You can use a screen reader to quickly get a sense of what’s on a page by jumping from heading to heading. The headings form a table of contents for the page.

For headings to structure page content they should be nested by their rank. H1 always comes first, followed by H2, H3, etc. You can move up, say H4 to H2, out of order. Descending headings need to maintain the heading hierarchy.

heading levels - h1 > h2 > h3

The H1

Make sure every page has a title – an H1. Text added to the “Add title” field becomes an H1.

the "Add title" field

You can also add an H1 in the body. Start a new block, click the + add block, and look for heading.

choose headings, select H1.

H1 is selected in the heading block

To add a heading level H2 to H6

  • click the + add block
  • find then select the “heading” block
  • choose the heading level you need (remember – just one down from the one before it. Back up as far as H2).
  • write the heading
add block, pick "heading", select heading level, write heading

To centre a heading

Select the three lines to the right of the heading

H2 with three lines beside it

A dropdown will open up with three choices for heading alignment

H2 selected with options to align text left, center, and right