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WordPress visual editor mangling sourcecode

I tend to post quite a bit of sourcecode, such as bash scripts and PHP scripts. I use the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin to highlight and colorize the sourcecode, as well as make it easy to copy.

Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that the WordPress built-in visual editor does a great job of mangling the code, especially by HTML-escaping certain characters.

I’ve found that installing the TinyMCE Advanced plugin has fixed the cause of it, as well as providing a ‘replace’ function which I can quickly use to clean up previously-mangled code.

I’ve gone through my posts and hopefully corrected any previously mangled sourcecode. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has brought a piece to my attention.

I strongly recommend the above plugins.

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