Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » How to create empty line spacing in Gutenberg

  • Resolved windleydaoust


    I run a group blog with multiple authors, and we recently switched over to Gutenberg. The biggest complain is the inability to format articles with empty line spaces. It used to be that you could hit return a couple of times to place some empty line spaces above a header, or between elements. Now, that doesn’t work.

    The post at the link was created by one of the other writers, who put blank line spaces into her article…but as you can see, everything is smashed together.

    I’ve created articles with nice line spacing using blocks (using the spacer block), but bringing everyone up to speed on this method is going to be a pain…any workaround here?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Moderator Marius L. J.



    You can still do this, although it functions a bit more like in other text processors now.

    If you want pure blank lines, using Shift+return(enter will create a blank new line, instead of moving to a new paragraph.

    This has been the normal behavior previously as well, it just wasn’t that obvious as the classic editor did strange things to line breaks, which we’re hoping to fix now.

    I have to agree with OP… this is not a good thing. Why can’t gutenberg just show that empty block as a space? It should give me that space if I leave the block empty. It shows as a space in gutenberg but not when you actually view the post on the frontend. I really hope this is addressed either as core or a plugin.

    I don’t know of any text processors that make you do ‘shift+enter’ to make a blank space. I don’t have to ever hit ‘shift+return’ in word or outlook to leave a blank space. I simply hit enter 2 times. It’s very un-intuitive this way and I know I’ll get bad feedback from my clients too.

    This gutenberg is just ridiculous….

    Shift+return does work to create an extra line, but it DOES NOT work if you have a list and need to create an extra line after the list.

    We need a fix for this mess.

    A potential solution would be to fix the spacer so that the smallest setting is the same as a line space. People could just use the spacer when nothing else works.

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