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How to bold, italic and more with HTML


Thanks Bayan for the HTML question. Thanks Deqa for the answer!
I thought I would share a few tricks with you ladies!

HTML is a programming language that allows you to alter the display of your text. With HTML, you can make words bold, italicized, and add hyperlinks, create lists, and perform countless other functions. On World Pulse there are a select few HTML codes that you can use.

How to write basic HTML:
If you would like your text to be bold, then place your text between the following code:
<strong>your text</strong>

If you would like your text to be italicized, then type:
<em>your text</em>

If you would like to link to but have the words World Pulse appear rather than a long link, then type:
<a href="">World Pulse</a>

If you would like to create a list then use the following:
<ul> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ul>

Which looks like:

  • First item
  • Second item


You have a beautiful voice. We want to hear your story! Follow this link to join World Pulse.

Using HTML code, this would be entered in your journal as:
You have a <strong>beautiful</strong> voice. We want to hear <em>your</em> story! Follow this <a href="">link</a> to join World Pulse.

I hope you have fun trying these HTML tricks in your next journal entry! Remember, you can review your journal entry first before making it public. Just click “Preview” at the bottom of your entry. Once you have reviewed, hit “Submit”.

Thank you Mr. BeckBeck for all the valuable info!


Zoepiliafas's picture


Thank you Delphine! As always you ROCK!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Greengirl's picture

Hello Delphine

It's good that Bayan raised the question, and thank you too for going many steps further. I am really enjoying all the learning experiences on this journey.

One more thing please. I will appreciate to know how I can make the description of a picture, I use in my post, to appear right under it. I had once asked this question but didn't get a helpful feed back. May be my question wasn't clear enough.

I look forward to your tips.


Hi Greengirl,

This is a great question!
To add a picture you click on Browse, select your picture and then hit Attach! Once the picture is done loading, a white box appears that has a delete button and space for a "Description". This is where you want to enter text to describe or name you picture. It will appear under your picture when you hit submit and publish your post.
Try it out!
Let me know if it works for you!

Delphine Criscenzo

Greengirl's picture


Thanks Delphine, I got it! I have always seen that dialogue space but never realized it's purpose. A Question can work magic!


Mukut's picture

THANK YOU Delphine

Thank you so much Delphine. I have struggled in the past for making my text bold in my journals. Finally i found a 'conversation' between Usha and Stella, where the same question had been raised. I followed Stella's commands, and finally managed to use bold text.

Thank you for going a step further, and explaining all other functions.


Mukut Ray

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Thank you Delphine,am learning something new every time i visit this page,cant wait to use this in my next assignment

SanPatagonia's picture

Wonderful tips!

Thank you so much for sharing, Delph!!! HTML has always been a little bit tricky for me (I suffer deeply using Wordpress! jaja)

Be a voice, tell a story, start the fire. | Sé una voz, cuenta una historia, enciende el fuego.

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Thank you for these info. they were so helpful in editing my module 2

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