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No tabbing in wordpress?

  1. matzipan
    Member

    WordPress being the leading blogging software, not having an auto-indent feature for paragraph is a shame. Really. From an paragraph indenting point of view, the web is awful.

    Any non-indented paragraph is very hard to read.

    PS: neither the WordPress Ideas script is too great. It doesn't even allow paragraph indenting

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  2. mrmist
    Moderator

    This would be down to the theme's style.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  3. Auto-indenting on paragraphing is down to the format of the paragraph itself and therefore down to the theme you're using.

    Paragraphs separated by a couple of line-breaks do not need auto-indenting whereas those paragraphs which are not separated do need auto-indenting. It's all down to use of the written language.

    Certainly in English a paragraph should never be indented if paragraphs are separated by a blank space. This is how I was always taught and every text book or article I have read follows this pattern. Perhaps the only exception would the very first paragraph of an article. This would then be done using CSS within the theme's stylesheet

    For example:
    #article:first-line {margin-left: 10em;}
    This would indent the first line of an element with the ID of 'article' by 10 spaces - each space being relative to the font size currently in use.

    Posted: 3 years ago #

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