Disable WordPress from Automatically Inserting Paragraph Tags

By default, WordPress automatically inserts paragraph tags into your content while using the post editor – this often gets in the way when you’re trying to space out your text, and could also create validation issues.

As a result, if you want to strip the automatically inserted paragraph tags from your content, simply insert this line in your PHP template file above ‘the_content’ tag:

*For the less tech savvy this solution requires you to FTP into your web site and access your theme template files. Once in there you’ll need to add this snippet of code directly above the ‘the_content’ snippet. Make sense? Hit me up in the comments if not.

Hopefully this helps others remove those pesky paragraph tags. Cheers!