Support » Plugin: WordPress Website Tools Plugin – AddThis » Plugin adding extra empty paragraphs around the_excerpt() ?

  • I’ve recently activated the plugin on my site for the related content and social sharing functionality. On my post index page, on each post, the_excerpt() seems to be getting surrounded with empty paragraphs (<p></p>). I’ve deactivated the plugin and the problem goes away. I’ve tried to switching to the default theme, but it doesn’t use the_excerpt(), so it’s hard to tell if it still happens. Any idea what would cause this?

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  • Plugin Contributor Julka Grodel


    Hi B1gJ4k3.

    Thanks for letting us know about your issue. It sounds like your theme is using the wpautop function on excerpts to automatically wrap lines in paragraph tags. Sometimes themes have an option to turn this off.

    You can also experiment with the excerpt filter options in the plugin’s Advanced Settings. If you uncheck all of them, share buttons (and the extra paragraphs) will usually stop showing up above and below excerpts. If you want to be able to add share buttons above and below excerpts, you can experiment with the different excerpt options one at a time. Some of those excerpt filters may run after the theme is using wpautop, and thus be unaffected.

    There is a remote possibility that unchecking all the excerpt filters still work remove the buttons. Some themes do things so drastically outside the standard ways that we can’t work around them.


    • This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by Julka Grodel.
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