basic html coding This blog post is the second in a series of blogs for those who would like to know a bit more about what is going on behind the scenes and try some basic HTML coding for themselves.  Once you learn the basics of coding, you will find that it opens up many possible options for your content formatting.

I highly recommend that you start with the first post in the series if you are new to HTML coding. If you have not read the first post in this topic, you can find it here:

Basic HTML Coding Options for WordPress

“H” is for Heading

In this post, I would like to introduce you to what are commonly referred to as “H” tags.

Heading tags or “H” tags are preformatted HTML tags that will help with styling your Heading and Subheading text.  They are meant for adding structure to your content.

“H” tags come in different number values from 1-6 with 1 being the largest font and 6 being the least.  These tags will also force a line break in the text both before and after them.

Below is a good example of code for each “H” tag value and the resulting text formatting.


“H” tags also can help with your Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  Best SEO practice is to use at least one H1 tag that includes your keyword and at least two H2 tags in your page or post. If you want to read more about SEO practices, you can read our blog post on that subject by clicking here.

Keep in mind that these “H” tags will be preformatted based on the site theme that you are using.  The end result may not be exactly like you see them above.  They are an easy way to add a pre-styled heading to any post or page.