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remove <p> tags

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01 Nov, 2015 03:49 PM

Hey guys,

I'm not sure if this is a theme specific or Wordpress in general issue but I'm struggling with <p> tags inserting themselves into my posts and pages every time I save them. I can remove them over and over and they reappear every time and mess up my stylings.

Here is my website:

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Andre Gagnon on 02 Nov, 2015 12:43 AM

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    Hi Elaine,

    Which posts exactly? WordPress automatically adds paragraph tags to any lines without tags already present. This isn't a function of the theme, but a function of WordPress. What exactly are you trying to do?


  2. 2 Posted by ElaineStam on 02 Nov, 2015 03:48 PM

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    That’s what I was thinking but I’ve never had this happen when using your theme before so I was confused.

    This page for example: <>

    You can see my code is riddled with <p> tags and they mess up the formatting. I delete them all but then they reappear on save. It’s really annoying and difficult to deal with.

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    <h2>Targeted Legal Services</h2>
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    <p>[button link="" size="medium" ]More[/button]<br />
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  3. 3 Posted by Eric Schmidt on 03 Nov, 2015 02:57 PM

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    As Andre mentioned, this is a function of WordPress to automatically add paragraphs to content. You may want to switch over to Text view when editing and make sure those shortcodes are all on the same line, or there are no lines between them...

    [one_third]<h2>Targeted Legal Services</h2> [/one_third][one_third]Second Column here[/one_column]


  4. 4 Posted by ElaineStam on 03 Nov, 2015 03:47 PM

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    Yeah I only use Text view. And i’ve tried putting everything inline. Guess I will try to figure out a way to disable this straight from Wordpress. Thanks anyway.

  5. Eric Schmidt closed this discussion on 04 Nov, 2015 03:10 PM.

  6. Eric Schmidt re-opened this discussion on 04 Nov, 2015 03:11 PM

  7. 5 Posted by Eric Schmidt on 04 Nov, 2015 03:11 PM

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    You can try a method like this...

    This may have unintended consequences so I'd test this out first before putting in place on a live site.


  8. Eric Schmidt closed this discussion on 04 Nov, 2015 03:12 PM.

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