How to Copy and Paste HTML in 3 Easy Steps

Even though you can setup and run your mommy blog without the knowledge of HTML it is definitely something you should learn a little bit about.

This lesson will teach you the basics of how to copy and paste HTML code. You don’t really need to know anything about how HTML is constructed to copy and paste it. Just make sure you are always copying exactly what you are given if it is for a gadget, widget, ad, or script.

This lesson will not teach you what HTML is and how to use it, just how to copy and paste it into your blog.

Step by Step Instructions:

1. Select all of the HTML code that you want to copy by either:

Dragging your mouse over all the text from the top left and then straight down, or holding the CTRL + A keys down on your keyboard at the same time

2. Copy the HTML code to your computer’s clipboard by either:

Right-clicking on top of the selected HTML code and then left-clicking Copy, or holding the CTRL + C keys down on your keyboard at the same time.

3. Paste the HTML code by switching to the screen where you want to paste the HTML code and clicking your mouse on the space where you will be pasting the code and either:

Right-clicking in the blank space and left-clicking Paste, or holding the CTRL + V down on your keyboard at the same time.

Keyboard Shortcuts to Copy and Paste

Using keyboard shortcuts is the easiest way to select, copy, and then paste HTML code.

Here is an example in pictures to show you how copy something in a new post in your blog at Blogger.com. In this example it shows how to copy and paste Google Adsense HTML Code into a post.

Step 1: Select the HTML Code

Click in the window or box where the code is located and press CTRL + A.

how to copy and paste html into your blog post

Step 2: Copy the HTML Code

With the HTML code still selected press CTRL + C.

Note: your blog post window may look slightly different than the one below depending on where you are using Blogger or WordPress and what version you are using. Just look for the HTML tab.

how to copy and paste HTML into a blog post

Step 3: Paste the HTML Code

Click where you want to paste the code and press CTRL + V.

Just make sure you are always copying exactly what you are given if it is for a gadget, widget, ad, or script.

Now you can continue to work on your post in Compose/Visual mode as normal. If you are trying to copy and paste an iFrame code into WordPress you will want to read how to embed it properly.

how to copy and paste HTML into a blog post

You can use the 3 Easy Steps to copy and paste just about any text or code anywhere. It doesn’t have to be HTML.

Just remember:

CTRL + A
CTRL + C
CTRL + V


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