If you need to display html tags in your post. e.g:
<p>This is a paragraph</p>
you have to use special techniques to make them show up.
A 'textarea' element creates a multi-line text element.Here is an example:
The following html:
Creates the following:
i.e. You use the normal html coding but enclose it in a textarea. Unlike the normal html coding, where only one space shows up, however many there is in your html, all spaces show up in textareas. e.g. You can indent lines by just using spaces within the textarea.
Another method of showing html code (e.g. < > ") is to use special characters or numbers called 'entities'. You may be familiar with some of these already e.g. to create extra spaces in your page. These entities are also used for symbols that do not appear on your keyboard (e.g. © ® and ÷ ).
To get this:
I used the following in my html area:
Html editing programs may create the coding for you if you type the html tags in the text area rather than the html area so it is a matter of copying the created code into your blog post editors html window.