New Blogger not doing paragraph breaks: solution

Edit 09/2020: I’m being told that the most recent changes to Blogger mean that this option is no longer there.  Sorry.

For those of you who are struggling with the new Blogger format and trying to figure out why you no longer have paragraphs here’s how to fix it.

Apparently the good folks at Google believe that EVERYONE codes their posts in HTML cause the default setting is to require HTML code to create a paragraph break.  Nice huh?

Anyway, go to the screen where you type in new posts.  On the right hand side is a list of menus for various settings, click on the one that says Options and has a gear icon.  At the bottom of the menu is the option for Line Breaks.  Default (when they forced you to change) is “Use <br> tag”, change it to “Press Enter for line breaks”.  Click “done”.  Presto, paragraph breaks where you want them.

4 thoughts on “New Blogger not doing paragraph breaks: solution”

  1. thank you, thank you, thank you …. i was getting REALLY FRUSTRATED when typing my blog post today (normally I only get semi-frustrated when dealing with blogger).

    Anyway now i’ll know how to fix it! Thanks again

  2. Thank you so much. I had been lazy about blogging, and suddenly the blog wasn’t making paragraphs, and omigoddess, I was ready to switch to WordPress…

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