Learn basic HTML to run your blog optimally! 😀
Today I am not going to talk about events, activities or places; I’m going to post some of the most basic but useful HTML knowledge that I have acquired. Some time ago I learnt basic HTML through a free online course and, while it was fun to learn, I forgot everything after a month because I never used anything I learnt.
However, now that I’m writing a blog using WordPress, I am in the need to use some of the things I learnt to make the posts a bit prettier and easier to read. Because I had forgotten everything, I have had to relearn some of the lessons, and I decided to publish them so that it can be useful to other new bloggers (and also useful to the future me). I hope this is helpful and not too confusing!
Important note: when I type a code here to show what you need to type to create an effect, the WordPress text editor automatically thinks I am coding, so it converts my code into a result. To avoid this, instead of typing my text into the WordPress text editor, I typed it somewhere else and added screenshots here. I’m sorry for the inconveniences this may cause!
HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, and it is one of the most widespread coding languages. The way it works is by using “<>” and “</>” to open and close codes. Since WordPress and other blog platforms already do most of the work for you, you only need to know some of these codes to modify your font, size, color, etc. Therefore, I’m going to skip the whole HTML architecture lesson because it’s a bit boring =D if you’re interested, you can always take the online course I had, which was really good.
I forgot to mention, if you use more than 1 styling attribute, you must separate them by a “;”, like in the example above.
If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, check this.
Other tricks & shortcuts:
- For bold font (also called “strong”), you can just press control B
- For italic font (also called “emphasized”), you can just press control I
- For underlined text you can also just press control U