Vinnie Vacca, Your Phoenix Real Estate Expert (HomeSmart)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

That little Tx button on the toolbar is important.

Select the text, hit the Tx button to remove the old formating, then format it the way you want it.


Aug 06, 2020 11:43 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent


Yes, sometimes I go back and fix it. 

Today in one post I have done it 4 times. :)

Aug 06, 2020 06:59 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I guess I should make a post and see if I have any problem so that I can better answer the questions that so often come up about problems with posting.

Aug 06, 2020 12:16 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

Most of answers are very helpful and positive. I am sure, next time it will be easier. Best of luck, Vinicio.

Aug 06, 2020 07:20 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Bypass the ActiveRain editors, and use old-fashioned HTML.

Aug 06, 2020 06:20 PM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

if you are copy and pasting you have to strip the code from everything before you edit size and color.


Aug 06, 2020 01:44 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

You have to learn how to use the editor correctly. If you are pasting out of Word you might have problems but others sometimes don't. What is happening is you have different font styles & different sizes. I can't write an entire tutorial on this as others have. 

Aug 06, 2020 01:09 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


All pictures are sized at 700.  Are you copying and pasting from Word or from some other source?  I have not had problems today, except for the site being wonky with 504 Gateway..A

Aug 06, 2020 01:01 PM
Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

Vinicio Vacca May I respectfully suggest that you stop wasting your time using other people's websites over which you have absolutely no control, and create your own over which you will have TOTAL control.

It's a hell of a lot less expensive than joining this or any other forum. And, you can get at least as much market attention, if you create good content.

If you need help, let me know. I'll help you, and I won't charge you a penny.

Aug 06, 2020 12:18 PM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

I use WordPress for my website and blog.  I have found that if I copy and paste code from WP to AR, it is mostly compatible, but I need to make some edits for image alignment.  I don't bother editing header font sizes.

For fast page loading on desktop and mobile devices, I don't use large-sized high-resolution images.

N.B. Content writers take note, make sure your website and blog content are tested and ADA compliant for web accessibility for people with disabilities.  The free WAVE browser plugin can detect many errors.

Aug 06, 2020 03:14 PM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

If you are copying and pasting from another program, chances are the formatting and colors will not paste correctly.

It's always best to start with non-formatted text (paste it in Notepad and copy it) and apply all the formatting in the AR editor.

Images wider than 700 pixels will be resized to 700 pixels.
Images smaller than 700 pixels will show at true size.

Aug 06, 2020 01:31 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It does happen. You can click the clear format button - last to the right on the second row of options when writing a post. Then click the size of font you want to use. 

Aug 06, 2020 01:21 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

AR has been experiencing tech issues all summer, there are several posts explaining it in detail.

Aug 06, 2020 01:11 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Bob Crane is more techy than me! Let's go with his solution.

Aug 07, 2020 06:15 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I had this problem every time, until recently. I had tried all the suggestions here and nothing worked. So here's what I now do....

First I write the post on my own website (a wordpress site). Then I use Firefox (not sure if it matters, but I have problems with Safari) and in AR, I hit "write post". Then I go back to my original wordpress post and copy the entire thing, but not from the "Visual" view. Instead, I copy from the "Text" view which has all the <strong><!--more--> etc words. 

When I get back to the AR new post section, I hit the source code option which looks like this <> and I paste my info.

Then I save the post. Then I change font to whatever I want, fix my paragraphs/formatting, and submit the post. And it's been perfect everytime.

Not sure if that will work for you, but it finally fixed the issues I was having.

Good luck!

Aug 07, 2020 05:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have some good suggestions. 

Many us us have daily problems.

Aug 07, 2020 10:55 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That little tx button in the editing toolbar is the key when we are copying and pasting from another program like Word.  If you write in notepad it still needs to be formatted - but easier to do by selecting all and changing the font and then bolding, underlining, and Htags.  

It's a real PITA for sure.  And among the many reasons why I rarely post here anymore. 

Aug 07, 2020 07:42 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You need to reformat them. Write and then highlight....font etc.

Aug 07, 2020 06:44 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When I post, I do create the post in the AR editor, and still often times have to fix it.  The font gets all wonky, or photos don't show up.

Aug 07, 2020 06:43 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I have gotten used to working around AR's editor.

Aug 06, 2020 07:17 PM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

That happens to me often.  Right now, I just do my best on the looks of my blogs and move on.  In my opinion, my priority is to generate business and not to spend countless hours just to fix my fonts. 

Aug 07, 2020 01:11 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If you write it in something like Word, Word is newer and more advanced than the editor here.  It has fonts, formats and such that do not translate to active rain.

Aug 08, 2020 10:12 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I've seen that happen to me a couple of times, myself SOOOO It's

Aug 07, 2020 09:29 PM