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  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <table> <thead> <td> <tbody> <tr> <div> <p> <br> <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4><h5> <h6> <hr><center><object><embed><small><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
    Table<table> <tr><th>Table header</th></tr> <tr><td>Table cell</td></tr> </table>
    Table header
    Table cell
    No help provided for tag thead.
    No help provided for tag tbody.
    No help provided for tag div.
    By default paragraph tags are automatically added, so use this tag to add additional ones.<p>Paragraph one.</p> <p>Paragraph two.</p>

    Paragraph one.

    Paragraph two.

    By default line break tags are automatically added, so use this tag to add additional ones. Use of this tag is different because it is not used with an open/close pair like all the others. Use the extra " /" inside the tag to maintain XHTML 1.0 compatibilityText with <br />line breakText with
    line break
    Anchors are used to make links to other pages.<a href="http://ms.stubnitz.com">stubnitz</a>stubnitz
    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
    Header<h1>Title</h1>

    Title

    Header<h2>Subtitle</h2>

    Subtitle

    Header<h3>Subtitle three</h3>

    Subtitle three

    Header<h4>Subtitle four</h4>

    Subtitle four

    Header<h5>Subtitle five</h5>
    Subtitle five
    Header<h6>Subtitle six</h6>
    Subtitle six
    No help provided for tag hr.
    No help provided for tag center.
    No help provided for tag object.
    No help provided for tag embed.
    No help provided for tag small.
    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;"
  • You may embed videos from the following providers zzz_custom_url. Just add the video URL to your textarea in the place where you would like the video to appear, i.e. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw0jmvdh.
  • You may quickly link to image nodes using a special syntax. Each image code will be replaced by thumbnail linked to full size image node. Syntax:

    [image:node_id align=alignment hspace=n vspace=n border=n size=label width=n height=n nolink=(0|1) class=name style=style-data node=id]

    Every parameter except node_id is optional.

    Typically, you will specify one of size, width, or height, or none of them. If you use size=label, where label is one of the image size labels specified on the image settings page, the size associated with that label will be used. The sizes "thumbnail", "preview", and "original" are always available. If you use width=n or height=n, the image will be scaled to fit the specified width or height. If you use none of them, the thumbnail image size will be used.

    If you specify nolink=1, no link will be created to the image node. The default is to create a link to the image.

    Alternatively, if you specify node=id, a link will be created to the node with the given id.

    The align, hspace, vspace, border, class, and style parameters set the corresponding attributes in the generated img tag.

  • Images can be added to this post.

  • Insert view filter allows to embed views using tags. The tag syntax is relatively simple: [view:name=display=args]
    For example [view:tracker=page=1] says, embed a view named "tracker", use the "page" display, and supply the argument "1".
    The display and args parameters can be omitted. If the display is left empty, the view's default display is used.
    Multiple arguments are separated with slash. The args format is the same as used in the URL (or view preview screen).
    Valid examples:
    [view:my_view]
    [view:my_view=my_display]
    [view:my_view=my_display=arg1/arg2/arg3]
    [view:my_view==arg1/arg2/arg3]

  • To add a lightbox to your images, add rel="lightbox" attribute to any link tag to activate the lightbox. For example:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox">image #1</a>

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox[][my caption]">image #1</a>

    To show a caption either use the title attribute or put in the second set of square brackets of the rel attribute.

    If you have a set of related images that you would like to group, then you will need to include a group name between square brackets in the rel attribute. For example:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]">image #1</a>
    <a href="image-2.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip][caption 2]">image #2</a>
    <a href="image-3.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip][caption 3]">image #3</a>

    There are no limits to the number of image sets per page or how many images are allowed in each set.

    If you wish to turn the caption into a link, format your caption in the following way:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel='lightbox[][<a href="http://www.yourlink.com">View Image Details</a>]' >image #1</a>

  • It's possible to show HTML snippets in the lightbox, that is on the same domain. In this case the "rel" attribute should be set to "lightmodal". Again it's possible to group the content, (e.g. lightmodal[group][caption]) but in addition to that, it's possible to control some of the modal properties. It's possible to set the "width", "height" and "scrolling" properties of the modal. The properties are separated from the group name by a |, for example lightmodal[group|width:100px;][caption]. If no grouping is being used, then the | is still used and the format would be lightmodal[|width:100px;]. The properties should all be of the format "property: value;" - note the closing semi-colon. If no modal properties are set, then the default width and height of 400px will be used. See below for more detailed examples.

    Basic example:
    <a href="search.php" rel="lightmodal">Search</a>

    Grouped example:
    <a href="search.php" rel="lightmodal[search][caption 1]">Search</a>
    <a href="search.php?status=1" rel="lightmodal[search]">Search published</a>

    Controlling modal property example:
    <a href="search.php" rel="lightmodal[|width:400px; height:300px; scrolling: auto;][caption]">Search</a>

    Controlling modal property when grouped example:
    <a href="search.php" rel="lightmodal[search|width:400px; height:300px; scrolling: auto;]">Search</a>
    <a href="search.php?status=1" rel="lightmodal[search|width:400px; height:300px;]">Search published</a>

  • 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 &&.


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