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How to Use CSS to Stylize Headings in Your WordPress Content

So the extra-large font on the post titles and teeny-tiny text on the headings of Twenty Eleven are not doing it for you? This tutorial will show you how to spice up any theme headings using CSS and discuss the pros and cons of doing so.

Styling Headings with the WordPress Customizer or Appearance Settings

Maybe just changing the font and colors will be enough for you to style the headings.

Experiment with the WordPress Customizer settings in Appearance > Customize. It’s all automatic, so there is no need to know how to code CSS.

Pros: You can customize the appearance of your theme to your exact specifications, though the specifications maybe limited or constrained.

Cons: If you switch themes the fonts will carry over, but the CSS will not. You will also lose your customization if you upgrade your current theme for security reasons. Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions about Customizer for all the other restrictions. Continue reading How to Use CSS to Stylize Headings in Your WordPress Content

Web Accessibility: How Screen Readers Read a Website

Screen readers are assisting eyes of a screen that uses verbal translation. Screen Readers work by translating screen text into computerized speech so that a person can listen to the screen content. Currently these audio devices read content is a linear format.

Experienced screen interface users have concocted a few methods as ways to “skim” the web content. Some methods include: Using the links to parachute from link to link. Using Headings to bungee jump to other Headings- where Headings available.

When Web developers conveniently define these element, visitors can use ARIA Landmarks and HTML5 sectioning tags to navigate through a site. Continue reading Web Accessibility: How Screen Readers Read a Website

WordPress Words: Heading

The heading is simply like a title. In HTML, it is structured by using heading tags such as H1, H2, H3, and H4. Normally, as the heading number gets bigger, the font gets smaller.Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories. The use of tags is completely optional.
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Example: A well placed heading can be used to change the separate topics in a post and structure my work.

For those of you who don’t know what a tag is. A HTML tag is:

An HTML tag is a code that describes how a Web page is formatted. HTML tags are defined by the characters < and >.
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About Headings

The headings that we use in WordPress are HTML headings that separate content on your posts. Headings are important because they let the writer of the posts change topics or shift the post directions. They also let search engines use the headings to find your posts and most importantly they structure the post you are writing, giving it a change in direction or introducing a new topic or idea.

Headings can be used in both the editor options. In the visual editor the Headings tool looks something like this:

WordPress Heading in the visual editor

In the text editor, the Headings look like this:

WordPress headings in the text editor

Search Optimization

Headings also allow search engines to find your content. They often times view your headings and select them if they match the searched ramifications. This will help bring more traffic to your site.

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Web Accessibility: Headings and Section Titles

According to Wikipedia, Web Accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent access to websites by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community whose mission is to lead the Web to its full potential. They have published Four Principles of Accessibility: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust (POUR). You can read more about those standards and you can contact W3C directly for more information. Continue reading Web Accessibility: Headings and Section Titles