Basic WordPress Typography

The WordPress Editor allows you many options to customize and create hierarchy within your content.


Basic Editing Options

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline

Lists & Block Quotes

  • Unordered (Bulleted) Lists
  • Ordered (Numbered Lists
  • Block Quotes
    • Allows you to pull out a small amount of text that you would like to stick out from the rest of your text.
    • This is good for quotes or statistics

Text Align Options

  • Right, left, center and fully justified 


  • Paragraph text
  • Various Heading styles
    • Your theme will have 6 different heading styles already designed to match the look of your site. These are great to use when separating your content out into organized sections.

Tips and Tricks When Adding/Editing Content

  • If you are unsure of what any of the buttons mean, hover over them, and a small box will appear giving you a short description of what it does. 
  • The WordPress Editor functions and looks very similar to a Word Doc. Be aware that what you see while editing your content isn’t necessarily what is going to appear on the front end of your website. Preview often!
  • When pasting in content from an outside source, always remember to add it as plain text. This removes any sort of styling and code that could still be attached to the content. To do so, click the icon with the clipboard and T, then paste your content into the dialogue box, and click “Insert.” Style away.
  • Add and style your content before adding any photographs/graphics.