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  • 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://www.oaktable.net">www.oaktable.net</a>www.oaktable.net
      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.
    • Syntax highlighting of source code can be enabled with the following tags:

      • Generic syntax highlighting tags: "<code>", "<blockcode>".
      • Language specific syntax highlighting tags: "<c>" for C source code, "<cpp>" for C++ source code, "<drupal5>" for Drupal 5 source code, "<drupal6>" for Drupal 6 source code, "<java>" for Java source code, "<javascript>" for Javascript source code, "<sql>" for Oracle 11 SQL source code, "<php>" for PHP source code, "<python>" for Python source code, "<ruby>" for Ruby source code, "<vb>" for Visual Basic source code, "<xml>" for XML source code.

      Options and tips:

      • The language for the generic syntax highlighting tags can be specified with one of the attribute(s): type, lang, language, class. The possible values are: "c" (for C), "cpp" (for C++), "drupal5" (for Drupal 5), "drupal6" (for Drupal 6), "java" (for Java), "javascript" (for Javascript), "oracle11" (for Oracle 11 SQL), "php" (for PHP), "python" (for Python), "ruby" (for Ruby), "sql" (for Oracle 11 SQL), "vb" (for Visual Basic), "xml" (for XML).
      • The supported tag styles are: <foo>, [foo].
      • Line numbering can be enabled/disabled with the attribute "linenumbers". Possible values are: "off" for no line numbers, "normal" for normal line numbers and "fancy" for fancy line numbers (every nth line number highlighted). The start line number can be specified with the attribute "start", which implicitly enables normal line numbering. For fancy line numbering the interval for the highlighted line numbers can be specified with the attribute "fancy", which implicitly enables fancy line numbering.
      • If the source code between the tags contains a newline (e.g. immediatly after the opening tag), the highlighted source code will be displayed as a code block. Otherwise it will be displayed inline.

      Defaults:

      • Default highlighting mode for generic syntax highlighting tags: when no language attribute is specified, no syntax highlighting will be done.
      • Default line numbering: normal line numbers.

      Examples:

      You typeYou get
      <code>foo = "bar";</code>Inline code with the default syntax highlighting mode.
      <code>
      foo = "bar";
      baz = "foz";
      </code>
      Code block with the default syntax highlighting mode.
      <code lang="xml" linenumbers="normal">
      foo = "bar";
      baz = "foz";
      </code>
      Code block with syntax highlighting for XML source code
      and normal line numbers.
      <code language="xml" start="23" fancy="7">
      foo = "bar";
      baz = "foz";
      </code>
      Code block with syntax highlighting for XML source code,
      line numbers starting from 23
      and highlighted line numbers every 7th line.
      <c>
      foo = "bar";
      baz = "foz";
      </c>
      Code block with syntax highlighting for C source code.
      <c start="23" fancy="7">
      foo = "bar";
      baz = "foz";
      <c>
      Code block with syntax highlighting for C source code,
      line numbers starting from 23
      and highlighted line numbers every 7th line.
    • 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]
      • Align the video:
        [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId align:right]

      Supported sites: YouTube, Google Video, Tangle, DailyMotion, Eyespot, Revver, Vimeo, Flickr Slideshows, Flickr Video, Game Videos, Meta Cafe, Game Trailers, College Humor, MySpace, Capped, Blip.tv, Slideshare, Picasa Slideshows.

      Special instructions:

      Some codecs need special input. You'll find those instructions here.
      • Slideshare:
        You need to construct your own URL, using the "Wordpress Embed" code from Slideshare, extract the "id" and "doc" parts, and form the URL like this: slideshare.net/?id=1759622&doc=usingdrupal-090723103440-phpapp01.
      • 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]
  • Full HTML:
    • 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.
    • E-Mail addresses are hidden with reCAPTCHA Mailhide.
    • SWF Tools Filter

      The basic syntax for embedding a flash file (.swf), flash movie (.flv) or audio file (.mp3) is:

      [swf file="filename.swf"]

      If you would like to override SWF Tools and flash player default settings, you can specify additional parameters. For example:

      [swf file="song.mp3" flashvars="backcolor=#AABBCC&&forecolor=#11AA11"]

      If you would like to output a list of files then the format is:

      [swf files="image1.jpg&&image2.jpg&&..."]
      SWF Tools Filter will accept following:
      • params : You can specify values for parameters to be passed to Flash to control the appearance of the output. Typical values are bgcolor and wmode. Example: params="wmode=true&&bgcolor="#00FF00" Alternatively you can supply each parameter individually without using params. Example wmode="true" bgcolor="#00FF00"
      • flashvars : You can specify values for output as flashvars, which become available to the Flash movie that is playing. This is often done to control a media player. Refer to the documentation of the flash player you are using to know what flashvar options are available. Example: flashvars="autostart=true&&volume=80"
      • methods : Optional information about how to display the file. The most common usage is to specify a particular media player and thus override the default specified on the settings page. Example: methods="player=onepixelout_mp3"

      WARNING: with params, flashvars and othervars, pass multiple values separated by &&.

    • Twitter-style @usersnames are linked to their Twitter account pages.
    • Twitter-style #hashtags are linked to search.twitter.com.
    • 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]
      • Align the video:
        [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId align:right]

      Supported sites: YouTube, Google Video, Tangle, DailyMotion, Eyespot, Revver, Vimeo, Flickr Slideshows, Flickr Video, Game Videos, Meta Cafe, Game Trailers, College Humor, MySpace, Capped, Blip.tv, Slideshare, Picasa Slideshows.

      Special instructions:

      Some codecs need special input. You'll find those instructions here.
      • Slideshare:
        You need to construct your own URL, using the "Wordpress Embed" code from Slideshare, extract the "id" and "doc" parts, and form the URL like this: slideshare.net/?id=1759622&doc=usingdrupal-090723103440-phpapp01.
      • 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]