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WordPress Whitespace Formatting Problem – Advanced Formatting in WordPress

5 Comments RSS Site Feed Author: AITpro Admin
Published: May 14, 2010
Updated: May 14, 2010

The orginal question was regarding the classic known whitespace formatting problem with the wysiwyg editor.  The answer contains information about this know whitespace formatting problem in WordPress and an advanced WordPress formatting solution.

I think what you are looking for is a WordPress plugin called “TinyMCE Advanced”. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tinymce-advanced/ The builtin WordPress wysiwyg editor is called TinyMCE. TinyMCE Advanced is an advanced wysiwyg editor which will take care of the known issue of “whitespace” being automatically stripped by the default WordPress wysiwyg editor. There are also many other AWESOME editing features and additional toolbar buttons in this plugin so you should have it anyway. Table formatting can be a pain in the rear when using the WordPress default TinyMCE editor. TinyMCE Advanced makes creating and formatting tables rows, columns and cells fast and very smooth. Once you install the TinyMCE Advanced plugin you need to configure it in the Dashboard. This is very easy. You are just going to drag and drop your new toolbar buttons to create a new advanced toolbar. No coding is required – totally drag and drop. Be sure to check the checkbox for allowing whitespace NOT to be automatically stripped from your posts. Good luck! 😉

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5 Comments to “WordPress Whitespace Formatting Problem – Advanced Formatting in WordPress”


  1. Theo Lantzakis says:

    Thanks for your speedy reply but for some reason, I can’t get TinyMCE to work on my wordpress even though I have the latest version.

  2. Theo Lantzakis says:

    In fact, after I followed instructions faithfully and to the letter, I can’t get the thing to work at all..!

  3. Theo Lantzakis says:

    So where’s the checkbox for allowing whitespace NOT to be automatically stripped from your posts? I can’t find it.!!!!

    • AITpro Admin says:

      This post was referring directly to an older version of this plugin. Go to your WP Settings Panel and Click on TinyMCE Advanced to go to the options page and in the most current version of this plugin you will see >>> Stop removing the p and b tags when saving and show them in the HTML editor. This is the same as stop removing white space automatically in the WP WYSIWYG editor. Thanks.


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