WordPress is a great platform to build websites with, but it can be frustrating to add something as simple as a line break. This is because the visual editor strips them out as fast as you can add them.
As with most problems that one encounters related to WordPress, someone has figured out a solution. In this case, Tim Reynolds has created a small plugin that preserves line breaks by using the short code
instead of the normal html <br />. Brilliant! Thanks Tim. But if you want to use the shortcode, you need to install the plugin.
Here it is: Line Break Shortcode