WiscWeb CMS - Using Headings

This document contains best practices for using headers.

headings menu

If you want the article to be broken up into subsections, make sure to style the subheadings using one of the "Heading" presets from the farthest left dropdown menu. Do not use the font size menu on the far right. A Heading style dictates the hierarchy of the page, while a font size simply makes the text look bigger or smaller.

The heading you choose should be dependent upon how the overall webpage is structured. Not only will this help you maintain a consistent look, it will help make it more accessible. A well-structured webpage is more easily read by both search engines and screen readers for the blind.

The overall website already has "Heading 1" text implemented as its title, so you should not use Heading 1 within the text editor. Similarly, blocks that are "articles" already have "Heading 2" text implemented as their titles. Therefore, using the "Heading 3" option for subsections of an article will help make your page well structured.

Working with Text that is Stuck as a Heading

After typing out a heading and pressing Enter or Return to create a new line, your new paragraph may get stuck being formatted as a heading. If that is the case, try deleting the text that you have created so far, and retype it as unformatted text. Once you have typed the text for both the heading and the paragraph, highlight the heading text and then choose to format it with one of the Heading types.

Keywords:headings section subsection h1 h2 h3 h4   Doc ID:14994
Owner:Matthew G.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2010-08-29 19:00 CDTUpdated:2014-12-02 12:34 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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