Wygwam automatically adds some extra space in <p> tags by default. Is there any way to remove them without editing the source in Wygwam? I'm using Wygwam 2.6.3.

What is intended

<p>This is a paragraph</p>

What actually happens

     This is a paragraph</p>

2 Answers 2


The themes/third_party/wygwam/lib/ckeditor/config.js file actually comes with the code necessary to do this – you just need to uncomment it. Have you tried that?

  • duh, it was staring me right in the face!
    – Dan
    Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 15:52

You'll need to override the default CKEditor rules for processing P tags.

Add this:

this.dataProcessor.writer.setRules( 'p',
                    indent : false,
                    breakBeforeOpen : true,
                    breakAfterOpen : false,
                    breakBeforeClose : false,
                    breakAfterClose : true

to your: themes/third_party/wygwam/lib/ckeditor/config.js file.

More info here: http://ckeditor.com/forums/Support/BUG-CKeditor-adds-new-line-and-tab-space-after-P-tag

  • hmm, I added that and it makes sense why, but it didn't seem to work.
    – Dan
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 18:25
  • Did you add it inside the instanceReady function?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 18:34
  • Yep, this is what that config file looks like jsfiddle.net/CSHZD
    – Dan
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 18:38
  • Try clearing your browser's cache?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 18:58
  • nope :( still no luck
    – Dan
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 19:02

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