How do I use HTML in blog?

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  • #1316729

    thesoulfool
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    I’ve used other WP CMS interfaces that allowed me to use HTML (those ones I didn’t set up so I’m not sure if they’re upgraded, etc.), but when I try it in my blog with the free template, the HTML doesn’t work. I’m writing it into the “text” tab, as I would in any other CMS.

    Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions?

    Thanks!

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

    #1316852

    timethief
    Member

    Eaxctly what is the code that you are entering for?
    See > http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    #1316854

    timethief
    Member

    Will you also please post the URL for the blog you are referring to? Changing headers does not require coding.
    custom image header http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/custom-header-image/

    Note: These are 3 ways to change fonts on wordpress.com blogs.
    (1) Changing font families, colors and size in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page by coding into the HTML editor.
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/formatting-text-pt-5/

    (2) Changing font colors in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page using the #4 icon (Select text color – change the text color) in Row 2 the Visual editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

    (3) Changing all font families, colors and sizes throughout the whole blog by purchasing an annually renewable Custom Design upgrade and using Typekit Fonts with Staff support. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#custom-fonts
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#custom-colors

    #1316870

    thesoulfool
    Member

    Hey Timethief,

    Thanks for replying & the great info. I’m trying to change font size — the problem is that the HTML actually disappears. I realized this when I went back to where I entered it after nothing changed on the front-end. I did some double-checking to make sure I coded correctly, just to be safe.

    I checked out some of the links, and they confirmed I should be able to do this in the text post/page editor. Am I missing something perhaps? Or is their a bug?

    #1316873

    timethief
    Member

    Will you please post the URL starting with http:// for the exact site you are working on?

    #1316875

    thesoulfool
    Member

    OK, OK — I figured it out–I needed to use “span style” vs. “font size”. Er, not trying to be dense but can you help me understand if the latter was phased out or if “span” is just something WP requires.

    Thanks again.

    #1316876

    thesoulfool
    Member

    http://www.thesoulfool.com

    Not much there, it’s new. Sorry I left out of previous msg.

    #1316879

    timethief
    Member

    This thread will be moved to the CSS Forum for you.
    You do not use the text editor when CSS editing.
    Here is the link to the Reddle stylesheet.
    https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/reddle/style.css

    Please also read this entire section which I will post only an excerpt from:

    Does the Custom Design upgrade let me edit HTML?
    No. The Custom Design upgrade allows you to edit fonts and CSS only. You can change the appearance of a theme, but not its HTML markup, PHP code, or content. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

    #1316892

    justpi
    Member

    a) This thread will not be moved to the CSS Forum for you, because you don’t seem to have the Custom Design upgrade and you’re asking about the Text editor, not the CSS editor.

    b) The font tag and other related tags are deprecated.

    c) Using “span style” isn’t necessarily correct. What exactly do you want to change – the font size of a word, a paragraph, a whole post?

    #1316929

    thesoulfool
    Member

    Thanks, justpi — I am asking about the text editor, and that makes sense about the font tags.

    What would be correct in place of “span style”? It worked but I don’t want to make it work with duct tape and string, ya know?

    I want to change the font size of a line of text, to highlight it.

    #1316933

    timethief
    Member

    @justpi

    This thread will not be moved to the CSS Forum for you, because you don’t seem to have the Custom Design upgrade and you’re asking about the Text editor, not the CSS editor.

    Excuse me but this is the footer I see on the blog that rebeccaxcollins provided the URL for above when I asked for it. http://www.thesoulfool.com

    Blog at WordPress.com. | Theme: Customized Reddle by Automattic.

    I don’t get it. Why would anyone who has a CSS upgrade on a blog piddle around using the Text editor to chnage fonts post by post and page by page each and every time they publish one or the other forevermore ? Why wouldn’t they use CSS editing to change the font selectors throughout the blog? http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#custom-fonts
    https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/reddle/style.css

    #1316934

    timethief
    Member

    @rebeccaxcollins
    Please confirm whether or not this blog –> http://www.thesoulfool.com/ is the exact blog in question or not?

    #1316940

    thesoulfool
    Member

    It is indeed.

    And lol, you’re assuming that everyone has coding skills inline with yours! I have to use what skills I have, limited they may be — unless someone wants to code my CSS for me. ;)

    #1316941

    timethief
    Member

    I’m not assuming that anyone has coding skills. In fact WordPress.com is a platform for those who aren’t into coding at all. If we don’t like the fonts the theme designer defines for our themes that’s what the CSS upgrade can be used to address.

    We can change all font families, colors and sizes throughout the whole blog by purchasing an annually renewable Custom Design upgrade and using Typekit Fonts with Volunteer and/or Staff support. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#custom-fonts

    Choice one:
    In the CSS forum get assistance to identify and change the font selectors throughout the blog so the fonts are the (style, color) size you want appear throughout the blog.

    Choice two:
    Use the Text editor and code the font change for the body content in every post and page that you create before publication.

    #1316943

    timethief
    Member

    Sheesh! I just realized I’m off track here. I thought you want to chnage font size throughout the blog.

    I want to change the font size of a line of text, to highlight it.

    <style> Style tag is used to write inline CSS.

    You asking for help with coding font size in a single line of body text and justpi willl supply what you need when he logs in.

    Sorry :(

    #1316952

    justpi
    Member

    Style tag is used to write inline CSS.

    There’s no “style tag”: style is an attribute, not an HTML tag.

    I want to change the font size of a line of text, to highlight it.

    Should that line of text be a separate paragraph (i.e. with blank space above and below it) or not?

    #1316962

    thesoulfool
    Member

    The line of text would be separate, w/blank space both above and below.

    #1316963

    thesoulfool
    Member

    It’s OK Timethief, I appreciate the info you gave and maybe it’ll come in handy some day.

    #1316964

    timethief
    Member

    @rebeccaxcollins
    Thanks so much for being gracious. I truly appreciate it.

    #1316972

    justpi
    Member

    @rebeccaxcollins: The span tag pair is used to style characters, words or phrases inside a paragraph. To style a complete paragraph or any other complete content block, you add the style attribute in the opening tag for that block. And the correct way to change the font size is by a percentage. So, in this case:
    <p style="font-size:120%;">TEXT HERE</p>
    Change the percentage to adjust the size.

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