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What are the rules for capitalization for headings on HubPages?

  1. Vellur profile image90
    Vellurposted 3 years ago

    What are the rules for capitalization for headings on HubPages?

    For example the main heading - All About Trees - Facts Not Fiction - can this heading be -

    All about trees - Facts not Fiction? Which one is Ok?

  2. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 3 years ago

    I don't know if there are staunch rules about headings, but I think in the example you've given, either one would be acceptable to the eyes of the literate reader.

    1. Vellur profile image90
      Vellurposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for answering bethperry.

  3. Kathleen Cochran profile image83
    Kathleen Cochranposted 3 years ago

    It depends on whether you consider it a title or a headline.  A title caps all words except prepositions and articles.  A headline only caps the first word or proper nouns (somebody's name).  I don't think HP cares which you choose.  I use titles because this is not a newspaper.

    1. Vellur profile image90
      Vellurposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the information.

    2. Kathleen Cochran profile image83
      Kathleen Cochranposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      To be clear, I'm not saying to put anything in all caps.  alancaster149 is right about the equivalent of shouting in print.

  4. alancaster149 profile image85
    alancaster149posted 3 years ago

    On Hub-pages the editors don't like to see whole titles in caps. You'd get a marker on your 'Account' page to show they'd like to see a mix of caps and smalls.
    I tend to set down a main headline in caps and then a mixed sub-header. That keeps them happy.  In the main it's considered to be like 'shouting' in print when you have more than the 'banner' in caps. For a guideline look in a newspaper.
    A front page banner headline will have a sub-heading in the form of an 'appetiser' or quote. This is to draw you in. After that you have column sub-headings in the same article to guide you through. Inside the paper or periodical you have headings of unrelated articles in caps and then caps and smalls after that. That's the practice.
    Think of Hub-pages as a newspaper/periodical in which you are one of any number of contributors. When you're a 'rookie reporter' your report gets 'buried' amongst syndicated articles, On your way up the ladder your contribution will carry more weight.
    I've had my own sub-domain a couple of years now, but I still have to toe   the line.
    Enjoy the read. AL

    1. Vellur profile image90
      Vellurposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the valuable information and for answering my question. Much appreciated.

 
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