Line breaks don't appear in Excerpt / Reader

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    I’ve got a poem up for my most recent post, but line breaks don’t show up in the Reader / excerpt.

    I tried adding a
    tag to each line, but no luck.

    Any ideas?

    The blog I need help with is



    I hope this helps you. 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.

    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 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.



    I’m not sure if what I posted will be reflected in the RSS Feed. I expect that the lines will be smooched together.



    Yes, that is the issue I was trying to address – that it is “smooched”. ;)

    The regular line break conventions I get, I was just hoping there was some sort of way to get it to keep those non-paragraph line breaks in the RSS feed. Sounds like not…

    Thanks for the reply, though.



    I did a little test on a test blog I rarely ever use and it was “smooched” in the reader. I don’t think there’s any way around this.


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    I did some tests in one of my blogs as well. Twenty Twelve does not have a functional custom excerpt for its front page, nor for category/archive pages, but if a reader is subscribed to a site using Twenty Twelve, then the summary of the article can go out as custom formatted.

    It depends on the reader’s email set-up exactly how the post looks, but in “Mail” (from Apple) it looks exactly as notifications I get for my regular blogs to which I am subscribed and have put information into the custom excerpt module before publishing a post. That is, photos and text formatting look just fine.

    If you use the custom excerpt module before publishing a post, it will allow the RSS feed to show pictures/images, but the formatting of text is stripped away. ie smoooched.

    I think some email set-ups also might not allow the text formatting to show either, but I only tested that on my usual email address.

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