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  1. I'm new to blogging...
    a) I currently use the twenty fourteen theme, I changed my background colour and image but i see only the colour, No Image.
    b) I have no previous idea of 'codes'. I used this "<b>" code to emphasize a sentence and the whole posts goes BOLD. How do I get it to stop at a point.

    The blog I need help with is hardethaewoh.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi there, I took a look in your dashboard at Appearance > Background and see a color set, but do not see that you have uploaded and set a background image.

    I would suggest using the text formatting tools in the Visual editor, which is much easier. Write the post, then highlight what you want bold and click the "B" button and the text will go bold.

    If you do it by hand, entering the code, you have to make sure and put an ending tag as well as the opening tag such as below.

    <b>The text you want bold</b>

    In general though, and especially in the HTML5 standards, "strong" is used for important text rather than a "b" tag, so it would look like this.

    <strong>The text you want bold</strong>

  3. Thank you very much for that!
    Pls one more thing on HTML Codes please.
    How do i manually embed a link behind a text... Say I want to link to another post and i say Click 'here'.
    How do i make "here" link to another post? Thanks

  4. Highlight the text in the post or page editor you wish to use as the link and then click the "link" button in the toolbar (looks like chain links) and enter the URL/address.

  5. Thanks to you. I'm really beginning to enjoy blogging with wordpress.
    I even found a theme I like.

    Please I still need more help.
    1. after embedding the link in the text, until you hover around it, no one knows its a link. How do i make it show the blue coloured text that denote links
    2. what html codes can I use to Highlight lines in a paragraph...

  6. The theme you have chosen keeps the links the same color of the text, but underlines it. To change that permanently, would require the Custom Design upgrade, but you can do it on a link-by-link basis. After creating the link, select that text again and to to the font color button on the lower toolbar in the editor and select your color. If the second row of tools does not show, click the "kitchen sink" button on the far right end of the top editor toolbar to get it to show.

    You can use the same procedure above (select text, click font color button and select color) for highlighting text. You can also use the bold or italic buttons to emphasize text.

    If you are wanting to put a background color behind some text, you can do it like this.

    <span style="background-color: #eeff00;">I guessed it’s a Playstation, or a DVD Home Theatre System,</span>

    Basically you an opening span tag with the style attribute in it at the beginning of the text you want to put the background color on (this below)
    <span style="background-color: #eeff00;">
    and then put the ending span tag at the end
    </span>

  7. Oh, and I just grabbed a yellow color for the background highlight color, but you can edit that to any color you desire.

  8. Oops, I forgot the link to the Custom Design upgrade for you.

  9. Ok! Got that

    I like yellow, is there a page where I can preview a list of colours and their codes? I'll like to get the link please.

  10. Hi,

    If you need CSS colors, there's a good list here:

    http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/css_colornames.asp

    And here:

    http://www.somacon.com/p142.php

  11. I'm still not getting what I want precisely... The background colour seems to be highlighting only some text... Its not standing firm like a back drop... For example in this post http://hardethaewoh.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/my-daily-dairy-11/ from the " . . . I had a sumptuous meal with his family" part where I used a white colour the colour seems to be following the texts... What can I do?
    Also the background colors don't show on some phone browsers, what could be wrong?

  12. Its not standing firm like a back drop... For example in this post http://hardethaewoh.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/my-daily-dairy-11/ from the " . . . I had a sumptuous meal with his family" part where I used a white colour the colour seems to be following the texts... What can I do?

    Try using a "div" tag instead of a "span" tag to fix that.

    Here are some other links you might like:
    http://www.htmldog.com/guides/html/beginner/
    http://www.htmldog.com/guides/cssbeginner/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/#text-editor

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