WordPress Tip: How to remove extra space between paragraphs

Are you ever typing in the WordPress visual editor, then hit the “enter” button, only to be left with a huge, gaping space where you only wanted to drop down to the next line?

How to remove extra space in WordPress

 
Then you try messing with the text, press delete, hit enter again, look at the text editor, remove that little space, and switch back to the visual editor again to keep typing?

Do you wish there was a quicker way to remove that extra space between paragraphs when you need to?

 

QUICK TIP: hold shift, then hit enter.

What!?! Yes. That simple. Holding shift down before you hit enter will remove extra space between paragraphs and start your next line directly beneath the last one!

 

Geeky Explanation:

When you hit the “Enter” key on your keyboard, WordPress automatically thinks you are starting a new paragraph, so it inserts a paragraph tag. If you hit “Shift”+”Enter”, WordPress recognizes that you are not starting a new paragraph, you are simply starting a new line, and enters a line break tag.

Hopefully this quick tip will save you buckets of time when you’re writing your blog masterpieces πŸ™‚

Your turn: let me know in the comments. Is there something about WordPress that bugs you, or that takes you a bunch of steps to complete? I’d love to help you out in my next WordPress Quick Tip!

 

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