I have noticed that my TinyMCE editor in Wordpress MU 2.9.2 loses text after a double space when you save a blog post. This is a problem because some users habitually use two spaces after a period.

In these two examples, there are two spaces between "test" and "test":

  • "test test" ("test__test") becomes "test" when the blog is saved
  • "test test, the rest of my long blog post" ("test__test,_the_rest_of_my_long_blog_post") becomes "test" when the blog is saved


I updated to WP 3.2.1 and can confirm that this is still an issue.

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    First: Update (for lot's of reasons).
    – kaiser
    Oct 12, 2011 at 17:59
  • Please update or confirm that you can reproduce this on latest WP version. Otherwise this would be somewhat moot.
    – Rarst
    Oct 12, 2011 at 21:11
  • Question edited... though if there is no simple fix, or am I further convinced to, I will try updating WP Oct 13, 2011 at 0:10
  • I updated to 3.2.1 and confirm that this is still an issue Oct 13, 2011 at 17:38
  • @SomewhereThere - this is not normal behavior, try disabling plugins and switching to default theme to determine what's causing this.
    – Milo
    Oct 13, 2011 at 17:50

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Problem solved:

In 2.9.2 under "New Blog Defaults", the field "Encoding for pages and feeds" was blank and should have been UTF-8. When I updated this field on all blogs, the problem went away.

In 3.2.1 you can edit this value on a blog by blog basis on the reading settings page: /wp-admin/options-reading.php. I'm not sure what the default value for new blogs in 3.2.1 is, or if there is somewhere to change the default, but I'm guessing it is UTF-8

  • could you please explain where you find "New Blog Defaults" .... it seems that I also need to set my UTF to 8 but I don't know how or where.
    – user18845
    Aug 3, 2012 at 21:51
  • see my edits above Aug 7, 2012 at 17:36

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