This post is for WordPress bloggers who are using blocks to create their pages and posts. Mastering headings is quick and easy way to improve website and improve how it’s delivered to your users and readers.
Don’t use headings to make text bigger and bolder
It’s tempting but headings are to be used for structure. With WordPress Guttenberg and the new blocks method of adding content it’s very easy to add headings, however they should be reserved for structure.
H1 is for page titles
H1 is the top level of the structure. It is reserved for page titles. WordPress automatically creates this as a H1 heading. If you go to add a H1 heading as a block— you can’t. H2 and H3, etc. heading blocks are the only ones available.
H2 is for subsections
You can divide your page into sections by using headings. In this post “Don’t use headings to make text bigger and bolder” is a H2 heading. A paragraph follows. The two sections that follow have H3 headings: “H1 is for page titles” and “H2 is for subsections.” Google and the search engines love posts and pages built using structure (heading sections). Hold on — here comes the next H2 section…
Get more SEO bang our of your headings
Not only do search engines like headings but it also likes headings with key words in them. Score brownie points by using your page/post key phrases in headings.
How to change headings to paragraphs
If you fell prey to temptation and have whole paragraphs (or more) set up as headings, it can be fixed. Find the block of text and click on it. There’s a square the the left of the heading with a H in it. Click on the H and you’ll see two arrows. Click on the arrows and you’ll see a menu box with icons. You’ll be able to click on and choose the Paragraph icon. You have now converted the heading to a paragraph. Be sure to save your work.