I have a wordpress site and am having incredibly inconsistent and crazy results with the <br /> tag. I put it on one of my pages to create a break, and one minute it works, the next it doesn't. I put it in one html side widget and it works, and put it the same code in another widget, and it doesn't. It goes back and forth like this with no logic. It will suddenly work, and one day one of my pages it will just stop working, out of nowhere, just like that.
One example below of a widget where the line break works in one widget, but I put the same code in another widget and it doesn't work. It's driving me crazy.
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