Ponsonby: How to allow HTML in user bio?

Hi there,

I’m trying to allow HTML formatting such as




inside the user bio in order to have it displayed in the single posts view.
I’m using WP 4.3.1 and a Ponsonby Child theme.

I added the following code to my child theme’s functions.php:

remove_filter('pre_user_description', 'wp_filter_kses');
add_filter( 'pre_user_description', 'wp_filter_post_kses');

This seems to be the common method (as descriped here, for example: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/enable-or-disable-all-html-tags-in-wordpress-author-biography-profiles/).
And I had it working with other themes and installations before.

But this time it just won’t work – all formatting is still stripped away from the user bio after saving.

Could this be a theme-related issue?