Ponsonby: How to allow HTML in user bio?

Hi there,

I’m trying to allow HTML formatting such as

<p>

or

<br>

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?

Cheers

Alex