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  • HI,
    I love the theme for my blog, and it’s closest to exactly what I want of anything I’ve found. However, it drives me nuts that the default for post text is justified alignment, and anytime I edit the text of a post in any way, it goes back to justified, unless I remember to once again left-align it before I save the edit.

    To try to work around how difficult justified text is to read, I have tried to indent paragraphs by adding spaces using <p> ” & n b s p ;”and putting a </p> at the end of each paragraph, and it works, but only if I leave the text justified and only if I don’t make further edits. If I try to left-align the text, it strips away the indents! I have also tried using “< br >” just to separate the paragraphs more, and not only did it strip away those when I tried to left align the text again, now I can’t seem to left align the text of my latest post at all and it’s permanently justified.

    I went into the css (and please realize, I do not know what I am doing), and searched on “justify” — I found two instances. One appeared to be in the main text and the other appeared to be for cloud text. So I left cloud text alone and changed the main text to “text-align: left”. Not only am I still unable to unjustify/left align the text of my posts, but now my whole left sidebar including the tags is unustified!!!

    What am I doing wrong? (I am not an idiot, but please explain slowly and completely as if you are speaking to one, I really have the most rudimentary command of these tools.)

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  • Oh, my blog is

    And trying to put the html for the “nonbreaking spaces” doesn’t display right here in this forum, so please don’t get on me for that! I do at least know rudimentary html!

    P.S. If you could also please help me change this gravatar, I never assigned this and I don’t want to spend an afternoon figuring out how to get rid of it!

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    For text indent, try the CSS;

    .wp-caption ~ p {
     text-indent: 20px;

    Do you still need to remove justify text?

    Thank you for your help! (Pls remember the part about “speaking” slowly and over-explaining as if I am dense…)

    So I inserted the text in my CSS after the last “.w p – caption ” code, and saved it, but when I go in to the editor to edit my post, the “tab” still doesn’t do anything, nothing will indent… Do I need to indent using html code only?

    Thanks for asking about justifying text — it appears (egg on my face) that I did fix the unjustify by changing the css code, I just wasn’t seeing it because I needed to reset my browser.

    However, I would like for the *sidebars* to be justified the way they were — is there any way to separate those two, the sidebar justification from the main post text justification? (Am I just imagining that the sidebar text was justified previous to my making that change? I’m pretty sure it was!)

    Thanks for your help!

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    For the sidebar text justified, try adding;

    #sidebar-2 {
     text-align: justify;

    By the way, this symbol ~ in CSS and the preceding selector represent a sibling.

    Child and Sibling Selectors

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