Compose tips

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • This filter normalizes fonts to use theme styles.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <i> <strong> <b> <blockquote> <ul> <ol> <li> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr>

    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.scarleteen.com">Scarleteen</a>Scarleteen
    Emphasized<em>Emphasized</em>Emphasized
    Italicized<i>Italicized</i>Italicized
    Strong<strong>Strong</strong>Strong
    Bolded<b>Bolded</b>Bolded
    Block quoted<blockquote>Block quoted</blockquote>
    Block quoted
    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.
    Heading<h2>Subtitle</h2>

    Subtitle

    Heading<h3>Subtitle three</h3>

    Subtitle three

    Heading<h4>Subtitle four</h4>

    Subtitle four

    Heading<h5>Subtitle five</h5>
    Subtitle five
    Heading<h6>Subtitle six</h6>
    Subtitle six
    No help provided for tag hr.

    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.
  • The Lexicon module will automatically mark terms that have been defined in the lexicon vocabulary with links to their descriptions. If there are certain phrases or sections of text that should be excluded from lexicon marking and linking, use the special markup, [no-lexicon] ... [/no-lexicon]. Additionally, these HTML elements will not be scanned: a, abbr, acronym, code, pre.
  • 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.
  • The Lexicon module will automatically mark terms that have been defined in the lexicon vocabulary with links to their descriptions. If there are certain phrases or sections of text that should be excluded from lexicon marking and linking, use the special markup, [no-lexicon] ... [/no-lexicon]. Additionally, these HTML elements will not be scanned: a, abbr, acronym, code, pre.