What on Earth is HTML?
HTML, the Hypertext Markup Language, is some kind of mystical programming language. People use it to create and structure content on the all-powerful web. It isn’t rocket science, but trust us, it’s essential to learn HTML if you want to create or manage a website. It’s like learning a new language, but without the fun conversations.
WordPress is some sort of open-source content management system that’s used for over 30% of websites out there. It’s supposed to be easy to use and beginner-friendly, making it a sought-after choice for website creation. But the real question is, how do you write HTML code in WordPress? It’s like a magic trick, but with code
Step 1: Wrap Your Head Around WordPress Editor
WordPress has two editors – the visual editor and the text editor. Like a word processor, the visual editor lets you format text and add media. But the text editor, oh boy, it lets you manipulate HTML code. To access it in WordPress, just click on the “Text” tab at the top right of the visual editor. It’ll take you to another dimension!
Step 2: Learn Basic HTML Tags
To create and style content in WordPress, you need some basic HTML tags in your toolkit. Some commonly used tags include:
- <p> tag creates paragraphs of text
- <h1> through <h6> tags create headings of different sizes.
- <strong> and <em> tags make text bold and italic, respectively.
- <a> tag creates links to other pages or sites. Add a title attribute for the link’s tooltip.
- <img> tag is used to add images to your content. Add source and alt attributes to the image.
Step 3: Insert HTML Code into WordPress
If you want to add HTML code to your WordPress site, here’s how to do it:
- Go to the WordPress dashboard and click on “Pages” or “Posts,” depending on where you want to add code.
- Create a new page or post, or edit an existing one.
- Click on the “Text” tab to access the text editor.
- Add your HTML code right into the text editor.
- Preview your content by clicking on the “Visual” tab.
Step 4: Discover HTML Plugins
If editing HTML code directly isn’t your thing, try using HTML plugins designed for WordPress, such as:
- Black Studio TinyMCE Widget adds a widget with a visual editor for HTML code.
- Raw HTML lets you add HTML code without editing it directly.
- HTML Editor Syntax Highlighter adds syntax highlighting to WordPress’ text editor to make it easier to read and edit HTML code.
Step 5: Follow Best Practices
To write the best HTML code in WordPress, keep these tips in mind:
- Use valid HTML code that’s compatible with different browsers and devices.
- Avoid using complex HTML that can slow down your website or make it difficult to manage.
- Use CSS to style content instead of inline styling to keep code clean and organized.
- Test HTML code in different browsers and devices to ensure it looks and functions correctly.
The Grand Finale
By now, you should know how to write HTML code in WordPress. With some practice and following best practices, you can create beautiful and functional websites to tantalize the world. Remember to test your code and make it simple yet valid. Onward and upward, young coders!