Headings should act as an outline for the content on the page. Your web audience will scan the headings on a page to find out what the page is about.
It is critical to keep headings in order and not skip heading levels. Use the headings provided in the theme and don’t choose headings based on style.
Well structured headings also improve search engine optimization.
Watch example of how to add headings to text in WordPress
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From your WordPress visual editor, highlight the text you want to make a heading then select the appropriate heading from the drop-down list. You can also add your cursor to the front of your line of text and select an appropriate heading to change the entire line.
To view the HTML tags added to your content, you can switch from the visual editor to the text editor.
Using Panels to Publish Content?
If you use the panels available in the Boise State WordPress theme to publish content, using the Title fields will create headings on the page. Review Recommendations for Accessible Panels learn more about recommendations for formatting content within the panels.