In my last post, I used a lot of code examples in HTML, WordPress’ Shortcode, and the WordPress Video Plugin’s codes. If you have ever tried this before, you quickly realize that WordPress will immediately process the code as actual code that you want to implement, making the text that are your examples disappear, and actually implementing them. This is extremely frustrating.
For example, I just wanted to post the general format for the code to embed a youtube video useing the WordPress Video Plugin:
Instead, I got this:
As you can see, WordPress immediately implemented the code.
How do you stop this?
Install the Raw HTML Plugin.
After you install the Raw HTML Plugin, if you want to have the code not get implemented, enclose that code in raw tags:
[raw] your code [/raw]
Now, there are at least two catches to this.
To actually make the code above appear on the screen and not get implemented, for:
I actually typed:
Catch Number 2: Do not use the “Visual” tab when editing your post. If you do, all of the entities that you carefully typed will disappear.
Raw HTML will not take care of everything for you, but it does make things much easier.