It’s still regarding posting problem I asked here. I think I’ve figured it out, so I’m posting again to prove that the remedy I performed really fixed the problem. I can’t however explain the detail of the problem, the premises, and the plan. But I will. Up to this point, I saved (without publishing) the post, and the problem happened again. So I did what I thought needed to do. Saved it again, and voila, the problem’s gone! Let me publish this first, so we can really see how it’s displayed on the blog. I’ll continue later.
Update: I have confirmed that the problem was really fixed, no more code shown up in the post. And here is the full story. (Please be patient if you’re reading this now as I’m updating the post).
The response from Marianne of WP support came quick. She told me that she fixed the code and confirmed that the code didn’t show up after refreshing it a few times. I confirmed as well her claim after visiting the post. The thing is the code showed up again after some minor edit (purposely tested). Now, there’s a little clue. So I wrote a couple of posts in sequence to conclude that the code shown up after two or more edits. Below is the screenshots of the two posts (both are now private).
I wrote a last testing post, trying to figure out what was happening. As I was worried, it turned out that the code kept showing up in the post, and I failed to make some conclusion. So I reported that the problem persisted back to the support. I got a reply from Alex with interesting hint. Here is the excerpt (hope Alex doesn’t mind):
This script provides functionality to display custom tool tips upon hovering the mouse over an object on the page. It’s meant as an alternative to the standar tool tips of the browsers. When I pointed the cursor to the exmple object on the page, it displayed a fancy tool tips that reminded me right away of HyperBK, a bookmark extension for Firefox (I use version 3.0b5).
Finding this fact, I checked my extensions directory and opened the file firstname.lastname@example.org/install.rdf to make sure. The line read <em:contributor>Tooltip – Emrah BASKAYA (www.hesido.com)</em:contributor> convinced me that HyperBK was involved. Now, how to fix this? I’m not a heavy user of HyperBK, yet I don’t want to abandon or disable the extension just like that. Fortunately, it has preferences we can tweak. In the HyperBK Specific Prefs section, there’s a part called Webpage Links Tooltips, along with two checked options: Mark Bookmarked Links and Mark on same path as Bookmark. I unchecked both of them, closed the browser, and opened the browser again.
Back to the editor again, I removed the script and saved the post. The script didn’t comeback. It didn’t show up when displaying the post. I edited and saved and displayed, over and over, to convince myself, but the script kept hiding somewhere. So that’s it. I was sure I fixed the problem. That’s all there’s to it. The only thing left is that how the code popped up on my page. What was the trigger. I can’t decide whether the bug relies in the script or in the extension. Or, the script is simply incompatible with 3.0b5. I plan to write to both the authors of MultiPopup script and HyperBK extension, as I have more time.
For now, I’m happy that the problem is gone, hopefully for good. I thank to the fellow WP users responsed me in the forum, specially the WP support team members. Thank you!