Please explain Header Stack vs. Text headers

Just trying to get a feel for Header stacks, which I have not used before. To insert headers, I have simply used Text, blow up the font, change the color, center the text, and I am good to go. But I’ve read that this is NOT what I should be doing, that I should be using the Header stack. I tried this, but I didn’t see a way to change the font size, change the color, or center the text. None of those controls seemed to be working (except maybe the size) I thought there would be controls that said H1, H2, H3, etc but did not see these as part of the options. What am I missing here? Can someone give me a quick explanation of why Headers is the way to go, and how to change them up? Thanks everyone!

Using proper header tags is important if you want to rank well in search engines. Google and others look at the heading tags (H1, H2 to H6) to understand what a page is about. Content in an H1 tag carries more weight than an H2 tag. How Google uses this in their algorithm is a mystery to everyone and it’s continually changing.

This comes under the topic of search engine optimization (SEO), which is a world unto itself. How much your website depends on traffic from search engines will guide how important SEO is for you.

You really should be using header tags rather than just using a text stack and increasing the font size, etc. As you’ve found, the header stack included with Stacks is basic. It’s intended for you to add the proper header tag (H1, H2, etc.) and let your theme style appropriately. The theme should be setting styling like font size, color, alignment, etc. for the different header levels. If you want to have more control, then you’d need to use a more advanced header stack. Btw, you can increase the font size in this stack by double-clicking the text and adjusting the size slider from 50% to 300% of what the theme styles that header level.

One of the most full featured header stacks is Header Pro by Big White Duck. There are a ton of options in Header Pro, and from what it sounds like, you may like them. All of his stacks are donation-ware, so if you try it and like it, please donate a little something to him.


This was helpful. I will check out this stack. thanks!

I’ve downloaded HeaderPro and am fiddling around with it. It looks like it will be the way for me to go to replace my text headers. When thing I did not easily find in that was a setting to allow me to make the Header BOLD. Can you tell me how to do this? Thanks!

Perhaps like this (in a Header stack)?

<strong>Header text</strong>

You can also achieve a proper heading, with bold text, in the HTML stack like this:

<h3><strong>Header text</strong></h3>

or in Markdown stack, like this:

###**Header text**

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