💬 Clean Google Doc Cut/Paste into WordPress Editor

Replied to Clean Google Doc Cut/Paste into WordPress Editor by Tom Woodward (Bionic Teaching)
If you cut/paste from a Google Doc into the WordPress WYSIWYG editor you get more than I want. Mainly a bunch of inline CSS that sets the font weight (see below). This is a pain because it’s going to take priority in CSS land and undoing it by hand is a hassle.
This looks great Tom. This might resolve some of the junk code brought across from Blogger too? Will have to investigate.

8 responses on “💬 Clean Google Doc Cut/Paste into WordPress Editor”

  1. It could do that. Essentially, you just choose the kind of things code/styles/html you want to remove and it’ll do it. I did a poor job of explaining how it’d work but if you share some sample dirty code, I’ll make another post explaining how you’d do that.

    1. Tom, here is an extract of text from one of my Blogger posts brought across to WordPress:

      <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">This was all brought to the fore with the recent passing of my mother. It is a strange experience being told that there is no more treatment that they can do, that the cancer is terminal. On the one hand, the doctor gives some indicative date, while others talk about how they were told that there was nothing that could be done for them and that was over ten years ago. Subsequently, every time that I saw my mum in the last few weeks of her life, I was never sure if it would be the final time. A part of you realises this, however I feel that there is also something inside that simply denies that it will never happen. This is something that I have written about elsewhere (<a href="http://readwriterespond.com/?p=82" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">'Denial Never Worked for No-One'</a>).</span></div>

      I have started adding additional microformats to some of my posts, would the code as you have it strip those? If so, would I simply need to add them to the code?

      Also on:

  2. It removes/leaves whatever you want. The way it’s set up at the moment removes any inline styles and HTML elements that don’t match the whitelist. I think it’d do pretty well against the HTML you posted. Note that it only works on cut/paste into the WYSIWYG editor (which I see as a feature because I could still write those elements in manually if I wanted).

    The white list is below but you can add whatever you’d like to it.
    var whitelist = ‘p,b,strong,i,em,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6,ul,li,ol,a,href’;

    The explicit things to remove are here- id, class, style . . .
    stripped.find(‘*’).removeAttr(‘id’).removeAttr(‘class’).removeAttr(‘style’);

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