When writting a description for a Woocoomerce Product and inserting a line break with br or p Tag, WordPress automatically removes it. This is really annoying because on some points, i want to have a little line break.

I often found the solution to install TinyMCE. After that now WordPress doesnt removes the p Tag anymore but inserts a &nbsp inside of it and so the line break is way to big.

So i want a line break like a p Tag, because npsb produces way too much space between two sentence.

I also tried following solutions:

  1. add some attributes to the p Tag like <p data-x> </p>

  2. Wrap the p Tag with comments like

<!-- wp:html --> <p class="beer"></p> <!-- /wp:html -->
  1. Added some hooks in the functions.php like
add_shortcode("br", "br_tag"); function br_tag(){ return("<br/>"); }


remove_filter('the_content', 'wpautop'); remove_filter('the_excerpt', 'wpautop');


remove_filter( 'the_content', 'wpautop' ); remove_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'wpautop' ); function wpse_wpautop_nobr( $content ) { return wpautop( $content, false ); } add_filter( 'the_content', 'wpse_wpautop_nobr' ); add_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'wpse_wpautop_nobr' );
  1. I tried following solution but it doesnt work Wordpress automatically adding "&nbsp;"?

The "best" solution i found was to NOT using the visual AND the text editor, but for me thats such a temporary one.


WordPress 5.6

Advanced Editor Tools (previously TinyMCE Advanced): 5.6

WooCommerce: 4.6.1 (but in my opinion, its not a WooCommerce problem)

Does anyone know a better solution or a reference for that problem?

2 Answers 2


Solved Problem with activated the prevent "remove <br> and <p> tag" option and inserted a <p><!-- Break --></p> when using a <p> tag. The comment prevent that the tag would remove or filled with &npsb


WordPress best practice is use as few plugin as possible , below method allow you inject line break without any 3rd party plugin

  1. Go to Edit page\post screen , browser address bar shall navigate to something like this , https://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=5&action=edit
  2. Click text editor

3) Avoid writing <p> , <br> or <span> , use <br class=""> in you want inject new line

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