Learning how to double space bullets in WordPress can be quite frustrating for many people (as I was once of those people).
Now if you’re unaware WordPress automatically single spaces all list within their program — then on top of that make it to where it’s almost impossible to add an extra space to the list.
Therefore after doing a lot of researching and testing, I finally figured out a way you can double space both bullet list and numbered list without having to use any plugins, or do any sort of advanced coding — and you can do it very quickly too.
Now while double spacing both bullet and numbered is very similar, there’s also a few differences between them too.
Therefore I’m going to start off by showing you how to do this with bullet list, since it’s the easier of the two.
How To Double Space Bullets
As I previously mentioned, when you create a bullet list in WordPress it will normally look like this with no extra space in between each bullet.
So in order to add that extra space, you’ll want to do the following things:
1. After the first bullet in your list, you want to press the enter key twice. This will create a large gap between the first bullet and second one.
2. Next you want to place your cursor at the end of your first bullet and press delete. This will close the large gap between the two bullets making it now look like a normal double spaced list.
Once you’ve done this, simply repeat steps 1 and 2 to make the rest of your bullets double spaced.
Here’s a short clip showing you what this is like in action.
Now that you understand how to double space bullets, let me know show you how you’ll be double spacing numbered list.
How To Double Space Numbered List
Numbered list are a little bit trickier to do, but don’t worry as once I show you how it’s done you’ll be able to do it in your sleep.
Now first thing you’ll want to do is hit the enter key twice between each bullet so that each numbered list has the number “1” next to it.
Here’s an example of how it should look.
Next you want to highlight each list below your first one and click the “text tab” within WordPress. You will then find an HTML tag that says <ol>.This is the tag we will be editing in this section.
Now what you’ll want to do with this tag is to change it to look like this: <ol start=”2″>
The number 2 represents what number you want it to be within your list. So below your first numbered list you will have the following code say (ol start=”2″), then (ol start=”3)” and so on.
Once you’ve done this for all your numbered list, they should now say numbers 1 through however many you have — and they should also be double spaced too.
Here is short video showing you how I do this within WordPress.
Why Should You Even Incorporate List Into Your Content?
While you probably came here wanting to learn how to double space bullet list, what you might not of known is “why” adding list into your content is important to begin with.
Simply put it adds white space to your content making it easier for your viewers to read your content.
I wrote a whole post here talking about how you should write content for your visitors.
In short though you want to make your content easy to read, talk to them as if you would a friend, and provide helpful information they are looking for.
So by adding bullet list you make it easy for people to scan and absorb your content, without making them sift through a huge wall of text.
I hope after reading this post, you will have a much easier time in the future double spacing both bullet and numbered list within WordPress.
While I’m sure there are other ways you can go about doing this, like I said this is this easiest method I’ve found so far that doesn’t involve coding or plugins to make it work.
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Getting back to double spacing bullets though, did you find this post helpful? Or maybe you know an even better method how to do this that you would like to share with everyone?
If so leave a comment below, and of course if you have any other questions or concerns I’ll be more than happy to help you out. 🙂