Chapter 6. Using HTML in Your Widgets and Blog

How HTML Can Take You Further

Much of the effectiveness of WordPress comes down to how much it lets you do without any kind of coding. Millions of wonderful blogs have been launched and are living full and productive lives because WordPress, and other tools, hide any kind of machine talk from the user.

However, at some point you might want to put down the handsaw and sandpaper and pick up some power tools. WordPress is carefully designed to let you go as far as you can without power tools, then gracefully add just as much or as little coding as you need to get the results you’re looking for.

The first and simplest power tool that you can use with WordPress is HTML. HTML is an acronym ...

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