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WHY DONT THEY FIX LINE SPACING? ITS HILARIOUS

  1. Yes, tried it again now, and after saving all the
    that I wrote got deleted in the process of saving.

  2. * all the "
    " that I wrote.

  3. Hm, I wonder if this may be related to the non-English characters. It is entirely possible as well that the browser is just cleaning up the whitespace.

    The line breaks are indeed saved and appearing in the code, they just aren't being rendered by the browser, which is something that we really don't have control over.

  4. 1)It cannot be related to non-English characters because even if I write a new post with only english characters it doesn't allow line spacing for me.

    2) The line breaks after saving are gone. In the HTML version of the page it does not show the line spaces after saving. Which means that they get deleted in the process of saving.

  5. Hm, they were still there when I saved, probably because I saved in the HTML editor tab.

    Regardless, it looks like you're on to something with the non-breaking spaces. Neat trick!

    For anyone else following along, try this on each line in the HTML editor tab:

     

  6. I open the HTML editor tab,

    write:

    then save.

    And look at the Visual tab. And no change.

    Then switch to the HTML editor tab, and

    That I wrote is gone.

  7. The strange parts in my post above include space lining code:

    "<br /
    <br /
    <br / "

    basically what I meant to say is:

    I open the HTML editor tab,

    write:
    <br /
    <br /
    <br /

    then save.

    And look at the Visual tab. And no change.

    Then switch to the HTML editor tab, and

    <br /
    <br /
    <br /

    That I wrote is gone.

  8. You had it going well with:

     

    Just enter that in the HTML editor tab, do not switch to the Visual editor tab, and save. In this case, you may need to do your line breaks last in the HTML editor tab, as switching to the Visual tab seems to remove them.

  9. I tried this " " on every line thing, and it gets deleted in the process of saving as well.

  10. Just try:

     

    In the HTML editor tab and don't switch back to the Visual editor tab. It will save.

  11. Tried the nbsp; on every line thing*

  12. You already have it saved and working at http://cannamellia.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/183/

  13. Basically at first nbsp; works, but save the post in the HTML editor and then switch to visual and then to html back and forth a few times and it gets deleted.

  14. Yes, that's why I said you shouldn't switch. You should probably do your line breaks last in the HTML editor tab (when you're done with everything else), then save, as switching to the Visual tab seems to remove them.

  15. I opened HTML editor,

    added <br/

    then didnt switch to the visual tab as you said, then

    Opened the website link of that post.

    And no change.

  16. No, don't try the br tag. As mentioned, please try:

     

    This is the tag that you already had working.

    Just add it for each line break in the HTML editor, do not switch to the Visual editor, and save.

  17. oh sorry, I should have added nbsp; not <br/

    It works with nbsp;

  18. But then the next question is:

    1) Will I have to input the code "nbsp;" in the HTML editor until the day I die, for tens and tens of years or is there a way to make it so that I can use the Visual editor and just use the normal enter to make line spaces.

  19. It also doesn't cut it that I I have to do the line spacing as the last thing as I am gonna deal with this website for years perhaps?
    And user experience and comfort matters.

    People who want to write a blog don't want to write a post and then manually enter nbsp; in HTML for every blank line that they want to create for 10 years.

  20. The Visual editor may support multiple spaces some day, but it's a third-party tool, so we don't really have that much control over it.

    For now, I recommend just adding your line breaks last in the HTML editor tab (when you're done with everything else), then save.

    For anyone else catching up, the code that is working for a line break right now is:

     

  21. You can add single or double line breaks in the Visual editor without issue, which seems to suite most of the 37 million users here.

    Anything more than a double line break will require the extra work in the HTML editor tab for now.

  22. I don't understand how line spacing in the visual editor worked for me for the first few days of making the blog, and then suddenly stopped working?

    +

    I think that wordpress should take control of this kind of a thing like apple does, even if it's a third party application.

    Because this kind of an important issue can totally ruin the customer experience 100%.

    Almost every other blogging platform allows line spacing in a decent way without having to deal with code so why wordpress cannot do it? I am sure that wordpress can do it too.

    It seems like a small thing, but It's actually an extremely important issue for customers

  23. I didn't say that we won't do it, just that it won't be instant, since it involves software that is not ours.

  24. And think about it,

    what happens if you complete you post and add a "." or something, add those line spaces manually in HTML and then suddenly want to edit, go to the visual editor and then ALL your spaces get deleted because you used the visual editor.

    It is a bug that needs to be fixed.

  25. complete a post and want to add*

  26. Can't I edit my posts in this forum?

    The typos are frequent.

  27. If you need to edit the post, I recommend sticking to the HTML editor for now. The line breaks you added won't disappear as long as you avoid the Visual editor tab.

    You cannot edit posts on this forum.

  28. "I didn't say that we won't do it, just that it won't be instant, since it involves software that is not ours."

    Not saying that you won't do it doesn't mean that you will do it either...

    I mean... guys you should seriously look into it and solve it no matter what. It's a gravely important matter.

    It's already 2012 and people want to create decent websites without dealing with code for basic issues like line spacing.

  29. We are looking into it.

  30. And editing posts on this forum should also be enabled, because rewriting and posting every post from scratch because of a typo also ruins the customer experience.

    IF there are 37 million users,

    Then you would do those 37 million users a VERY BIG favour by enabling line spacing in the visual editor and post editing in the forum.

    If there are so many users, then it is even more important to solve issues like line spacing.

    Think about how much time it would save for everyone...

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