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  • Hi, I am using the Lensa theme on my localhost, and for some reason, it won’t allow me to format the text in the body of the post.

    Even though I even used the HTML editor and inserted
    tags after each line, when I go to the front page, the excerpt shows the text as one paragraph?

    instead of this:

    1. example text

    2.example text

    I get this:

    1.example text2. example text.

    no matter what I do. What could be causing this?

    Thank you

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  • Ryan Cowles


    WPyogi is correct, the_excerpt() will strip your tags. If you want to preserve the tags, you can manually enter an excerpt on your post edit screen in the Excerpt field under the post edit box.

    Even better answer, Ryan – thanks (you really do a great job here 🙂 )

    Ryan Cowles


    Glad to help 🙂 And I don’t do half as much as you, haha.

    Thank you guys I really appreciate the quick responses.

    You’re right the excerpt strips out tags, but for some weird reason, the lensa theme (which is a slideshow theme) breaks if you enter an excerpt manually in the excerpt editor (the slideshow never loads). I’ve tried changing all the get_the_excerpt() functions in the theme’s php files to get the content but that breaks the theme too, is there anyway I can manually remove the function that strips html tags from excerpts?

    Such a small and frustrating hiccup, this is for a non-profit project, I’m tasked with setting up the website in a day!

    Ryan Cowles


    It seems strange that the theme would break when using a manual excerpt.. I did a little digging, and while I’m not 100% sure if it will help in your case or not, here is a more in depth article about preserving tags in the_excerpt() How To preserve HTML Tags in WordPress Excerpt Without a Plugin

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