How to Highlight Text in WordPress

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Highlighting single words, sentences or paragraphs blog post or Web page adds emphasis and draws the reader's eye to the most important parts of your text. Highlight text in a WordPress document by adding basic HTML design code to your post in the post creation and editor tool.

  • Log in to WordPress. Click "Add New" under the "Posts" section on the left side of the screen to open the post creation tool.

  • Type your blog post. Consider which parts of the text you want to highlight.

  • Click the "HTML" tab above the post editing box on the right side. Enter this code immediately before the section of text you'd like to highlight:

    <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000">

  • Place this code after the section of text you'd like to highlight:

    </SPAN>

  • Edit the "#000000" section and use the relevant hex code for the color you want as your highlight color. The hex code is a six-digit number that represents a specific RGB color. Click the "Publish" button when you're done.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use the same technique to add text highlights to the WordPress posts and pages that you've already published.

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