The Truth Behind Wpautop()

WordPress is great. We love it, build with it all the time. But gosh darn it, what is with the rogue “<p>” tags?  You’ll go through 92% of a site build, and then the widget you’re building on the last page of the site won’t quite line up properly. After an egregious round of ‘inspect element’ with Chrome’s developer tools, you’ll ask yourself in a half-eureka / half-chewing on your molars voice “where the f$@# is that p tag coming from? There’s no p