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  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd><object>

    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="http://mmafightcritic.com">MMA Fight Critic . com</a>MMA Fight Critic . com
    Emphasized<em>Emphasized</em>Emphasized
    Strong<strong>Strong</strong>Strong
    Cited<cite>Cited</cite>Cited
    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
    No help provided for tag li.
    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
    No help provided for tag dt.
    No help provided for tag dd.
    No help provided for tag object.

    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
    Ampersand&amp;&
    Greater than&gt;>
    Less than&lt;<
    Quotation mark&quot;"
  • Video Filter

    You may insert videos from popular video sites by using a simple tag [video:URL].

    Examples:

    • Single video:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId]
    • Random video out of multiple:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId1,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId2]
    • Override default autoplay setting: [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId autoplay:1]
    • Override default width and height:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId width:X height:Y]
    • Override default aspect ratio:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId ratio:4/3]
    • Align the video:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId align:right]

    Supported sites: Archive.org, Blip.tv, Candid Career, Capped, College Humor, Coub, DailyMotion, DemocracyNow Fullshow, DemocracyNow Story, Flickr Slideshows, Flickr Video, Fox News, Game Trailers, Game Videos, Giphy, GodTube, Google Video, Instagram, Meta Cafe, Mail.Ru, MySpace, MyVideo, Picasa Slideshows, Rutube, Slideshare, Streamhoster, Teachertube, TED, Twitch, Ustream, Vbox7, Vimeo, Vine, whatchado, Wistia, YouKu, YouTube, YouTube (Playlist).

    Special instructions:

    Some codecs need special input. You'll find those instructions here.
    • Picasa Slideshows:
      You must use the URL of the RSS feed for the Picasa album:
      1. View the album in Picasa (you should see thumbnails, not a slideshow).
      2. Find the "RSS" link and click it.
      3. Copy the resulting URL from the browser address bar. Example:
        [video: http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/USER_NAME/albumid/5568104935784209834?alt=rss&kind=photo&hl=en_US]
    • Slideshare:
      You need to construct your own URL, using the "Wordpress Embed" code from Slideshare, extract the "id", and form the URL like this: slideshare.net/1759622
    • TED:
      Click in Embed and copy the "Link to this talk" link and paste here.
  • Twitter-style #hashtags are linked to https://twitter.com.
  • Twitter-style @usernames are linked to their Twitter account pages.
  • Get Amazon product data using [amazon:ASIN:selector], for example, [amazon:0399155341:thumbnail], [amazon:0399155341:full], or [amazon:0399155341:inline]. In addition, you can grab various data items from the item description using selectors like author, title, asin, isbn, ean, detailpageurl, salesrank, publisher, manufacturer, studio, label, binding, listpriceamount, listpricecurrencycode, listpriceformattedprice, lowestpriceamount, lowestpricecurrencycode, lowestpriceformattedprice, amazonpriceamount, amazonpricecurrencycode, amazonpriceformattedprice, productgroup, producttypename, invalid_asin, deweydecimalnumber, edition, numberofpages, publicationyear, type, releaseyear, publicationyear, smallimage, smallimageurl, smallimageheight, smallimagewidth, mediumimage, mediumimageurl, mediumimageheight, mediumimagewidth, largeimage, largeimageurl, largeimageheight, largeimagewidth. For example, [amazon:0596515804:title] will provide the title of the item, and [amazon:0596515804:largeimage] will be replaced with an img tag giving the large image. NOTE: Spaces can also be used instead of colons between the elements of the filter tag, but should be considered a deprecated form of notation. A complete description of filters is on the Amazon module handbook page.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • 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.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • 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.