Support » Fixing WordPress » WordPress 5.7 update messed up blocks & gaps on the live version

  • Resolved misaka1


    This update completely messed up how gaps used to work in the text editor. Before the gaps were not visible in the text even though there was inserted an empty block (like when you press Enter, it starts with “start writing…” this did not reflect in the text on the live version. So there were MANY gaps in my articles because it made no difference for my live version!

    With this update, ALL “gaps” with these empty blocks are visible, hence, all my 220+ articles are completely messed up on the live version and there are gaps where they are absolutely not supposed to be. There is no quick fix. I supposed I will downgrade my WP version because this is ridiculous.

    This can not go unaddressed!

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by Jan Dembowski.

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  • Hi, @misaka1

    I am sorry you don’t like the new update. But it contains much more cool features than this, so I’d advise against downgrading. As suggested here try adding this in Dashboard – Appereance – Customize – Additional CSS in the Customizer

    body p:empty:before {
        content: none;

    Hope this helps,
    Kind regards!

    Thread Starter misaka1


    Hey @vladytimy ,

    Thanks a lot. This seems to be helping after all!

    I was frustrated with it a lot and started editing articles, now I don’t have to.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by misaka1.

    That is totally understandable and I’m happy we could find a quick solution for this. If you ever change your current theme, you’ll have to copy/paste that CSS snippet in the Customizer, since Additional CSS is theme linked.
    Kind regards!

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