Published on April 16, 2018 by WPBeginner

Are you wanting control over your single and double line spacing on your WordPress site? When using word processors like Microsoft Word you have the ability to control how your lines of text are being spaced on your site but not in WordPress. In this video, we will show you how to add single and double line spacing in WordPress.

More than anything else, the line spacing for your site is controlled by the theme that you have active. You may want to reach out to the contact for your theme for if there is a built-in option to edit this first.

By default when you press Enter on your keyboard to add a line break, WordPress will consider it the end of a paragraph and add a double line space. The only time you would not have this is if your theme overrides this feature. To only have a single line you would use the Shift key and Enter then you will not have the extra space between the lines.

To attempt to override the settings in the theme itself you will need to add some CSS to your WordPress site. You would want to start by going under Appearance, Customize and at the bottom there should be a section called ‘Additional CSS’. For the CSS that we are adding to the site, you would want to visit our written article where you can copy and paste the code without issue.

The line-height will change the spacing of each line so your single spacing will be changed based on what em value you set. For changing the spacing of the double line spacing you would want to change the padding-bottom value and for that, we normally use px rather than em.

Text version of this tutorial
www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-single-double-line-spacing-in-wordpress

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11 Comments on "How to Add Single Double Line Spacing in WordPress"

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JandB Travels
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JandB Travels
1 month 2 days ago

We can stop pulling our hair out!?! Thank you!

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Sport Game Activity
1 month 25 days ago

Hy Maidam can you tell me how to adjust title area spacing bar in WordPress because in my theme 2line goes for 1st line

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1 month 24 days ago

For that, you would need to edit the CSS for your title area using Inspect element for what to target: www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/basics-of-inspect-element-with-your-wordpress-site/

Cr3ated
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Cr3ated
1 month 25 days ago

Exactly what I needed. Thanks.

Chandan Gupta
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Chandan Gupta
2 months 25 days ago

How to add side spacing??

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2 months 23 days ago

It would depend on what you mean, you may want to try padding left/right. For how to test it, you could take a look at our article: www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/basics-of-inspect-element-with-your-wordpress-site/

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Infos Tutos
2 months 28 days ago

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Omor Faruqee
3 months 10 hours ago

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Enkii Muto
3 months 11 hours ago

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Scripty Vijay
3 months 11 hours ago

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3 months 13 hours ago

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