When I'm writing some text with CKeditor and I press enter and want to write something on the next line, the editor automatically inserts the text on the new line into <p> ... </p> tags instead of only <br/>

I tried to correct it with editing the config.js file and adding the line config.autoParagraph = false; but without success.

Do you know where is the fault?

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Out of the box, the CKEditor configuration does a <p> on enter and a <br> on shift + enter.

If you wish to change this, you can visit admin/settings/ckeditor/edit/[profile], and scroll down to the "Cleanup and output" section.


Answer above fix this if you have a CKEditor module, but if you use WYSIWYG module you don't have that option (at least for now).

Here is how to override these settings with a module in CKEeditor in Drupal 7:

function YOURMODULENAME_wysiwyg_editor_settings_alter(&$settings, $context) {
  if($context['profile']->editor == 'ckeditor') {
    $settings['enterMode'] = 2; //<br />
    $settings['shiftEnterMode'] = 1; //<p>

For TinyMCE here Drupal 7 - How to change p to br in CKEditor and TinyMCE.


There is a reason why the paragraph is the default: usually it's semantically more correct to use a <p> tag. I recommend in most cases to stick to the default and (if you don't like the whitespace) remove the margin on paragraphs using CSS.


Just go to admin/settings/filters/list; uncheck "Line break" in all filters, and "Full HTML."


I found it easier to hardcode this. Open the file sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/ckeditor.js in Notepad++ Go to line 22 or search for shiftEnterMode

Change following:





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