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  1. My blog isn't allowing me to space right. There are no spaces between my paragraphs when I go to preview the blog entry. It's all one huge paragraph even though I am spacing properly in my composition window. Also, when I try to post a photo to the left and text to the right of the photo it is not spacing properly either. I am pretty sure it is not my computer as this has happened on multiple computers now. Why am I not allowed to properly space my paragraphs anymore? This happened once before and it was corrected but now it is happening again.
    Blog url: http://theslopingcompanion.wordpress.com/

  2. (2) If you are working in the Visual editor, to get single spacing between paragraphs hold the SHIFT key down and simultaneously click ENTER at the end of the paragraph. If you are working in the HTML editor, a single click of ENTER will give you a single-spaced line, and two clicks of ENTER will result in double spaced lines.

    These may help you:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/writing-and-formatting-poetry/
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/09/13/wordpress-formatting-and-spacing/

    For copying and pasting text from elsewhere without using either icon 5 or icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor, please see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text and here http://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/#using-word-cleanly

    Typically this is caused by an open HTML tag in one of your posts.

    Go to Settings > Writing and select “ ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

    Posts > All Posts, change all your latest posts to Draft, click Update, change them back to Published, click Update again. (You can edit all of them at once: tick the square in front of their titles then select Edit from the Bulk Actions dropdown and click Apply.)

    If that doesn't work see: http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/layout-issues/#sidebar and http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/sidebar-at-the-bottom-and-related-issues/

  3. I have never had to hit shift enter before to space my paragraphs in any of the other blog entries I have made on wordpress. Why would I have to start doing it now?

  4. To create a paragraph break in the Visual editor you don't hit shift enter, you hit enter. Just make sure the Format tool (row 2 tool 1) is set to Paragraph.

  5. I visited the blog linked to your username and could not see what you described ie. "There are no spaces between my paragraphs when I go to preview the blog entry. It's all one huge paragraph even though I am spacing properly in my composition window."

    Are you refferring to another blog?

    Also, when I try to post a photo to the left and text to the right of the photo it is not spacing properly either.

    The alignment icons in the WordPress editor are for aligning text; they are not for aligning images. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#alignment They are used to achieve wrapping text around images on either the right or left hand side, or to display an image that's centered without text on either side of it. If the text beside the images does not occupy the same amount of space that the image beside it does then the text wrapping will continue and the images and text that follow will have a staggered appearance.

    Align-left means position left, with the rest of the content wrapping around the right side of the image.
    Align-right means position right, with the rest of the content wrapping around the left side of the image.
    Align-center means position center, with no wrap-around (= the rest of the content below the image).

    Every theme has a maximum displayed image width http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/maximum-image-width/ so it's important to keep that in mind when posting multiple images side-by-side. If you want two images to be side by side on the same line start by setting the alignment of both images to left. See > http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/image-alignment/ To prevent the staggered effect what you do is insert the following snippet of code into the HTML editor after each image/text pair:
    <br style="clear:both;" />

  6. I understand that. When I go to place an image to the left when embedding the image and try to write text to the right of the image it will nto let me space it properly. You have not seen it on my blog because I haven't published it yet. This is the first time that I am having problems with it. I have made several entries with no problem and now the spacing is not working with my latest blog entry that I am trying to write.

  7. We can't really help with something we can't see. If you publish the post, we can check its code and tell you what's wrong.

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