Starting this Monday, we will be diving into web browsers in preparation for some basic HTML lessons to help you learn more about the inner workings of WordPress, WordPress Themes, and web design as part of Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course.
The first step in the process is learning to view a web page under the hood. Yep, it’s time to peel back the pretty and explore the code.
Right click on the web page in a blank area and select View Page Source, View Source, or something similar. While Chrome and Firefox use the former, different web browsers may use other words for the same thing.
A web browser window will appear displaying the code that displays the website content.
Don’t be intimidated. Relax. In a bit, this will be as familiar as your living room couch, you know, the one you only use for guests. Yeah, that kind of familiar.
What will be familiar is the content area of the code. First yo have to find it.
Look at the original web page or post. What is the title of the post? Look for a word or phrase in the first paragraph. Use either of those in a web page search on the displayed code (not the web page) window: