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Bruce Gust
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How do I fix "unexpected content" without losing the whole page?

I've got a completed Wordpress page with all kinds of bells and whistles that looks great, but when I went to edit it, I got this:

The thing that has me concerned, is the way the page looks right now:

I tried to get the scroll bar pictured so you can see this is more than a couple thousand words and it's a lot of work. So, when I encounter something that says, "...this block contains unexpected content..." and nothing is showing up afterwards, I get nervous.

On top of that, I did click on the "resolve" button, but none of my content was displayed afterwards.

Bottom line: I'm scared to death that I'm going to lose several hours of work by unwittingly clicking on a button that's going to update my page in a way that omits a bunch of content. 

How do I fix this?


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David Favor

8/22/2022 - Mon
David Favor

Likely you'll find my comment annoying.

The problem is almost surely due to you using a Page Builder, in your case Advanced Page Builder.

Page Builder != Cashflow

They always cause problems.

The specific error above suggests... maybe... you never know with page builders... maybe... the problem relates to the dangling content...

2) Deep Dive

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If you consider this error message, the likely cause is this text has no surrounding HTML tag, like a <p> or <div> or <li>... at least this seems to be what's being communicated by the error.

I personally avoid Page Builders like the plague... and starting point might be to click the Resolve button, then step through whatever fixes are suggested.
Bruce Gust

Hey, David!

When I click on "Resolve," I get this:

Regardless if I click on "Convert to HTML" or "Convert to Blocks," nothing seems to change and I'm not allowed to see any more of my content.

In other words, regardless of what I do, nothing's being resolved and I can't see any of my other content.

I'm stuck!

How do I get unstuck?
David Favor

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Bruce Gust


I'm sorry for dragging my feet in getting back to you! It turns out I did have some bogus HTML syntax and when I fixed that, it was good to go!

Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
David Favor

Glad you got this figured out!

You're welcome!