I’ve been going nuts over this problem this week. As you can see in the screenshot below, when I publish to a WordPress blog (on my host, not wordpress.com), the angle brackets are dropped from the code.
This blog worked fine a week ago. The initial change was to switch from PHP4 to PHP5, a requirement for upgrading to WordPress version 3.2.1. I’m not sure if I tested at that point or immediately upgraded (likely).
This problem arises regardless of the editor I use. I prefer Windows Live Writer, but the same thing happens with a new installation of ScribeFire. But it gets worse: downgrading to PHP4 and rolling back to WP 3.1.4 did not fix the problem. Yes, going back to the previous setup did not fix the problem that did not exist in the previous setup.
The Test Two above is actually my 1000th test, but the second using an entirely new SQL db. The next step is a clean install of WordPress 3.2.1 (instead of an upgrade) – a completely new installation – but I don’t expect that to work.
Anybody have a clue about this? I went through the same upgrade process (activate PHP5 instead of PHP4, use WP’s native upgrade process) on a different host without a hitch (1and1). It *feels* like something on the host (fatcow), who is using a build of PHP5 that is 7 months older, for what that’s worth.
Brand new upload of WP 3.2.1. Empty MySQL database. PHP 5. Not working. I believe I have determined the problem is with Fatcow.