JavaScript port of WordPress’s automatic paragraph function autop and the removep reverse behavior.


Install the module

npm install @wordpress/autop --save

This package assumes that your code will run in an ES2015+ environment. If you’re using an environment that has limited or no support for such language features and APIs, you should include the polyfill shipped in @wordpress/babel-preset-default in your code.



Replaces double line-breaks with paragraph elements.

A group of regex replaces used to identify text formatted with newlines and replace double line-breaks with HTML paragraph tags. The remaining linebreaks after conversion become <br /> tags, unless br is set to ‘false’.


import { autop } from '@wordpress/autop';
autop( 'my text' ); // "<p>my text</p>"


  • text string: The text which has to be formatted.
  • br boolean: Optional. If set, will convert all remaining line- breaks after paragraphing. Default true.


  • string: Text which has been converted into paragraph tags.


Replaces <p> tags with two line breaks. “Opposite” of autop().

Replaces <p> tags with two line breaks except where the <p> has attributes. Unifies whitespace. Indents <li>, <dt> and <dd> for better readability.


import { removep } from '@wordpress/autop';
removep( '<p>my text</p>' ); // "my text"


  • html string: The content from the editor.


  • string: The content with stripped paragraph tags.

Contributing to this package

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