How To Create A Shortcode For A Blank Or Empty Line On WordPress

[Normal_Box]Creating blank and empty lines on WordPress

Creating Empty Lines On WP

There may be a point in time where someone needs to create an empty space or a blank line somewhere on WordPress, without using CSS markups. For instance, sometimes the visual editor on WordPress can become clustered, and [shortcode] can be used to identify or mark the location of a blank line.

There are plenty of right ways to create blank spaces and empty lines on WordPress including the use of amperstamps (&nbsp;), rule tags (<br>,<hr>), creating tables, columns, and more. What we did in the code snippet below is we used an amperstamp with paragraph tags to be used as a PHP function, so when the shortcode [blank] is inserted onto a page or post on WordPress an individual blank line or empty space is created.[/Normal_Box]

Copy and paste into functions.php file Copy and paste the snippet below into your current theme’s functions.php file.[Normal_Box]

<?php
/* shortcode for blank line */
function blankline() {
 return '<p>&nbsp;</p>';
}
add_shortcode('blank', 'blankline');
?>

[/Normal_Box]To create a blank or empty line on WordPress use the shortcode: [blank]


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Comments ( 4 )

  1. ReplyTyrhone
    Hi, I did this and it completely locked me out of my site, any advice on getting back in?
    • ReplyAuthorSean Doyle
      I'm not having issues viewing your site. Access your functions.php file and erase it again... Your WP login isn't the only place this file is located, get into your FTP manager.