How do I get a line space between paragraphs?

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  • #992453

    omniviewer
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    I have repeatedly tried to put a line of empty space between the paragraphs of my very first blog post and it will not stick. I even tried — this has worked in lots of places in the past — putting spaces on the empty line. But that didn’t take either. Why will it pick up all the rest of my typing but not the extra carriage returns?

    This project is going to come to a screeching halt if all of my writings are going to appear to be one run-on paragraph. Thank you in advance for any help.

    The blog I need help with is omniviewous.wordpress.com.

    #992688

    timethief
    Member

    It’s important to know that Blog editors and wordproccessers 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 epeatedly like you would do with a typewriter or in a word processing application. If you want to learn yow to format and space your posts and pages see:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/writing-and-formatting-poetry/

    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/

    #992689

    omniviewer
    Member

    When my second post came out OK, and the added paragraph on my first one ditto, I wondered whether the issue was the “…” that started out the second paragraph. Well, it was. Apparently WP thinks that such usage means that it should still be part of the last paragraph, so it overrides the other instructions.

    I guess that is one expression I won’t be using — too bad. It is annoying when programs think they are smarter than I am, when they are not.

    So, problem solved — unless someone can come with a way to use the “…” successfully at the beginning of a paragraph?

    #992690

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. If paragraph breaks aren’t working, then the Format tool isn’t set correctly. Highlight all in the Visual editor, select Paragraph from the Format tool (row 2 tool 1), click Update. From > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/spacing-8?replies=4#post-989149

    #992691

    omniviewer
    Member

    Thank you, Timethief — I only wanted one line, but it was giving me zero.

    I have no idea what editor I am working in but I will keep my eyes peeled :-). A single Enter now gives the desired result. Crisis averted.

    #992693

    timethief
    Member
    #992730

    omniviewer
    Member

    Thanks!

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