HTML error, all blog page elements gone...

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I just got this error message 8 times, and now all the HTML elements on my blog page are G-O-N-E. "Invalid component id 'I133'. Cannot find component HTML" What's up with that?
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Ann

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Kershnee

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Hi Ann,

The reason you are getting these error messages is mainly due to invalid HTML code being added to the page. Please refer to the following section in a tutorial on how to resolve the issue - http://www.yola.com/tutorials/site-no...

Please try out the steps and if you are still having issues please let us know.
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Also - I just posted a new blog entry, and that's when this happened - I subsequently deleted the blog post and all my elements returned....creeepy.
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It seems as though this blog post was causing the issues. It probably contained some invalid code that caused these issues.
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OK, well I just typed in in word and copied it into the blog manager using the "new post" function. Does this mean there's invalid code in my website setup?
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If you copy and paste directly from MS Word then these problems will arise.

Copying and pasting directly from a program like MS Word, emails or other webpages is one of the easiest ways to destroy your site. When you copy and paste directly from these sources, there is hidden formatting in the text that can cause the page to break.
* Your page will not load in the site builder. This might not happen initially but your page will break at some point.

* Content on the page might not be editable.

* Inconsistent appearance of your text in different browsers.

* Text and images appear "jumbled" and do not display the way you laid them out.

* Other elements of the style may break, such as the menu links.

* You may be unable to access various site builder functions, such as saving or publishing.

Here's how to resolve this issue:
* Copy the content from the MS Word Document or external source.

* Paste the content into a program like Notepad. All Windows computers have this program. You can find it under: "Start --> Accessories".

* If you are using an Apple Mac, you can make use of TextEdit for this purpose. TextEdit will be available in your Finder under "Applications". Please note that if you use TextEdit, you must select the "Plain Text" option after you paste. Go to: "Format --> Make Plain Text."
* Notepad or TextEdit will simply strip out any unwanted formatting and you can then safely copy and paste the text into the text widget.

* You can then use the Yola text editor to format your text as desired.

Please refer to the following tutorial for more info on this - http://www.yola.com/tutorials/site-no...
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Hmm - I've viewed the tutorial, deleted the offending blog post, and converted my MS word copy to plain text. When I try to re-post from TextEdit, it shows that the code is still corrupt.

Do I need to delete the page now and start over? What will happen to my previous posts?

Thanks so much
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Hi Ann - would you mind posting a link to your blog page so that we can take a look?
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That would be so helpful...http://www.apwhitehurst.com/apw-creat...
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Hi Ann - when I look at the source of your first blogpost (click on the blog post and then right-click > view source), I am able to see a whole lot of MS Word code. this means that it's still there and affecting your page.

Can you try removing all of the text in the blog post, (you can also click on the HTML button in the blog post to make sure you've removed all of the code) and then paste the stripped text into the post? Republish your site and hopefully it will solve the problem. You should do this for all blog posts that have been copied from MS Word.
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I feel like such a tool for copying rich text code into the blog - but I guess you live and learn. ;)

I've updated all the posts with plain text and reformatted using the blog manager, and it WORKED!!

Thanks, Yola - I'll never copy from Word again. ;)
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That's great news! Thank you for letting us know that it's all worked out :)