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[Resolved] Extra paragraphs being added when Views are displayed and edited in blocks

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Problem: Extra paragraph tags and line breaks are added to the results of a View

LEGACY VIEWS Solution: Add the suppress_filters attribute to the Content Template shortcodes in the View's loop editor area.

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Last updated by nickH-5 2 years, 7 months ago.

Assisted by: Christian Cox.


I am not sure if this is a bug or something which has arisen when I have started using blocks. I have a number of views using the same set of content templates which appear to include additional unwanted <p> </p> tags which break the view. You can see the kind of thing at hidden link and in the image uploaded. This does not happen in the very first item shown but in all subsequent items

Here is the view loop:

	<!-- wpv-loop-start -->
	<wpv-loop wrap="3" pad="true">
		[wpv-item index=1]
		<div class="row" style="margin:5px;">
			<div class="col-sm-4">[wpv-post-body view_template="upright-image-title-long-more-with-type"]</div>
		[wpv-item index=other]
			<div class="col-sm-4">[wpv-post-body view_template="upright-image-title-long-more-with-type"]</div>
		[wpv-item index=3]
			<div class="col-sm-4">[wpv-post-body view_template="upright-image-title-long-more-with-type"]</div>
		[wpv-item index=pad]
			<div class="col-sm-4"></div>
		[wpv-item index=pad-last]
			<div class="col-sm-4"></div>
Page : [wpv-pager-current-page][wpv-pager-nav-links output="bootstrap" links_type="dots"] <div class="form-inline">
	<div class="form-group">
		<label>[wpml-string context="wpv-views"]Go to page[/wpml-string]</label>
		[wpv-pager-nav-dropdown output="bootstrap"]
	<!-- wpv-loop-end -->
		<strong>[wpml-string context="wpv-views"]No items found[/wpml-string]</strong>

and here is the relevant template:

<div class="no-podcast">
<a href="[wpv-post-url]">
<div class="row no-gutter">
<div class="image" style="background-color:grey;">
<div class="constant-100pc-300">
[wpv-conditional if="( NOT(empty($(_thumbnail_id))) )"][wpv-post-featured-image size="small"][/wpv-conditional]
[wpv-conditional if="( (empty($(_thumbnail_id))) )"]<img src="hidden link">[/wpv-conditional]</div>
[wpv-conditional if="( '[wpv-post-type]' eq 'audio-clip' )"]<i class="fa fa-play-circle" style="font-size:300%; color:rgba(255,255,255,0.63)">[/wpv-conditional]
[wpv-conditional if="( '[wpv-post-type]' eq 'podcast' )"]<i class="fa fa-play-circle" style="font-size:300%; color:rgba(255,255,255,0.63)">[/wpv-conditional]

<div class="row no-gutter">
<div class="text-box" style="height:250px; overflow:hidden;">
<span class= "type-header">
<font color="grey">
[wpv-conditional if="( '[wpv-post-type]' eq 'programme-promotion' )"]

[wpv-conditional if="( $(wpcf-date-of-broadcast) gt 'NOW()' )"]

[wpv-conditional if="( ($(wpcf-date-of-broadcast)-86400) lt 'TODAY()' )"]
COMING UP AT [types field='date-of-broadcast' style='text' format='g:i a'][/types] :
[wpv-conditional if="( ($(wpcf-date-of-broadcast)-86400) gte 'TODAY()' )"]
[types field='date-of-broadcast' style='text' format='l'][/types] AT [types field='date-of-broadcast' style='text' format='g:i a'][/types] :

[wpv-conditional if="( $(wpcf-date-of-broadcast) lt 'NOW()' )"]




[wpv-conditional if="( '[wpv-post-type]' ne 'programme-promotion' )"]

[wpv-post-type show="single"] :


<span class="title-header">
[trim length="60"][wpv-post-title output='sanitize'][/trim]

<font color="black">[wpv-post-excerpt length="200" count="character" more="..."]</font>
<div class="text-box" style="height:20px; overflow:hidden;">
<font style="color:black; font-size:0.7em">
[wpv-post-body view_template="sponsor-relationship"]
<div class="text-box" style="height:20px; overflow:hidden;">
<a href="[wpv-post-url]" style="position:absolute; bottom:5px; right:30px"><i class="fa fa-circle" style="color:#ED1D24;text-align:right;"><font style="color:#2F2E7C;font-weight:bold; text-transform:uppercase;"> MORE</font></a>

view issue.PNG

Adding the screenshot of hidden link


Hi, the first thing to try is to disable 3rd-party filters on the View loop template shortcodes like so:

[wpv-post-body view_template="upright-image-title-long-more-with-type" suppress_filters="true"]

Add that suppress_filters="true" to the 3 content template shortcodes in the View's loop editor. That may be enough to prevent these extra paragraph tags from being inserted in the View's loop.

You should also investigate the HTML markup errors shown when validating this page, since invalid markup can cause browser rendering issues:

I see several issues there that should be addressed, like the Contact Us link being malformatted in the secondary menu, and other invalid nesting issues.

If suppressing filters does not solve the problem, I'll need to take a closer look.


Great help. That works.

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