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  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <h2> <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <del>

    This site allows HTML content. While learning all of HTML may feel intimidating, learning how to use a very small number of the most basic HTML "tags" is very easy. This table provides examples for each tag that is enabled on this site.

    For more information see W3C's HTML Specifications or use your favorite search engine to find other sites that explain HTML.

    Tag DescriptionYou TypeYou Get


    Anchors are used to make links to other pages.<a href=""></a>
    Coded text used to show programming source code<code>Coded</code>Coded
    Unordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ul> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ul>
    • First item
    • Second item
    Ordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ol> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ol>
    1. First item
    2. Second item
    Definition lists are similar to other HTML lists. <dl> begins the definition list, <dt> begins the definition term and <dd> begins the definition description.<dl> <dt>First term</dt> <dd>First definition</dd> <dt>Second term</dt> <dd>Second definition</dd> </dl>
    First term
    First definition
    Second term
    Second definition

    Most unusual characters can be directly entered without any problems.

    If you do encounter problems, try using HTML character entities. A common example looks like &amp; for an ampersand & character. For a full list of entities see HTML's entities page. Some of the available characters include:

    Character DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
    Greater than&gt;>
    Less than&lt;<
    Quotation mark&quot;"
  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple blank lines.
  • To post pieces of code, surround them with <code>...</code> tags. For PHP code, you can use <?php ... ?>, which will also colour it based on syntax.
  • Freelinking

    Freelinking helps you easily create HTML links. Links take the form of [[indicator:target|Title]].
    Below is a list of available types of freelinks you may use, organized as Plugin Name: [indicator].
    • Image [/^image$/i]
    • File [/^file$/i]
    • One inch frame [/oif/] — Link to a wiki page at
    • Search [/search/] — Run a local search for the specified terms.
    • Google [/google/] — Search google for the specified terms.
    • Createnode [/^create(node)?$/]
    • Nodetitle [/nt|nodetitle|title/] — Link to a local node by title
    • Nid [/(n(id|ode)?)$/A] — Link to a local node by nid
    • Path [/path|alias/i] — Link to a page by internal URL.
    • User [/(u|user|username|uid|userid)$/] — Link to a user profile by name or uid.
    • Wikinews [/w(ikinews|n)/] — Link to a wikinews page.
    • Wiktionary [/w(iktionary|t)/] — Link to a wiktionary page.
    • Wikiquote [/w(ikiquote|q)/] — Link to a wikiquote page.
    • Wikisource [/w(ikisource|s)/] — Link to a wikisource page.
    • Wikibooks [/w(ikibooks|b)/] — Link to a wikibooks page.
    • Drupalproject [/d(rupal)?project/] — Link to a project on by name.
    • Drupalorgnid [/d(rupal)?o(rg)?/] — Link to a node.
    • Wikipedia [/w(iki|ikipedia|p)?$/] — Link to a wikipedia page.