WordPress posts have spacing between colored words, but didn’t before Feb 2022


My WordPress Posts now have spaces between any words I colorize. This was not an issue prior to February 2022. I looked at the generated HTML, and the new “spaced” versions use the below code:

`<mark style=”background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)” class=”has-inline-color has-pale-cyan-blue-color”>xxx</mark>`

Whereas the old colorization that looks fine (with no spacing) is:

`<span class=”has-inline-color has-luminous-vivid-amber-color”>xxx</span>`

Any idea why this is happening, and how I can fix it? Is this a WordPress issue, or a theme issue?



This site will teach you how to build a WordPress website for beginners. We will cover everything from installing WordPress to adding pages, posts, and images to your site. You will learn how to customize your site with themes and plugins, as well as how to market your site online.

Buy WordPress Transfer