Cannot insert paragraph
In my published article a paragraph is missing. When I edit the article by pressing “return” at the desired position the vertical space between the two lines is inserted, but after pressing “refresh” (“Aktualisieren” in my German version) it has disappeared.
How can I insert the empty line?
The blog I need help with is zh0ngwen.wordpress.com.
In the Visual editor, shift return gives a line break (= skip to next line, no extra white space). For a paragraph break (= skip to next paragraph, white space between) you pres return, not shift return. For this to work, the Format tool (row 2 tool 1) must be set to Paragraph. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/white-space-2?replies=11#post-1023532
Thank you for your answer, but it was no solution for the problem. I surely have pressed return and I got the skip to next paragraph, white space between, but in the change preview as well as after updating the article the paragraph and the white space were gone again.
Meanwhile I helped myself by inserting <p> in text mode which worked fine. Interestingly, after changing to visual mode and back to text mode my insertion <p> was no more to be seen, but the paragraph effect fortunately remained.
It is obviously a bug in wordpress software.
I can easily reproduce it: Put some text into a new article. Then insert something with copy and paste from Facebook. Because the resulting font is different from that used before the insertion, go to text mode and remove the markup you will find there (<h5 …). Go back to visual mode and the insertion is the next line after the original text. Then go to the end of the original text and press return. You get a new paragraph (new line with white space between the two parts), but you will never see this paragraph in the preview or in the article after publishing.
Blog editors and word processors are not the same and do not work the same way. The web standard is one blank line only, so you cannot add more blank lines by pressing return repeatedly like you would do with a typewriter or in a word processing application. see:
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 (Text) editor, a single click of ENTER will give you a single-spaced line, and two clicks of ENTER will result in double spaced lines. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/09/13/wordpress-formatting-and-spacing/
P.S. When you create a new post, always make sure the Format tool is set to Paragraph before you start typing. It’s in the Visual editor Row 2 first position “style”. See the illustration here http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2 If you forget to do that then edit the post, highlight all in the Visual editor, select Paragraph from the Format tool, switch editor to Text then switch back to Visual and click Update.
This will be my last followup to that topic. I am sad that you do not want to see the problem I have mentioned.
Using p tags doesn’t work. Use br or div tags instead.
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