How to Type Bold in Craigslist

by Kevin Lee

Using a simple Web programming trick, you can enhance your Craigslist ad by applying a bold effect to any word or phrase in your post.

Bold Your Text

Find a word or phrase you'd like to bold in your Craigslist ad and paste <b> before the text and </b> after the text. For instance, if you bold the phrase "mint condition," it will appear as follows: <b>mint condition</b>. The <b> and </b> HTML tags tell browsers to bold any text that appears between the two tags. Use this technique to bold as many words or phrases as you like in a Craigslist ad. Preview your ad before posting to ensure that you typed the <b> and </b> tags correctly.

HTML Restrictions

As of November 2013, Craigslist no longer supports some other HTML tags for posts in the housing and sale categories. Those tags -- center, span, div, table, img, font and a -- provided the ability to format ads in advanced ways. A message warns you not to use these tags if you are posting in the sale or housing categories.

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After majoring in physics, Kevin Lee began writing professionally in 1989 when, as a software developer, he also created technical articles for the Johnson Space Center. Today this urban Texas cowboy continues to crank out high-quality software as well as non-technical articles covering a multitude of diverse topics ranging from gaming to current affairs.

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