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  • Want To Make Your Own Website? Here Are 3 Options

    Monday, September 18, 2017 by

    Make Your Own Website3 Ways You Can Make Your Own Website

    You made it! You're officially the proud owner of a shiny new domain name and web hosting package. Now you've reached the part of building a website that most of us get most excited about: setting up your header and homepage, designing your online portfolio, formatting your blog, setting up your online shop. It's time to furnish your online home – your domain – with things you want your visitors to see, explore, and maybe buy. Sounds great, right? But how do you actually put together a website? There are 3 ways you can do this.  

    1. Build Your Website from Scratch

    build your website from scratchWith this option, you start with your domain and a bunch of ideas and code them into reality. This is the website equivalent of hiring an interior designer, a decorator and a bunch of subcontractors to fill in the empty shell of your new home – or doing it all yourself. How do you know if you should build your site this way? Answer these two questions:
    1. Do you have great technical and coding skills?
    2. Do you have a big budget for hiring a web designer?
    If you answered yes, go for it! Check out HostGator's professional design services. If you answered no, keep reading for better options.  

    2. Use WordPress

    use wordpress to build a websiteWith this option, you install the world's most popular content management tool to put together your website with ready-made tools, themes, and a dashboard that make it easy to update or change your site. Using WordPress is like making a big IKEA run to get everything you need to set up your new place. You only have to make one stop. Because the furniture you get is modular and easy to build, you can change or add pieces when you need to, using only the online equivalent of an allen wrench. Should you build your site this way? Yes, if you're comfortable using these tools to build and maintain your site:
    • Themes: In technical terms, WordPress themes are “files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog.” Whoa! That’s a whole lotta jargon. In allen-wrench terms, themes are file packages you can buy or get for free that give your site a particular look, just like you might decide to furnish your whole living room in Ektorp seating. You can find thousands of free and paid themes on WordPress.com, Mojo Marketplace, and HostGator.
    • Templates: Templates are “the building blocks of WordPress themes.” Your theme will have templates for your site's header, sidebars, blog posts, links and more. You can use the templates as is or customize them to look exactly the way you want them to. (Think IKEA hacks.)
    • Plugins: Plugins are the extras you can easily add on, but only if you need them. In IKEA terms, they're the glass doors for your Billy bookcases. There are plugins for everything from contact forms to search engine optimization to site security.
    • Page tools: You can use these to create new pages for your site, like a homepage, portfolio, about you, contact, and an online store.
    • Post tools: Use these to write, edit, and add images to blog posts and publish them on your site's blog page.
    • Updates: Because theme and plugin developers are always making improvements, fixing bugs and boosting security, sometimes you'll need to update your theme, plugins, and version of WordPress. This is a click-and-go task that takes just seconds, but it's important to keep your site running smoothly and securely.
    Ready to get started with WordPress? You can do it now. Don't have time for this level of DIY? Read on.  

    3. Use a Web Builder

    use a website builder to create websiteSite builders, like the one HostGator includes for free with all of its hosting plans, have been winning fans over the past few years because they're fast and easy to use, don't require manual updates, and integrate seamlessly with your hosting service and domain name. If you're the type of shopper who buys flat-pack furniture to save money and has it delivered and assembled for you to save time, you'll like the site builder approach. Should you build your site this way? Yes, if you want:
    • Templates that give your site a design without the expense of hiring a web designer
    • A no-code-required drag-and-drop way to customize your site template
    • Set-it-and-forget-it site functions that update without you having to lift a finger
    • Built-in tools for sharing your site content on social media
    • Easy SEO tools for getting your site found in online searches
    • Quick PayPal integration to get your shop up and selling
    • Round-the-clock professional support for your site-building questions.
    Depending on the hosting plan you choose, your site builder tools may also include inventory management for your shop, the ability to include high-definition videos on your pages, and tools to create coupon codes for your customers. Ready to get started? Use HostGator's Website Builder now.  

    Whichever path you choose, HostGator is here to help you along the way. Enjoy 24/7 award-winning US-based expert support and web hosting that grows with you as your traffic grows.

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  • 5 Ways to Track Offline Marketing Efforts

    Monday, September 18, 2017 by

    Track Offline MarketingHow to Track Your Offline Marketing Campaigns

    How can you track the results of offline marketing campaigns such as billboards, posters, magazine ads, or TV ads? Some marketers might say it’s impossible. But, we’re about to prove them wrong. With the right strategy in place, you can track your offline marketing campaigns to analyze the results and discover whether they’re worth the investment. And no, you don’t have to be a marketing genius to do it. In this post, we’ll show you why it’s important to track your offline marketing campaigns and how you can track them all by yourself without having to spend a fortune. Let’s get started, shall we?  

    Does Offline Marketing Still Work?

    Today, it’s easier to create an online marketing campaign than ever before. Almost anyone can easily launch a Google AdWords campaign or a Facebook Ads campaign instantly without having any prior experience. To make things even better, online marketing allows you to target specific audiences and easily track the progress and the effectiveness of your ad campaigns. With all these advanced technologies in place, some might wonder if offline marketing still worth the effort. Well, believe it or not, offline marketing still has its benefits. In fact, according to a study, offline marketing campaigns can actually help boost the effectiveness of online campaigns by 40 percent. Also, offline marketing still plays a major role in branding and influence as well. Which is why most businesses still invest heavily in billboards and TV ads. Create Your Blog

    Why Track Offline Marketing Campaigns?

    The biggest downside to offline marketing is that there’s no way for you to track the effectiveness of your campaigns. There is no analytics for billboards and posters. You just keep pouring in money hoping for the best. At least, that used to be the case with offline marketing. But, not anymore. Now, there are ways you can go around this problem quite easily by mixing your offline marketing with online analytics. This allows you to track conversions and leads to understand whether or not your offline marketing campaigns work and which campaigns are more effective. You can then use the results to invest in the most effective strategies.  

    How to Get Started

    There are several different ways you can track your offline marketing. Depending on the type of campaign you’re running, you can decide how to track your conversions based on different strategies. Here’s how you can get started.  

    1. Create Landing Pages

    Creating offline marketing campaigns to drive traffic to your website homepage is a poor strategy that will simply be a waste of your money and efforts. Billboard with websiteInstead, you should create landing pages for each and every promotion of your marketing campaigns. This way, you’ll be able to easily track the page with analytics and, more importantly, convert your visitors into leads with an effective email opt-in campaign. The only problem with this strategy is that the URL of the page tends to get a bit longer when you create custom landing pages. These are not only difficult to show in banners and posters, but also makes it harder for people to remember. Which is why this next step is crucial for tracking offline marketing.  

    2. Use UTM Codes and QR Codes

    You can analyze your landing page visitors with Google Analytics. But, only to a certain point. For example, if you were to promote your landing page through different mediums like billboards and magazine ads, how can you measure the success of each campaign and figure out which drove the most visitors? QR codes on print ad This can be easily fixed by adding a tracking code to your URL. These are called UTM codes. If you’re using WordPress, you can use a tool like MonsterInsights UTM Builder to create custom tracking codes to be used with your different offline marketing campaigns. Then you can use a URL shortener to create a shorter custom URL. This will help you recognize different traffic sources in Google Analytics. MonsterInsights URL plugin Using QR Codes is another effective strategy to implement tracking in a convenient way which also allows users to easily scan the code using their smartphones to get more information about promotions.  

    3. Utilize Coupon Codes

    Another popular way to track your promotions is by using coupon codes. These usually work in print media, such as leaflets, flyers, and newspaper/magazine ads. uber promocode While you provide the users with a discount to purchase your products, you also get to use those coupon codes to track your marketing campaigns by creating different coupon codes for each campaign. Whenever someone uses the coupon code on your website to buy a product, you’ll know where they came from.  

    4. Track Phone Calls

    It may be hard to believe, but it is possible to track phone calls. Using this method you can track your ad conversions via phone calls to make the most of your offline marketing campaigns. Certain services, like CallRail, provides marketers with solutions for tracking phone calls, record calls, and measuring call conversions with advanced reporting and analytics. call tracking While this doesn’t necessarily relate to website promotions, it may come in handy when you want to include multiple Call To Actions (CTA) in your offline marketing.  

    5. Leverage Augmented Reality

    What does the future hold for offline marketing? Will it still work? Would people still interact with posters and flyers in the future? Well, the technology has found a way to make offline ads even more entertaining with augmented reality. Shazam recently rolled out an innovative new feature turning the music discovery app into an augmented reality solution for brands. Basically, this allows brands and businesses to create print ads with digital interactions by adding a small Shazam icon in the ads. Shazam brand marketing When users scan the Shazam icons in print ads using the app, they receive more information about the business related to the ad on their own phones. It’s an incredibly fun and an entertaining way to make offline ads interactive. Of course, Shazam aims to provide businesses with analytics for these ads as well.  

    Summary

    Hopefully, these tactics will make you think twice about the way you approach offline marketing in your next promotion. As a modern marketer, you should always be aware of how to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. Mixing online marketing with offline marketing can bring you much better results than limiting yourself to just one strategy.
  • 6 Steps to Creating Your Church Website

    Monday, September 18, 2017 by

    Create Church WebsiteHow Do I Create a Website For My Church?

    If you run a church, then you need a website to both attract new members, and give your current members any information they require. But, what if you have a small budget? Most churches don’t have a ton of money to invest into a website. Luckily, with tools like WordPress, you can quickly build a high-quality site that will become your virtual home on the Internet. Below we’ll walk you through the process of creating a website for your church using WordPress. There are other options out there, but WordPress will give you the most freedom and customization abilities. HostGator Website Builder

    1. Choose a Host and Domain

    The first thing you’ll need to do is purchase hosting and a domain name. There are a ton of beginner friendly hosts out there like HostGator. Plus, all of the hosts mentioned have a one-click install of WordPress, so all it takes is a few minutes to get WordPress installed on your site. You’ll also need a domain name to go along with your hosting package. The domain you choose will be part of your overall branding, so make sure you choose wisely. You may be able to get your church’s name, or if it’s common, then you might have to add your location to the end of it.  

    2. Install Your CMS

    If you choose a beginner friendly host, then this will make installing WordPress on your site much easier. All you have to do is go to your cPanel and find an application that is named something like one-click install. Then, follow the directions on the screen and it will automatically install WordPress on your site. If you’re having trouble finding your cPanel or figuring out how to install WordPress, then make sure you look through your host’s documentation and tutorials.  

    3. Pick a Theme

    Luckily there are dozens of existing WordPress themes that are designed specifically for the functionality that churches require. Below we highlight some of the most popular church themes. Any of the following would be a great choice for your organization. Most of the themes below are premium themes, which means they’ll cost a little money, but we also highlight one free theme that could work for your church as well.  

    4. Choose Your Plugins

    You don’t technically need any plugins for your WordPress site to function, but they can offer additional features you might enjoy. Two plugins almost every site should install are Yoast SEO for search engine optimization and Akismet for spam blocking. Below we offer a few church-specific plugins you might want to try out:  

    1. Sermon Manager

    sermon manager Sermon manager allows you to publish any recorded sermons online. This can help encourage people to check out your sermons and help people catch up if they couldn’t attend a sermon.  

    2. Give

    give You may want to offer additional ways for your congregation to give back to your church. One way to do this is by opening up donations on your website as well. Give will make collecting donations a breeze.  

    3. Events Calendar

    events calendar Most churches have events like bible study, fundraisers, and much more. By having a portion of your website dedicated to events you can encourage more people to show up.  

    5. Customize Your Site

    Planning out your website is an important step of the website building process. This will help you determine what content needs to be written, how users will navigate your site, and the overall functionality you require. For your church site, you’ll need to cater to your current congregation, new members, as well as any groups like youth groups or Bible study. With your site planned out, you can begin customizing the visual appearance of your site. Depending on the theme you chose, you might be able to upload the theme’s demo content, which will mirror the demo theme. Then, all you have to do is swap out your own content and images and you’re all set. You may also have a separate customization panel, or you can use the built-in theme customizer by navigating to Appearance>Customize.  

    6. Launch Your Site

    With your site built-out and your content uploaded it’s time to launch your site. You may not need to do a big launch, but if you have any existing social media profiles you can share the link there. Also, make sure current members of your congregation are aware that your site exists, and you’ll be posting events and sermons there on a regular basis. Building your church website doesn’t have to be a difficult task. By using WordPress to build out your church website you’ll simplify the building process and end up with an attractive and functional website.   Any questions related to building out your church website? Please ask away in the comments below or contact our support team.
  • 33 Types of Side Hustles

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 by

    Types of Side Hustles

    Find Your Side Hustle

    The average household in the United States has about $16,000 in credit card debt. Americans like to spend, but too often aren’t making enough for the amount of stuff they’re buying. One solution a growing number of people are turning to is the side hustle. Side hustles are ways to make some extra money on top of your full-time job. If you can find something you’re good at that people are willing to pay for, you can make money in your free time to supplement whatever you get in your work paycheck. Businesses have developed a number of platforms devoted to helping match people willing to do a lot of different types of work with people that need it. With the help of these platforms, about 10% of people have become participants in the gig economy. If you could use a little extra money each month and are considering a side hustle, here are some of the options to consider. HostGator Website Builder

    1.    Rideshare Driving

    One of the first and biggest side hustle opportunities to come onto the scene was working as a rideshare driver, and it remains a common choice. The popular apps Uber and Lyft, as well as a number of regional alternatives, help people needing a ride find drivers willing to provide one. Some rideshare drivers even treat it as their main job, but you can do it in your off hours as a side hustle.  

    2.    Pet Sitting

    When people with pets travel, they have to leave their pets somewhere – and many people would prefer their beloved animals to stay in the home of a pet lover rather than being crowded in with others at a kennel. Rover lets potential pet sitters create profiles on the site so people needing somewhere to leave their dogs and cats can book with you.  

    pet sitting side hustle3.    Dog Walking

    People are busy and sometimes it’s hard to get high-energy dogs out for walks as often as they need them. If you like the idea of making money by walking dogs, sites like Wag (and the aforementioned Rover) will help match you up with people looking for help. You can get healthier and make some extra cash at the same time.  

    4.    Vacation Rentals

    If you have extra space in your house or a property you don’t use full-time, listing it on HomeAway and AirBnb could be a good way to supplement your income. People will pay to stay somewhere more comfortable than a hotel with more useful amenities, like a kitchen and washer and dryer.  

    5.    House Sitting

    When people travel, they often worry about leaving their house unattended. They need their plants watered, their mail brought in, and to know their home is safe and sound throughout their trip. That’s where house sitters come in. You can get paid to stay at someone else’s home in their absence and take care of their stuff. House Sitters America and Trusted House Sitters can help you find people needing house-sitting help.  

    6.    Food Delivery

    A number of services will hire drivers to deliver groceries and takeout to customers. If you don’t mind driving around town, you can sign up to make money delivering food with Instacart, Shipt, Doordash or one of the other food delivery services out there.  

    7.    Selling Handmade Items

    If you’re good at making anything homemade that people are likely to want to buy – that could be crafts, clothes, jewelry, soap, you name it – you can make some extra money selling them. Etsy makes it easy to get started with an online store so interested buyers can start finding the items you make.  

    8.    Selling Your Old Stuff

    You probably have some stuff around the house you never use and don’t need. Some of that stuff could be something that other people are interested in buying. Go through your rooms and closets to see what you can find that’s likely to attract a buyer. Sites like ebay and Craigslist let you list just about anything, while some sites focus more on specific types of items like Poshmark for clothes and TIAS for antiques and collectibles.  

    9.    Selling Your Art

    If you’re a creative, you can do what you love in your spare time and look for buyers (or renters) on sites like Creative Mart and TurningArt. It’s not easy to make a living as an artist, but the internet makes it easier than it used to be to make some money on the side for your art.  

    rideshare driving side hustle10. Renting Your Car

    If you don’t use your car all that often, you can make money by letting other people use it with the help of sites like Getaround and Turo.  

    11. Renting your Parking Space

    In many cities, a parking space is a valuable commodity. You can rent yours out during the times you’re not using it to make some extra cash with Just Park and Parqex.  

    12. Renting Your Clothes

    If you’re into fashion and have a closetful of nice clothes in good condition, StyleLend can help you find people willing to pay to rent items in your closet.  

    13. Babysitting

    The go-to way many people used to make extra cash in their teens is still an option in adulthood. Parents are always in need of people to watch their kids when they go out.  Sitter City and Urban Sitter can help you find babysitting opportunities.  

    14.  Housecleaning

    Some people hate cleaning the house, or simply find it hard to keep up with when busy. If you don’t mind cleaning and are good at it, you can make some money on the side by cleaning your neighbors’ houses. Housekeeper.com is a good place to start finding clients.  

    house sitting side hustle15. Chores and Errands

    TaskRabbit lets people list a range of tasks they need help with and are willing to pay people for. From running errands, to assembling furniture, to making home improvements, you can make extra cash by helping people out with various things they have trouble doing on their own.  

    16. Tutoring

    Plenty of kids need help in school – and some adults need help in learning things like coding or foreign languages. Wyzant and ClassGap help tutors and people needing tutors find each other.  

    17. Consumer Surveys

    A lot of companies find value in what they can learn from surveys. You can cash in on that by participating in consumer surveys. Swagbucks will provide you with surveys that pay.  

    18. Design T-shirts

    Have a t-shirt idea you think could sell? There are a number of sites that allow you to design t-shirts that people can buy, letting you keep a portion of the profits. Cafepress and Spreadshirt are a couple of options to try.  

    19.  Tech Support

    Are you the one that always gets called when a friend or family member is struggling with computer problems? If so, you can start making money by providing tech support to people willing to actually pay for that help. HelloTech matches people that know technology with people that need help.  

    20.  Interior Decorating

    If you loved designing the interior of your own home and constantly get compliments on it, then you can make money helping other people design their homes. Try Decorist and Havenly to start finding clients.  

    21.  Professional Organizing

    Some people are just bad at organizing things. And some of those people are willing to pay others to come in and make their messy desks, cabinets, and garages into a cleaner, more organized space. While there’s not a platform just for professional organizers yet, you can use one like TaskRabbit or create your own website to promote your services.  

    22. Voice Acting

    Businesses need voice actors for ads, audio guides, video narration and more. If you have the right equipment and a strong voice, you can make money on sites like VoiceBunny and Voices.com.  

    23. Transcription

    Sometimes people need to take audio recordings and write out everything that was said, and often they’re willing to pay someone to do the work for them. You can find transcription work with TranscribeMe.  

    brainstorm side hustle24. Translation

    If you’re fluent in more than one language, then you can make some side money providing translation services. Give MotaWord and Unbabel a look.  

    25.  Car Advertising

    Make money during your daily commute by letting companies use your car to advertise their businesses. Wrapify and Carvertise help companies find people willing to let their cars get wrapped in advertisements for pay.  

    26. Affiliate Marketing

    If you have a popular blog (or are willing to put the work in to create one), by including links in your posts to businesses that have affiliate programs, you can start making money for the referrals your website sends their way. Do some research into affiliate programs relevant to what you write about get signed up.  

    27. Give Tours

    Travelers often appreciate a local perspective of the places they visit. With sites like Tours by Locals and Vayable, you can be the one providing that perspective while making some extra money at the same time.  

    28. Proofreading and Editing

    Are you good at catching typos and grammatical errors? You can pick up some proofreading and editing work as a way to make extra money. There’s not a good platform devoted specifically to proofreading and editing, but you can create a website or use sites like Upwork to get started.  

    29.  Cooking

    If you love to cook and your friends are always thrilled with what you make for them when they come over, you can make meals for strangers to increase your monthly income. Feastly and Bon Appetour both let chefs create a menu for a hosted dinner that consumers can buy tickets to.  

    30. Selling Ideas

    We’ve covered most of the types of physical items you can sell, but there are a couple of ways to sell your ideas as well. You can get paid to help companies come up with names on Name Station. And you can help companies and organizations solve problems on Innocentive.  

    31. Peer to Peer Loans

    This is the kind of side hustle that requires you to have money to make money, but if you can afford it, peer-to-peer loans can earn you regular interest. Prosper and Lending Club are some sites that enable investments in peer-to-peer loans.  

    32.  Personal Trainer

    If fitness is one of your passions and you have the skills to help other people craft better workouts and meal plans, look into providing services as a personal trainer for some extra cash. You can find clients in your town or provide virtual training with GymGo.  

    33. Help people move.

    Everybody with a truck knows how it feels to be that guy – you know, the one who always gets a call anytime someone you’re acquainted with needs help moving. You can finally be that guy for pay with the sites Buddytruk and GoShare. Instead of helping people out for beer, get some actual cash.   A lot of people start out doing some of these side hustles and become so successful they turn it into a full-time business. If you find yourself nearing that point, you can cut out the middleman and set up your own website to start finding clients. It will legitimize your business and give you more power to set your prices and keep more of your earnings. In the meantime, try out the side hustle that most appeals to you and see how you like it.
  • HTML 101: Master Website Management With This HTML Cheat Sheet

    Monday, September 11, 2017 by

    HTML 101 Cheat Sheet

    Most Common HTML Tips and Tricks

    Understanding the basics of HTML will help you develop more confidence when managing your website. When you want to make simple site changes you don’t want to have to outsource the task every single time. Not only will it be time-consuming, but it can also get expensive fast. This guide was written with complete beginners in mind. Even if you’ve never touched a piece of code in your life, you’ll be able to easily make HTML changes by the end of this post. A little HTML knowledge can go a long way. Below you’ll learn the basics of HTML, and a few of the most common post and site formatting options you can use when coding in HTML.

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    What You Need to Know About HTML

    HTML is also known as Hypertext Markup Language and is the main programming language the web is built upon. Lucky for us it’s also one of the simplest to learn. By knowing basic HTML commands you’ll be able to accomplish things like:
    • Easily embed and add analytics code to your site.
    • Take care of image alignment issues.
    • Properly format your post for improved readability.
    If you’re using a CMS like WordPress, then you can edit your HTML code by clicking on the Text tab on your posts and pages. edit text in wordpress If you aren’t using a CMS, then you’ll need to locate your site’s HTML files, which can typically be found by logging into your host and locating your site’s files.

    Common HTML Tags

    For any piece of code, there are opening and closing tags. The opening tag will start the command and the closing tag will end it. The text in between the opening and closing brackets will be formatted based upon the HTML tag you used. It looks like this: <p>This is a real sentence.</p> The first <p> tag starts the sequence and it ends with the </p> tag. The final / in the closing tag is very important, without this tag your code won’t function properly and will lead to formatting errors. Being able to identify where these tags open and close will help you edit your code better and know where to place certain site elements, so they don’t end up breaking your site. Some of the most common HTML tags include:
    • <strong> </strong> - This tag will bold your text or headlines.
    • <em> </em> - This will italicize your text.
    • <body> </body> This is the body of your html document.
    • <a> </a> - This tag will allow you to insert links.
    • <center> </center> - This tag will align your text to the center of the page.
    • <head> </head> - The code within here will make up the header of your site.
    There are dozens of other HTML tags you can use to modify your site. Below we'll show you how to use these common HTML tags.

    HTML Headings

    One of the most popular formatting tips when writing for the web is to organize your text using various headings. These will decrease in size and help give your post a logical structure. The most common headlines you’ll use are as follows:
    • <h1> </h1> - This tag will typically surround your page or post title.
    • <h2> </h2> - Your main headlines within the post will typically use the h2 tag.
    • <h3> </h3> - Headlines within the h2 tag will use the h3 tag.
    Using the above headline structure will give your post a logical structure and make it easy for your readers to find the information they’re looking for.

    HTML Tips and Tricks for Beginners

    Now it’s time to show you how to put the above information to work. Below you’ll learn how to properly format your text using the HTML tags highlighted above.

    Formatting Your Fonts

    If you want to make certain portions of your text stand out, then the tags below will help you out. You’ll learn how to bold, italicize, and underline your existing text.
    • <strong> </strong> - This will bold your text.
    • <em> </em> - This will italicize your text.
    • <u> </u> - This will underline your text.
    The above tags can be used within your existing paragraph tags to change the formatting of certain words and phrases, and will look like the following: <p>This is a sentence that has <strong>bold text</strong>, <em>italic text</em>, and <u>even a bit of underlined text</u.</p>

    Add a Link to Your Content

    If you’re writing for the web then you’re probably going to be placing a lot of links within your content. To add a link you’ll be using the <a href> tag. You’ll also need to include the URL of the site you want to link to. For example, let’s say you wanted to link to HostGator.com using the text “visit HostGator”. The code would look like this: <a href="https://www.hostgator.com">visit HostGator</a>. The site you want to link to will appear within the quotations, while the text that you want to be hyperlinked will go within the <a href=""> and </a> tags.

    Add a Picture to Your Site

    Adding images to your site will help users connect with your content and make it more interesting to read. Or maybe you want to add a few images to your site's home page or about pages. Regardless of why you want to insert an image, you can do it with the code below. The image tag is <img src=" ">. Notice that there is no end tag for the img command. In order to locate an image, you’ll need to upload that image somewhere online. If you’re using a CMS you can upload the image to your backend, or you can host the image anywhere else online, just make sure there’s an active URL where you can visit the image. The finished image code will look like this: <img src="http://myimage.com/thisismyimage.jpg">.

    Align Text

    Sometimes you want your text to align to the left or right, or align itself to the center of the page. It’s really frustrating when you try to use the alignment option in an editor and they simply won’t work. With the tips below you’ll be able to edit the HTML code by hand, so it justifies exactly how you want it. To align your text you can use the following commands:
    • <p align="left"> </p> - This tag will left align the text within the p tags.
    • <p align="right"> </p> - This tag will right align the text within the p tags.
    • <p align="center"> </p> - This tag will center align the text within the p tags.

    Add Blockquotes to Your Site

    Blockquotes are a great way to break up the formatting of your content and highlight quotes in a unique manner. This will help to create a separation, so readers can tell you’re quoting someone else. Using block quotes is pretty straightforward. Just add the <blockquote> </blockquote> tags to any content you want to format. Everything within the tags will be given the blockquote formatting.

    Add Bulleted Lists to Your Content

    Bulleted lists will allow you to break up your content, and create non-numbed lists. This is great for summarizing key points within your content. To use bulleted lists you’ll need to use the <ul> tag to define an unordered list, and the <li> tags to define every element of the list. It will look like the following: <ul> <li>This is your first item.</li> <li>This is your second item.</li> <li>This is your third item.</li> </ul> Hopefully the above tips will help you start making simple HTML changes to your site. If you have any questions about using the above commands and tags, please ask away in the comments below.