Why can’t I add extra line or paragraph breaks?

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  • #80363

    frymaster
    Member

    vanbleau, I have no problem adding enters via BlogDesk now with either your suggestion or the changing color of the periods suggestion. The problem is WordPress not recognizing that BD has comments enabled and WP turns them off, so when I edit them on using wordpress.com, WP reverts all the BD formatting back to normal.

    #80364

    timethief
    Member

    Actually wordpress changed some coding that caused this and support from BlogDesk is on to it. The good news is the BlogDesk support guy posted into a thread on a blog that he’ll be releasing a hotfix. So stay tuned.

    #80365

    lmdalton
    Member

    If you want to try one more thing for spaceing… I just type it in Word and cut and paste it back into the edit page.

    #80366

    raincoaster
    Member

    I wouldn’t suggest doing that. Word adds all kinds of weird HTML that can mess up your entire blog. I speak from experience.

    #80367

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll also attest to Word being a bad choice. And I’d like to suggest an alternative. NoteTab Lite is freeware.

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    #80388

    beesbees333
    Member

    Actually I had the same problem, where all of a sudden WordPress didn’t use any breaks in my posts. MY PROBLEM was simply to be found in the css; the paragraph <p> had the settings
    margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;
    when I removed these, all my breaks came back. Hope this helps.

    #80389

    katm
    Member

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but hrstuks work around won’t work unless you have the CSS upgrade…

    #80402

    frymaster
    Member

    yeah I’m going to have to agree with katm on this one

    #80403

    timethief
    Member

    Agreed.

    #80428

    joniev
    Member

    okay. i’ve just done it. you type any text (i followed people’s suggestion and typed a period) in the line you want to leave blank. than color it the color of your background. it’s cheating, but it works.

    http://averynonnymouse.wordpress.com/2007/05/20/birthday-song-for-the-twice-over-sea/

    see?

    #80435

    hghmtn48
    Member

    Ok, this makes sense, no more tags or changing text colors. WP wants you to use css not inline tags, which makes sense.

    Add a p tag into your style sheet and adjust paragraph spacing by changing the padding.

    #80436

    katm
    Member

    Changing CSS will only work if you have the upgrade. The inline HTML support here isn’t perfect, but it works well enough for me (still haven’t managed to get a table to work).

    #80531

    I know and feel the aggravation with this simple issue. My bigger concern is why this was never fixed and at least simpler. Great application, but cannot do the simplest of simplest things. Hasn’t anyone at WordPress heard of this and tried to fix it? So confused on this one.

    Anyways, I first added this code in the stylesheet .colorfont {font-size1px; color:#fff; background-color:#fff; } than turnoff the rich editor under users>profiles>uncheck the rich editor. Than add a back tick “" before the first<br/><br/>and after the last one. It will add the space and yes put those ticks on the page, but with .colorfont class it will reduce the color and shrink it. The final output would be<span class=”colorfont”><br /><br /></span>` Thank you above for the input.

    #80907

    rkjxxxblues
    Member

    I messed around with trying to get double line breaks for a whole day! Am not in rtf mode, either. What a pain. I found a workaround. I merely insert:

    < p >< font SIZE=”1″ >< /font >< br / >
    < font SIZE=”1″ >< /font >< /p >

    (Minus the extra spacebars.)

    This is probably similar to vanbleautenbil’s:

    < p align=”left” > < /p >

    (Minus the extra spacebars.)

    What a pain in the backside!

    #81063

    nhevergreen
    Member

    I checked the theme’s CSS and noticed that the designer grouped a bunch of tags together, including the paragraph tag, and gave it the following attributes: {margin:0;padding:0;border:0;}.

    I simply removed the p (paragraph) tag and left the others unchanged. It worked like a charm. Hope this helps someone!

    #81064

    timethief
    Member

    removed – posted in error

    #81391

    dlmtleart
    Member

    so how would a newbie figure out this one? I simply want to be able to indent paragraphs and put a space between my image and the text. I really don’t know any Html…

    #81402

    mindytan
    Member

    Thanks rjkxxxblues. I was up to my neck with this space between text and pictures thing.
    I tried inserting all other codes posted on this site but to no avail. Amazingly, yours code works for me. Brilliant

    < p >< font SIZE=”1″ >< /font >< br / >
    < font SIZE=”1″ >< /font >< /p >

    #81404

    knoizki
    Member

    <p style="float:right;text-align:center;padding-top:1em;padding-left:0.5em;"><img src="http://yourimae">"text here"</p>

    #81405

    knoizki
    Member

    i think that will help and it works in wordpress.com blogs. See mine at http://knoizki.wordpress.com

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