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  • When writing paragraphs and I indent the first line on my own, WordPress refuses to keep the formatting when the piece is posted. It even ‘forgets’ the formatting in the visual editor window after it has refreshed from posting. I do not want to indent the entire paragraph, just the first lines.

    I’ve been having so many problems with simple text formatting, particularly in the posts that I had imported from my Blogger account, that it’s quite frustrating. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

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  • I had a similar problem with an authors website.
    I was using child of the twenty ten theme.
    You will have to add some styles to your childs CSS file.

    I ended up using a style on the p tag

    #content p {
        margin-bottom: 5px;
        text-indent: 40px;

    This was global.

    Then if there were a Paragraph to not indent we used:

    #content p.noindent {
        text-indent: 0;

    And this is using the html editor.

    I only have a vague understanding as to what I child theme is, so it goes without saying that I have no idea how to create or use one. I don’t know anyone who can help me with this, so I guess I’ll just have to deal with the text formatting and all the other issues I’m having. *sigh*

    Thanks anyway. I appreciate it. 🙂

    a link to your site?

    My site isn’t ready for public consumption yet, but here’s the link:

    My link disappeared. *scratches head* Oh well…

    I have found a tutorial for the theme I use (Graphene), and I’ve made a child theme. I will pop in the code you gave me above and see if it works.

    I’ve also discovered that the Firebug plug-in for Firefox is hugely helpful for figuring out what elements I want to change and what coding I need for them. I might be able to do this myself after all!

    Thanks so much for your help, dragonsjaw. I appreciate it. 🙂

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