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HTML <p> tag

The HTML <p> element represents a paragraph.

Paragraphs are usually represented in visual media as blocks of text that are separated from adjacent blocks by vertical blank space.

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Browsers automatically add some margin before and after each <p> element. The margins can be modified with CSS using the margin property.

Browser compatibility

The <p> element is fully supported by all browsers:

Element
<p> yes yes yes yes yes



Attributes

The following table shows the attributes that are specific to the <p> tag:

Attribute Value Description
align left
right
center
justify
Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies text alignment within a paragraph

Global Attributes

The <p> tag supports the global attributes described in HTML Global Attributes Reference

Event Attributes

The <p> tag supports the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

Last updated: Wednesday 26 Sep, 2018