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How to highlight text in WordPress for more emphasis on content

Highlight text in WordPress
Highlight text in WordPress

Suppose you want an important part of your article not to be hidden from the user. Highlighting or highlighting texts is a very simple and easy way to Emphasis on an important part of the content. By highlighting a section of content, we can easily draw the user’s attention to that section. In this article, we will highlight the text in WordPress.

By default, the WordPress text editor does not have such an option to highlight text. You can easily highlight your desired text with a few clicks. With WordPress text editor you can only change the text mode and color. In the following, we will introduce you to two practical methods for highlighting your text.

  • Highlight text using a plugin
  • Manually text highlighting

Method one: Using the plugin

The easiest way to highlight text is to use a plugin that can do it for us. We recommend using the Advanced Editor Tools plugin. You can easily download this free plugin from the WordPress repo. After installing and activating this plugin, it adds more features and capabilities for text formatting to the WordPress editor.

To highlight text, first enter your post. After selecting the desired content by selecting the “down arrow” in the edit bar, click on the “Mark” option.

Highlight text using plugin
Highlight text using plugin

You can easily highlight your desired text and attract more users’ attention to it. Of course, the rank displayed on your site depends on the color scheme of your site.

Highlighted text in WordPress editor
Highlighted text in WordPress editor

This is the easiest thing to do if you want to highlight a lot of text. Install a plugin and use it to highlight your text as soon as possible.

Method 2: Highlight text in WordPress with HTML

This method requires a bit of coding knowledge. In this method, we want to highlight our desired text using HTML and CSS codes. Open the desired post as in the previous post. Enter the paragraph where you want to highlight the text you want. Click “Three Dots” in the edit bar. Then click “Edit as HTML”.

Highlight text with HTML
Highlight text with HTML

 In the next step, put the text you want to highlight in the Mark tag as follows.

<mark> Highlight text </mark>

After doing this, click the “Three Points” button again and click the “Visual Edit” option to return to normal.

Back to Intuitive Editor
Back to Intuitive Editor

This is the second way to highlight text in WordPress. Of course, after doing this, you will see in the WordPress editor that it is highlighted in yellow. But as mentioned in the previous method, displaying this color on the site depends on the color scheme of your site.

Highlighted text with HTML
Highlighted text with HTML

Of course, in this method, you can easily specify the highlight color you want. Just click on the “Customize” option from the “View” menu. Then enter the “Add CSS” section and enter your desired color as CSS code as shown below.

mark{background-color:#f8ff00;}

When done, click the Publish button. You can easily highlight the text you want with your desired color. We hope this article has helped you highlight the text.

Good luck.

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