This is a very simple tips/snippet. One of the biggest annoyance for first time WordPress user is that WordPress Editor/TinyMCE will produce paragraph tag instead of just simply add a line break. This makes it really hard for newbie switching from other blogging platform/social media to write a new content.
This mostly happen to my client (and my self) when first switching from blogger (google) to WordPress or use social media like facebook, twitter, or forum (vBulletin, etc) which do not do this/have this behavior.
What is <br /> and what is <p>?
In WordPress when we write content and hit “Enter”, we will add new paragraph, and there will be a margin in between text, some people try to hit “backspace” to remove the extra margin, but instead it will go to the previous line. It’s probably easier to explain using picture:
The first (with no margin in every line) is using line break / <br/> tag, and the second one with margin at the bottom is using paragraph / <p> tag.
There’s nothing wrong with WordPress, this is actually a feature in WordPress called auto-p (auto paragraph)
I’ll explain that it’s easy to enable line break on “Enter” in WordPress editor.