Basic HTML for Every Blogger

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You don’t need to be a web developer to master the basic HTML necessities of blogging. Even though you may be following the blogging guidelines to maximize your SEO efforts, it’s not uncommon to approach a minor coding issue or question. So don’t be scared of the HTML section of your blog, give it look and experiment with the HTML. Here is a rundown of what you should know:

 

The Absolute Basics

Whenever you edit the HTML of your article, you must know that any coding you add must start with brackets and end with a closed bracket. This is how your computer understands your commands.

 

< > Open Bracket

 

</> Closed Bracket

 

Common blogging issues with HTML often occur because the bracket isn’t closed. If you find your article coding isn’t working, double-check the brackets. It’s easy to forget a closed bracket, and it can cause the format of your article to look chaotic.

 

Paragraphs and Page breaks

Your blog article likely has multiple paragraphs. If you find the spacing for each of your paragraphs look uneven, check the HTML section to see if you may have added an extra paragraph or page break spacings accidently.

 

When setting up a paragraph for new text, the coding for a paragraph will look like this:

 

<p> Paragraph text </p>

 

To break up your text without starting a new paragraph you use a page break, which looks like this:

 

</br>

Headings

Headings are important for your blogs. Your readers are generally skimming your blog, and a headline can be key to catching their attention. Headlines are great for dividing up the wording in your article. It looks sharp and it makes your blog easier to read, especially for “skimmers.”

 

There are different sized headings you can select for your articles. H1 is the largest heading you can use for your blog and H10 is the smallest. Here is how to start a heading:

 

For an H1 heading: <h1> Headline text </h1>

 

HTML is essentially learning another language. It all can’t be learned overnight, but with consistency and practice, you can pick up the most basic features quickly. These HTML codes are simple enough to start experimenting. If you have questions about your blog, give us a call today!

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