HELP! What is HTML?
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What is HTML?

THE HELP! FILES

Some WordPress themes use HTML to help your website or it’s widgets display information more effectively. But don’t worry, we have already set this up for you. Now, you just need to edit it!

HOW TO EDIT HTML:

Since your widget has already been set up for you, so you don’t need to worry about knowing any special coding. You just need to edit the content WITHIN the HTML. This can vary per theme – ask us for specific details of your theme and we can give you the exact coding. But basically, the HTML is relatively the same – it appears before your text within brackets < > and then after your text.

For example, here is some text that appears in a widget.

<p><strong> I really love strawberry cupcakes!</strong> They are delicious.</p>

The text in blue is HTML. The <p> tells WordPress to make your text a paragraph (basically controlling the spacing) and the <strong> tells WordPress to make that text bold. But don’t worry about the technical stuff… the easiest way to think of it is – only edit the text between the HTML!

So if you wanted to change the text to instead say that you love chocolate cupcakes, you would only edit the text inside the HTML:

<p><strong> I really love chocolate cupcakes!</strong> They are delicious.</p>

HOW DOES THIS LOOK ON MY WEBSITE?

The above HTML translates into the below:

HOW TO EDIT HTML

 

You can see that the HTML code is not visible on your website – it just tells WordPress what to do – in this case, the “I really love chocolate cupcakes!” text is now bold.

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