HELP: Code <p data-mce-fragment="1"> added to my content on every line in html, WHY?

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Hi, I am a blogger on Shopify.

In all of my new articles, when I look at the html, this code is added to EVERY SINGLE LINE: <p data-mce-fragment="1">

Can someone please explain:

1) what this code does

2) why it was added (this seems to be from the last big update)

3) What happens if I remove it physically?


Also new with this update, when I insert a link and say "open in a new tab" it reverts back to opening in the same tab now.

Any advice? Chatted with support, the can only tell me to hire an expert... 

Note: this is happening across multiple stores of mine with different themes, no I don't have any apps installed.

Thanks 🙂


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Are you using the native Shopify admin editor to write in or using a Shopify app? Are you copy and pasting from another editor?


Knowing those things will allow me to assist better

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Hi Josh,


I am writing in Surfer - copy and pasting. But this is something I have been doing for a while, and this change is recent within the last year.

I can look into older article and don't have that code in the html, and they were all written in the same exact way.