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Disappearing line breaks in WordPress posts

Category : Wordpress · No Comments · by Jul 30th, 2014

This is something that has been bothering me for the past few months, and I am adding here so I can always find the (very simple) solution.

Recently when adding posts to one of the sites I run I was having issues with my line breaks, <br>, disappearing. This is due to the WordPress editor tidying up the code and removing empty values. That seems fair enough, but can be extremely frustrating when trying to tidy the layout of your post.


The workaround for this is to use the text view of your post and add the line break through HTML, with a class added to it. The below will ensure that your line breaks will not be removed and your formatting will stay as intended..

<br class=”blank”>





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Dublin Film Makers Meetup Group

Category : Editing, Film · No Comments · by Jul 22nd, 2014

I set up an account on several years ago at the suggestion of a college lecturer. I attended one meeting of a group that she was involved in that week. For years since I have been receiving sporadic emails from the website, trying to entice me back by letting me know about new groups that are in my area. Recently, one finally caught my attention to reel me in.


I have had an interest in the film making process for years, and in particular in video editing. My problem has been a lack of experience and a lack of contacts involved in film. So a meet up group for film makers in Dublin seemed perfect. I went along to the next meet up that had been organised, and within a few days had been involved in the making of a short film. Admittedly it was a small role helping out the main editor but it was great to see how quickly the entire process, from brainstorming ideas to finalising an edit, could flow.

The short was shown as part of a small event in Temple Bar, where a horror movie was shown each week. The organisers wanted a short film to show before each movie. For this week the film was Vampyr, so obviously we went with a vampire theme.

Vampire Blues from Robert O’Meara on Vimeo.

While by no means perfect, it is great to see a creative group of people get together and create something over the space of two or three days, and I will certainly be going back for more.