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How to add paragraphs to post?

  1. Hi all,

    I just set up a new blog on wordpress and I can't figure out how to add paragraphs in my posts. In the "visual" post field, I have tried just hitting enter, but when I save the post the words get cramped together again. Please help! Thanks.

  2. Are you using Safari? The TinyMCE editor that wordpress uses for writing pages and posts is not fully compatible with Safari and you will find problems in other areas as well.

    I would suggest downloading the Firefox or Camino browsers to use with wordpress as they are the most compatible with wordpress.

    Firefox: http://en.www.mozilla.com/en/
    Camino: http://caminobrowser.org/

    Alternately, you can go to "my profile" in the upper right of your dashboard and uncheck "use visual rich text editor," click "update profile and then you will be doing all your writing in code view. Some, including myself, find this a little confusing since in addition to the text of your post, you will see all the html code for your formatting.

    Another alternative is to use an offline blog editor. Timethief has rounded up all the most popular editors and listed them on her wordpress resources blog at: http://wpbloggingtips.wordpress.com/2007/10/26/offline-blog-editors-reviews/

  3. This is a problem that is experienced with certain browsers - mainly Safari. If you want to continue to use the Visual Editor, then you'd be best advised to change browsers; anything based on Firefox seems to be OK.

    Alternatively, you can use an offline editor (timethief has a review of some of the available ones here.

  4. {waves to tsp} Snap!

  5. Yup. Using safari. Thanks guys.

  6. You are welcome and happy blogging.

    {waving to wolfieb}

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