p element may be misused (could be a header).


Under the Accessibility Final Checks I receive the Likely Problem: p element may be misused (could be a header).


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Likely problems need to be reviewed by a user to determine if it's actually a problem or not.

Omni CMS Final Checks look over all the code on a page and detect accessibility issues that do not meet WCAG 2.0 (Level AA) standards. On your page it may have detected a likely issue with using paragraph text that is styled like a heading using bold.  The scan typically detects this when multiple paragraphs are styled the same way with short text. This is indicative of sections. Section headings should use a block heading 1-6.


Check the text identified in the source code section of the error. If the paragraph is a section heading it will need corrected by using Heading 2-6 from the blocks drop down. You can style these headings using the Styles drop down to make them appear differently if needed. If the paragraph(s) identified in the source code section of the error are NOT headings or titles of a section you can ignore this page check item.

  1. Check out the page if it is not already.
  2. Click the  Edit tab.
  3. Click the  Edit Button on the content area where the paragraph that needs fixed is located.
  4. Highlight or click in the text of the paragraph that needs to be a heading
  5. In the WYSIWYG toolbar, use the blocks drop down select the correct heading level. 
    Note: See Heading Best Practices to learn about heading levels and nesting.
  6. Save the page
  7. Click the Publish button to run the accessibility final check again. Repeat the steps as necessary to replace any paragraphs that need to headings. When the issue has been resolved it will no longer display in the accessibility check.


Article ID: 3741
Wed 2/10/21 8:42 AM
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