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  • How can I change my post titles so that they are all H1 tags as opposed to how they are now, namely H3 tags?

    Is it possible to do this and keep the post titles at the same font size that they are now given the theme I’m using? (northern web coders). i.e., I don’t want it to be the same size as my blog ‘s main title.

    Is there a way to create an extra space between the post title and the filed under category section?

    How could I increase the font size and change the color of the title post? I’m assuming it’s somewhere in the CSS file of my theme, but I’m not sure which tag it is.



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  • Wow, that’s a lot of questions.

    First, the order of titles or “headings” (proper name) is important in a web page. The first one should be H1, then H2, which is slightly smaller, then H3 slightly smaller, and so on down the list.

    If you are using one of the standard WordPress Themes, the H1 is reserved for the Blog Title in the header and the H2 is reserved for the post title as well as often used in the sidebar titles and in the comments, though sometimes h3 is used in the sidebar and comments instead. Before making any changes, make sure that you have accounted for all of the different headings you have within your site.

    You do that by viewing a page within your site (View, Source) in your browser and searching or scrolling through to find the Hx tags.

    To see how these are styled, look in your style.css style sheet where all the styles are controlled.

    For a detailed explanation on headings, check out:

    Thanks Lorelle,

    I went in and found all three h1 tags and six h3 tags.

    So would it be basically be going into the file style.css”;
    and changing all these h1 tags to h3 tags

    h1#header a
    h1#header a:hover

    and leaving the first two h3 tags as they are

    #content h3 img
    #content h3

    and changing these h3 tags to h1 tags

    #content h3.storytitle
    #content h3.storytitle a
    #content h3.storytitle a
    #content h3.storytitle a:hover

    and just leaving the other things as they are ie these descriptor items?

    background: url;
    width: 729px;
    height: 205px;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    text-align: left;


    I would change them so they appear “in order” on your page if someone were to “look” closely. H1 is the first heading, h2 the second, h3 the third, and so on. It really doesn’t matter, and most WordPress Themes break this standard, so you can change them to anything you want. You can even have the h3 heading feature a larger font than your h1. However you like it, as long as it works for you.

    Go on and change them to whatever you need. So the answer is YES.

    Lorelle, actually for SEO, having the post title in the single page at H1 is best.

    And I read a tip about changing the latest post’s title to be in an H1 for SEO, but I don’t know how to do that.

    CD, you are only one year late to this thread 🙂

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