This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

PS Disable Auto Formatting


If you are annoying by the habit of the WordPress automatic formatting, try this plugin.

PS Disable Auto Formatting stops automatic formatting of WordPress (wpautop), and modifies the html source generated by the visual editor.

This plugin stops automatic formatting of WordPress (wpautop), and modifies the html source generated by the visual editor.

When editing it in the HTML mode, it stops unintended removal of br tag and p tag , either addition of p tag.
And when editing in the visual mode, it achieves to generate natural changing line and paragraph that you will intend.


  • Disable the auto formating in the each areas of post, comment, excerpt, terms description.
  • Stops the auto removal of p and br tag when editing html mode.
  • Batch formatting to all articles that you have already posted.


Please back up the data base as much as possible before doing the batch formatting.

Though we have tested as much as possible, there is a possibility that processing stops on the way.

Even if some trouble occurs in the article data by some rare accident, we can not assume the responsibility.

If you have any problems or find a bug in this plugin, please report to us.


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  • Administration interface of PS Disable Auto Formatting


  1. Unzip the downloaded package and upload into your WordPress plugins directory.
    If you use WordPress 2.7 or later, you can install from admin page.
  2. Go to plugins list and activate “PS Disable Auto Formatting”.
  3. After install, a managing page of automatic forming is added to config list.
    The default setting stops only the automatic formating of the post.
    Change and submit the settings of each areas if necessary.

Batch formatting for past posts

Batch formatting is a function for the past posts posted before use this plugin.
You do not have to use it if there are no post.

When you activate this plugin, there will be no changing line and paragraph in the past posts because auto formatting of WordPress has stopped.

To solve this problem, this function does the batch processing to the article within
the specified range.

(Before use this function, reserve the backup of the data base is recommended.)


When is this plugin effective?

For example, it will be effective in case use HTML mode every time, and when copy from existing HTML files.
It also comes to be able to post consecutive changing line.

I do not understand whether which area to be stop batch formatting.

Try to stop the area where the visual editor is used.

Can the setting change and the batch formatting function be done at the same time?

When “change setting” button is pushed, the setting is changed.
When “Batch formatting” button is pushed, the batch plastic operation is done. The setting is not changed.

It displays as “It is necessary to permit the batch formatting” and cannot do the batch formatting.

To prevent the operational error, the batch processing is not done if there is no permission.
Please check “Permit batch formatting” check box.


Unable to Switch Between Visual & Text Edit Windows

God, I want this functionality (totally should be built in to WP), but with at least the current version, WP 4.5.2, with a page open to edit, I am unable to switch between the text & ‘visual’ editing windows. I am fine w/ editing in the code, but my clients?–No way!
This used to work great. Can’t be sure when the problem cropped up.

Please, please, please fix! Love you to death if you do.

& WordPress, this should be part of the core! Not having control of the insertion of p & br tags is a nightmare!!!

Great plugin but needs updating

This plugin works perfectly for removing auto-formatting and faux paragraphs. The plugin hasn’t been updating in a long time and since WordPress version 4.3 it breaks the toggle between visual and text views in the WYSIWYG. It seems the author is no longer responsive.

Works like a charm

I broke my head trying to figure out where did some of mine go after recent auto-update to 4.1.1. Didn’t know about wordpress auto formatting, whatever the purpose of it it, I don’t need it.

This plugin fixes it. Thanks!

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Contributors & Developers

“PS Disable Auto Formatting” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • 1.0.10
    • Compatible with WordPress 4.2
    • Fix : Duplicated Error.
  • 1.0.9
    • Compatible with WordPress 3.9
  • 1.0.8
    • fix : bug fix : load javascript file for 3.3 in 3.2.1
  • 1.0.7
    • Compatible with WordPress 3.3
  • 1.0.6
    • fix : bug fix
  • 1.0.5
    • fix : bug fix
  • 1.0.4
    • fix : Fixed Warning and Notice Error.
  • 1.0.3
    • fix : missed writing specifications of plugin(version & discription)
  • 1.0.2
    • compatible with WordPress version 2.8
      (bugfix : post area is whiteouted when switching visual to html mode in version 2.8)
  • 0.9.2
    • bugfix : disappearing nothing included paragraph and linebreak element when load a post to edit
    • bugfix : wrong javascript path in case of WordPress is set as sub directory.
    • bugfix : in version 2.6 or 2.5, javascript isn’t replaced.
  • 0.9.1
    • bugfix : disappearing paragraph element with swithing mode in some browsers
    • compatible with quickpress
  • 0.9.0
    • Public release