks as well to the other users that supplied links to the fixes.