Do I need to know HTML to edit my website?
You don’t necessarily need to know HTML to edit your website, especially in WordPress. But if you know HTML, it is a big help. In fact, coders don’t need to code all the time when it comes to WordPress.
Here is the thing; WordPress has gone extra miles to ensure website development is easy. Most of the WordPress features like text, colors, menu and customizable themes are immediately available for selection with just a click.
Although building or editing a WordPress website without coding skill is feasible, you will be limited by the options and features built into the plugins and theme you use. But how would you do it if you need some functionality that doesn’t come with your plugins? Or your theme is not as beautiful as you want? Or you’d like some features of the theme to show up in another place?
If you have no coding skills, you still have 3 options:
#1. Leave your website the way it is
With this easy option, you don’t need to make any effort. But it can be frustrating seeing something you can’t adjust on your website.
#2. Hire a developer to edit the website for you
Depending on what you are editing, it will cost you some money.
#3. Learn coding to create what you desire
You need to put effort into learning how to code, but the return on investment will be great. You will be able to satisfactorily edit your website and add any twist you want to it.
So what do you need to edit your website?
Minimum coding skills
When you need to edit anything on your website, especially when it has to do with the look of your website, there are 3 basic types of code, which includes:
- HTML: Used to tell the browser what to display.
- CSS: Used to tell the browser how to display the website content.
- PHP: Used in querying your database.
Can you edit your website without HTML knowledge?
You have plugin option, even though you still can’ do many things without HTML. Plugins are software that integrates with WordPress theme to add features. For instance, Contact form plugin adds a contact form to wherever you want to add it to on your website. This requires no coding knowledge.
So with or without coding knowledge, you can edit your website.