Compose tips

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

      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://christopher-hawkins.com">Christopher Hawkins</a>Christopher Hawkins
      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
      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
      Ampersand&amp;&
      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.
  • Wiki:
    • 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].
      • Drupalproject [/d(rupal)?project/] — Link to a project on drupal.org by name.
      • Drupalorgnid [/d(rupal)?o(rg)?/] — Link to a drupal.org node.
      • User [/(u|user|username|uid|userid)$/] — Link to a user profile by name or uid.
      • Nodetitle [/nt|nodetitle|title/] — Link to a local node by title
      • Path [/path|alias/i] — Link to a page by internal URL.
      • Image [/^image$/i]
      • File [/^file$/i]
      • Wikibooks [/w(ikibooks|b)/] — Link to a wikibooks page.
      • Wikisource [/w(ikisource|s)/] — Link to a wikisource page.
      • Nid [/(n(id|ode)?)$/A] — Link to a local node by nid
      • One inch frame [/oif/] — Link to a wiki page at oif.eafarris.com
      • Google [/google/] — Search google for the specified terms.
      • Wikipedia [/w(iki|ikipedia|p)?$/] — Link to a wikipedia page.
      • Wikiquote [/w(ikiquote|q)/] — Link to a wikiquote page.
      • Wikinews [/w(ikinews|n)/] — Link to a wikinews page.
      • Wiktionary [/w(iktionary|t)/] — Link to a wiktionary page.
      • Search [/search/] — Run a local search for the specified terms.
    • Quick Tips:
      • Two or more spaces at a line's end = Line break
      • Double returns = Paragraph
      • *Single asterisks* or _single underscores_ = Emphasis
      • **Double** or __double__ = Strong
      • This is [a link](http://the.link.example.com "The optional title text")
      For complete details on the Markdown syntax, see the Markdown documentation and Markdown Extra documentation for tables, footnotes, and more.
    • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <span> <img>

      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://christopher-hawkins.com">Christopher Hawkins</a>Christopher Hawkins
      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
      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 span.
      No help provided for tag img.

      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;"
    • 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.
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
    • Images can be added to this post.