Yesterday I made a blog post and included an iframe in the post. I saved and everything looked okay; but I later got a complaint that someone couldn't comment or recommend my post. Indeed, when I looked at the post, the entire bottom of the page was gone! I went into edit mode to check out the problem, but the edit box was only a couple pixels high and there were no buttons to do anything to the post. It was stuck!
It's great to have the freedom to post HTML and
open HTML tag. In my case, I had written <iframe /> rather
Unfortunately there is no easy way to recover this by yourself, and in many cases you should contact Bob Leah or Nick Poore; they have a tool to edit such broken posts. But I wanted to fix it myself, so I spent a few minutes going through the code and seeing what I could do. In the end, I succeeded at recovering my post on my own!
Next, go to the edit page of your post. We are going to find the contents of your post, fix them, and then simulate clicking the "save" button with Firebug.
View the source of the page (View > Page Source or Ctrl+U). Search for div id="richEditor" and look slightly before that. The end of your post is just before the </div> or </div> (depending on your browser), which is just before the search string. You'll need to copy the entire contents of your post, so highlight from this end until you reach the beginning of your post; copy and paste it into a separate notepad.
document.weblogEntryFormEx.text.value="YOUR POST HERE";
Whew. Now, be very careful next time you write HTML; make sure to close every open tag!
Recovering a Blog Post with Bad HTML
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