As a blogger, you'll have infinite many options when it comes to your choice of blog portal and publishing tools. It also means that the technical bits often differ between bloggers. Solutions that work on a blog may not work on another. But is it something that most people have in common, so is the use of HTML on the blog. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 5 HTML tags that may be helpful to know. Do not miss the list at the end, full of good websites where you can learn more about HTML!
Bold style with <strong>
Using HTML tags to form text is one of the most basic things you can do with HTML. Therefore, it's a good idea to start this list with. Fat style can be very useful when you want to highlight something in your blog posts.
To make a part of the text in your posts in bold, place the text within a start and end. Just as in the example below:
<strong>Your bolded test</strong>
Strong in the example above tells us that we want to use our bold style.
To be strong within these <> means that oily still starts there. With the help of / we say that bold style ends there.
Links with <a href="">
In the vast majority of blogging tools you can create links by clicking a button. But if that feature were tough, it's always good to be able to fall back on honorable old knowledge. Because it's actually HTML code generated when you click that button and paste the link.
If we compare with bold style, there's more to keep track of this HTML tag. You both need to paste the URL itself and write a link text, that is, the text that the reader clicks to follow the link. This is how the code itself looks like:
<a href="Link URL">Link text</a>
If we fill in it with all the necessary information we have quit:
<a href="https://www.savvysme.com.au/"> Better Bloggers</a>
Headings with <h2>
When writing a blog post, it may be good to use headlines for several reasons. Then I do not mean the title of the actual post, but subheadings in the post.
Subheadings are so good that they help make the posts more readable to your readers. But then they are also good when you want SEO-customize your posts. Headlines tell the search engines what the post is about, which facilitates indexing of your posts and contributes to a higher ranking among search results.
There are several HTML tags for tagging headers, as they usually come in several different sizes. <h1> is used only in the title of the post (and is usually included in the theme) and should not be used in the actual post. Here's why it's an example of the biggest headline:
H stands for heading and 2 shows that we want the largest heading to be used in our posts. If we want a smaller title, we can replace the two with a higher figure. 1-5 tend to be available, but it varies between different blog designs. Here you can test yourself, and if they look crazy you may need to change the attributes of your headlines in your CSS file.
Use <br />
Have you agreed that you would need some extra space between the text in your post and the image? Then it's the HTML tag <br />you need!
Br stands for line break and gives you a new line when you need it. Unlike when you use links, you do not need a separate end tag. You just throw in <br /> where you want a line break.
Lists with <li> and <ul>
Lists are good for the same reason as bold may be good. This makes it easier for the reader to make the text more transparent. To list your blog posts, you need to know two HTML tags:
UL and LI
Ul talks about what kind of list you want to use, and where it starts and ends. UL stands for Unordered List, ie you want to create a list of dots rather than numbers.
LI speaks as when a point in the list begins and ends. It becomes clearer when you see it in action. So we run an example!