# WordPress escaping \ < > etc. in preformatted code – a quick fix

I’ve been posting code and paths regently use the <pre></pre> tags to preserve formatting. WordPress, however has other ideas, and removes the and changes the <> into escaped codes (&gt; &lt;), which display incorrectly inside <pre></pre>.

You can workaround this by editing outside WordPress, pasting in, and saving – it works fine the first time. This is really awkward though.

It seems installing this plugin:

http://wordpress.org/plugins/preserve-code-formatting/

Solves the problem by making sure everything inside <pre> is not messed with.

c:\text\
if A < C:

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