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Extra Sentence Space v1.1

I’d like to announce the official release of the updated Extra Sentence Space plugin (v1.1) for WordPress.

Force browsers to display two spaces between sentences.

The plugin’s official homepage is located at :

This release has the plugin now retaining the extra sentence space for text appearing in widgets, notes WordPress 2.9+ compatibility, and adds some code documentation.

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

Detailed ChangeLog

These are the detailed changes, which may or may not make sense to you depending on your familiarity with the previous features and internals of the plugin.

  • Now also filter widget_text
  • Add PHPDoc documentation
  • Note compatibility with WP 2.8+ and 2.9+
  • Update readme.txt (including adding Changelog)

5 replies on “Extra Sentence Space v1.1”

Hmmm…this plugin does the opposite of what I’d like.

Two spaces between sentences is a complete throwback to the day when typewriters made every character (even periods and spaces!) equidistant. With the advent of word processors and now computers, spacing is much more dynamic based upon the font set and program settings. As such, in a computing environment, one space is much more accurate ( but still the debate rages. 🙂

Anyway, I found your Text Replace plugin and was very eager to use it to change ” – ” (space-dash-space) to “—” (an em-dash). However, your code has spaces around the “=>” so I’m not sure it parses spaces, etc. I’d also like to change “…” (three periods) to the “…” character, and several other niggly things (including removing the extra space between sentences) that my bloggers keep tossing me.

Is your Text Replace plugin capable of this, or should I look elsewhere? Thanks for all your hard work!

I’m actually looking for a plugin that does the opposite of this. Two spaces after a period is incorrect unless you’re using a monospaced font – like Courier New. I’d like them removed since my website does not use monospaced fonts.

Is it possible to modify the code in this plugin to put two spaces after punctuations other than . ! ? such as | (vertical bar).

I am trying to format my website so that there are two spaces before and after each vertical bar, but WordPress eliminates the double space after the vertical bar.

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