Basically, a nested list is a list within a list. It’s like having subtopics to a topic.
By default, you can’t create nested lists in WordPress without knowing some HTML.
So, in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create nested lists in WordPress using HTML or a simple plugin!
Create nested lists in WordPress using a plugin
Let’s start with the easy method.
You can watch the video for this method or continue reading.
Step 1 – Install TinyMCE Advanced
If you’re using the WordPress Visual editor and have no HTML knowledge at all, then you should definitely install the TinyMCE Advanced plugin.
Here’s how to install a plugin in WordPress using 3 different methods.
This plugin has many editing features; it doesn’t just help you to create nested lists. It will make your life easier.
Here’s how your Visual editor will look like after installing TinyMCE Advanced:
As you can see, a lot of new buttons appeared.
You can add or remove buttons by going to Settings > TinyMCE Advanced.
Step 2 – Create a normal list
Simply add an ordered or unordered list using the Bulleted list or Numbered list buttons.
I added both, so you can see how they’ll look like.
Step 3 – Make the list nested
Select the list items that you want to add to the nested list and click the Increase indent button.
This is how you create nested lists in WordPress with the TinyMCE Advanced plugin!
Create nested lists in WordPress using HTML
If you have some basic HTML knowledge and don’t mind using the Text editor, then you can use this method.
Switch to the Text editor and follow this HTML example:
<ul></ul> tags start and close the list, while the
<li></li> start and close an item within the list.
<ul> tag will create an unordered, bulleted nested list.
If you want to create an ordered, numbered nested list, then replace
That’s a wrap
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