Element of
Fonts and Web Typography
What does <p> do?
The <p> element is used to identify blocks of paragraph text. The closing <p> tag is optional and is implied by the opening tag of the next HTML element encountered in an HTML document after an opening <p> tag.

Code Example

<p>Here's how to define a paragraph in HTML.</p>

Here's how to define a paragraph in HTML.

Basic Text Formatting

If you're new to HTML, <p> is likely to be the first element that you encounter. It defines a paragraph of text.

The end of the paragraph is marked by a closing </p> tag. Technically this is optional, but it's good practice to include the closing tag to ensure your document validates.

By default, most browsers place a line break and a blank line between paragraphs.

Browser Support for p