Do you ever copy and paste content into your WordPress website from a document or email? Most of us regularly enjoy the use of copy/paste throughout our lives; when sending emails, writing articles, or creating presentations. However, in the case of Content Management Systems such as Wordpress, copying and pasting content from external sources is not always the time-saving solution we have come to depend on.
You may have noticed when you copy and paste content into your Wordpress Page or Post, that you also bring over unintended hidden content in the form of extraneous formatting, styles, and code. The styles on a WordPress website are managed using WordPress themes and ‘stylesheets’. These include the font, spacing, links and text color, and serve to provide consistency throughout the site. Copying and pasting content into WordPress can interfere with these intended styles by bringing over unwanted formatting from the copied document.
Worse, it is often not possible to see these formatting interlopers in the page editor, as they are concealed by the underlying HTML. That hidden formatting can have dire consequences for your site including:
Style issues (making the text styles deviate from the rest of your website)
Technical difficulties (your blocks might behave differently in different browsers and devices)
Loading problems (bloated code will make your website loading time slower)