I'm using the inbuilt text editor in Wordpress 4.0 to edit some content. I've got 2 paragraphs and would like to leave a blank line between the two.

To do this I could add a <br> element between the 2 paragraphs, but if someone who doesn't know html is writing the content this wouldn't be very helpful; is there a way it can be done natively in Wordpress?

I've attached some markups to illustrate the issue at the moment.

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  • Try using echo wpautop( get_the_content()); This will keep line breaks from your post content without using BR tag – Gangesh Nov 2 '14 at 19:41

You should use wpautop, and in your CSS styles (editor styles + theme styles) make sure that any paragraphs are properly spaced.

p {
  margin-bottom: 20px;


p + p {
  margin-top: 20px;
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