Today I Learned

Advance Custom Fields' textarea newline behaviour in Wordpress

Have you ever wondered why ACF's textarea field adds <br>s in your frontend html instead of a paragraph tag? An this happens in spite of the explicit newline settings on the fields

It turns out this is the default behaviour and it's a rather common pitfall for many ACF newcomers.

Here's the deal:

Hit Enter twice for a paragraph p.
Hit it just once for a regular single line break <br>.