If you post online, you’re bound to come across situations where knowing just a wee bit of HTML would help you get noticed. Or, sometimes your site’s text editor inputs goofy code that messes with your formatting, especially if you’ve made a lot of edits on a WordPress site. Following are some of the most common HTML elements you can easily use to jazz up your posts.
HTML is a very simple and intuitive language. To make use of it, you simple surround the text you want to highlight with simple tags. For instance, to make a word appear in bold, you would use the <b> tag. Here’s an example.
This <b>word</b> is bold.
It would appear like this:
This word is bold.
The tag <b> tells a browser that the text following it will be in bold. All of the text that follows will be in bold until the </b> tag tells the browser to stop creating the effect. So, you can also have a string of words in bold, like this:
<b>All of these words are bold.</b>
Which would appear: All of these words are bold.
On some website platforms, like WordPress, the tag <strong> is used instead of <b>.
The tag <i> is for italics, and the tag <u> is for underline. As you can see, the tags are quite intuitive.
For more easy HTML tags to use on your posts and pages, read the article Jazz Up Your Site with Simple HTML You can find more helpful articles and video tutorials on the Resources page.
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