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  • Resolved themandril

    (@themandril)


    I want to add line breaks here and there in my posts. I have tried everything. I thought I could just enter:
     
    and that would create an unbreakable line. It looks good in preview, but once saved, WP strips out all such breaks.

    Can anyone tell me how to add a line break in a post and have it stay there?

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  • Press enter?

    vkaryl

    (@vkaryl)


    Alternatively, try adding <br /> where you want the line to break. If you need more space, try two of those. Or add a <p> tagset.

    moshu

    (@moshu)


    Hitting the Enter twice it does add a <p> tag – as far as I know. And pressing it once = <br />

    I really don’t understand the OP question.

    themandril

    (@themandril)


    This is a new install, right out of the box at Yahoo with their new Yahoo Business/Wordpress installation option.

    When I am creating a post, if I enter blank lines, enter
    tags, or if I enter  , regardless, when I save the post WordPress strips out all blank lines and publishes it without them. It completely removes them. I have tried everything and it simply won’t allow blank lines in my post. It’s driving me crazy.

    moshu

    (@moshu)


    Never trust Yahoo.
    It had problems with WP before and I don’t think they are able to do it right now. (but this is just my personal opinion!)
    Get a cheaper host and install it manually – it will work.

    themandril

    (@themandril)


    Unfortunately, I have all of my hosting set up at Yahoo already. I must say, it is awesome, great uptime, everything is tidy and easy to manage. I did use their new MT installation and found that I HATE MT, but now that they are the new WP host with quick install and everything, I had some confidence. Other than this issue of not being able to put line breaks in my posts, it works perfectly, and fast!

    moshu

    (@moshu)


    Well, that’s not perfect… and I suggest you ask them about this thing since it works everywhere else, except your “perfect” Y.

    themandril

    (@themandril)


    Fixed. In case anyone else has the same problem, here’s the deal:

    The Tiny MCE editor WP has incorporated (which I love) is defaulted to remove/clean up line breaks and stuff. If you use shift-enter instead of enter you should be in luck. Depending on your configuration, you might also have to edit the initialization settings in the js/tinymce/tiny_mce.js file and change these values to reflect:
    this.defParam(“force_br_newlines”, true);
    this.defParam(“force_p_newlines”, false);
    this.defParam(“convert_newlines_to_brs”, true);

    That’s what did it for me anyway…

    themandril

    (@themandril)


    Oh, forgot this obvious change as well:

    this.defParam(“remove_linebreaks”, false);

    themandril

    (@themandril)


    One last piece of advice for other newbies like me, shift-return works like a charm compared to plain old return in the WYSIWYG editor…

    ryanm527

    (@ryanm527)


    Hi – I am trying to do the same thing. I need to add multiple line breaks, and WP appears to be stripping them out or ignoring them for some reason.

    I do not know what the tiny MCE editor is, I am not seeing that file anywhere in my installation, so I can’t make those changes you found. Using the shift-enter had no effect as well… Any other way to get it to let me add more space in my page?

    moshu

    (@moshu)


    Well, the OP never said till the end he’s using WP 2.0. That’s the one coming with the wysiwyg editor (a.k.a. tinyMCE).

    As far as I remember in 1.5.x that’s how it works: you cannot have more blank lines.

    themandril: YOU RULE!!!!

    I was starting to f%^$^%king hate tinyMCE for cleaning up < br >. I now still have a center problem, sometimes it just does not center. The first pic it will but the second it refuses!

    FYI this is where that file is that u edit

    wordpress/wp-includes/js/tinymce

    it also strips &nbsp from my posts when i enter them in html. How do i get it to stop removing them? Basically I’m trying to figure out how to tab in the first line…

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