When it comes to the use of heading levels (H1 - H5) on a webpage, the general rules are:
- Every page must have an H1 heading - the title of every page is automatically set at H1 so you can't make a mistake here.
- Do not skip heading levels.
For example, do not use an H3 level heading unless an H2 heading already exists on the page.
Header and Footer Heading Levels
These sections of your website are checked independently, so follow the rules above for both the header and footer of your website. Note that it's okay to not use any heading levels in the header and footer.
Set Heading Levels
We'll address this for the two modules where the heading level can be set.
The Styles menu on the toolbar allows you to set the head level from H2 down to H5. Click on any word to view the current heading level - this will be indicated on the toolbar.
To change the heading level, select the text set with the wrong level, then use the Style menu to choose the correct level - typically, this will be the next highest level.
Use the "Heading Level" option on the toolbar to set the heading level of the module - there's no need select the text. In most cases, you will need to change the level to the next highest option.