Learning basic HTML for blogging – with free printable

It’s been six months since I first clicked the publish button on this little blog!

When I started blogging, I had no idea how much is involved to continuously write, design, publicize, and maintain a blog.  I’ve been on a steep learning curve over the last six months, and I continue to learn more each day.  I enjoy new challenges, so it’s been a fun and rewarding experience!

One of the things I’ve had to figure out along the way is how to use HTML coding.

Basic HTML printable

With WordPress.org as my blogging platform, I can do a lot without having to dive into HTML.  Thankfully, it’s easy to get started and publish simple posts.  But I’ve needed to go beyond the standard visual post editor on a few occasions, and that required learning some basic HTML.

Searching online, it’s been easy enough to find what I need to know.  I don’t use HTML often enough to memorize all the codes, though.  Along the way, I bookmarked sites and scribbled notes for myself.

Ultimately I decided that I needed a solid list of basic HTML codes for reference to speed up the process.  Since I like things that are handy and pretty, I put it together in a nice, colorful, printable list that I can keep in my blogging binder.

I’m happy to provide my list of basic HTML coding here as my first free printable!  I hope it’s helpful for other newbie bloggers like myself  who need a little cheat sheet for HTML.

Basic HTML printable PDF - AMerryMom.com

Download the printable Basic HTML code cheat sheet in PDF.

Are there other handy HTML codes I haven’t included on my basic HTML printable that you use regularly?

Note:  I also had to learn how to add this basic HTML printable to my blog.  Thanks to Becca at Amuse Your Bouche for her post with simple instructions!

I shared my basic HTML printable at some of these link parties.

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19 thoughts on “Learning basic HTML for blogging – with free printable

  1. AvatarBecca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    This is awesome! I’ve thought about making something similar lots of times but now I don’t have to! :) Really glad you found my post helpful!

  2. AvatarLisa

    If it makes you feel any better, I’ve been blogging about 4 years now and didn’t have a clue about HTML. Thanks so much for the printable. Plus I’ve pinned your post on Pinterest so I can visit Becca when I want to insert a printable :) You wouldn’t know anything about Feedburner, would you? Mine has quit sending out my email subscriptions (again!) and I haven’t got a clue!

  3. AvatarChristina

    I was so scared of coding… HTML gave me the willies! Learning the basics was uphill for me…maybe my brain is not wired that way. Your printable is a great resources. Already printed! Thanks.

    1. LisaLisa Post author

      It’s definitely like learning a new language! I’m glad I don’t have to deal with HTML too much! I hope the cheat sheet helps you like it has helped me! :)

  4. AvatarErin

    I’m visiting from Krafty Inspiration. I love your little freebie! I’m in the same boat as you with html coding. When I find codes I need, I paste it into a Word document. Then whenever I need it for a post, I can copy and paste it into my blog post and change the coding where it needs to be changed.
    ~Erin @ Erin’s 2 Cents

  5. AvatarMarwa Farouq

    These are so important !! thank you so much for sharing this for free!
    Passing by from the inspire us thursday link up.
    Marwa @ http://www.blossomfamily.net

  6. AvatarLaura @ Over The Apple Tree

    This is great, much better than my scribbled notes and random word documents floating around on my desktop! Thanks, pinning!
    Over The Apple Tree

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  9. AvatarJennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    This is such a fabulous resource! I don’t do to much HTML in my actual posts but I can imagine how helpful this must be for WordPress bloggers.

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

    1. LisaLisa Post author

      It is very helpful for WordPress! I don’t need it every day, but often enough to keep it handy. Thanks for hosting the blog hop. I was happy to link up. :)


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