From time to time I cannot get my lines to double space correctly in WordPress. It sometimes happens around quotes or around the photographs. When I did the post on embedding YouTube links, everything got really scrunched together.
WordPress does not like blank lines. If you try spacing down to create blanks, it will remove them from the post.
To get in some extra lines, I switch my screen from “Visual” to “HTML” (upper corner above the text box).
I insert a command of <P> to get an extra blank line. I usually have to experiment. Sometimes it works at the beginning of the line that begins the second paragraph; sometimes it’s better at the end of the first paragraph. Sometimes I do the in-between blank line and sometimes I do all three. Yes, I do. At some point, it will work.
If it doesn’t, try the line break command instead in the same way – <BR>.
Here are the two resources I use for trying to figure out HTML:
I’m not interested in doing anything fancy, but it is nice to be able to make small tweaks to improve the appearance of a post. It’s not hard to do HTML and someday I’ll take a class to learn it better. In the meantime though, this is a small way to help improve the appearance of your blog.