Compose tips

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <b> <i> <strong> <em> <sup> <sub> <p> <blockquote> <cite> <code> <pre> <tt> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <div> <span> <style> <embed> <object> <param> <iframe> <br> <hr> <img> <table> <thead> <tbody> <tfoot> <tr> <th> <td>

    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=""></a>
    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.

    Block quoted<blockquote>Block quoted</blockquote>
    Block quoted
    Coded text used to show programming source code<code>Coded</code>Coded
    No help provided for tag tt.
    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<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 div.
    No help provided for tag span.
    No help provided for tag style.
    No help provided for tag embed.
    No help provided for tag object.
    No help provided for tag param.
    No help provided for tag iframe.
    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
    No help provided for tag hr.
    No help provided for tag img.
    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 tfoot.

    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
    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.
  • 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].
    • Wikinews [/w(ikinews|\n)/] — Link to a wikinews page.
    • Wiktionary [/w(iktionary|t)/] — Link to a wiktionary page.
    • Wikiquote [/w(ikiquote|q)/] — Link to a wikiquote page.
    • Wikisource [/^w(ikisource|s)/] — Link to a wikisource page.
    • Wikibooks [/w(ikibooks|b)/] — Link to a wikibooks page.
    • Nid [/(n(id|ode)?)$/A] — Link to a local node by nid
    • Google [/google/] — Search google for the specified terms.
    • Search [/search/] — Run a local search for the specified terms.
    • Wikipedia [/w(iki|ikipedia|p)?$/] — Link to a wikipedia page.
    • Image [/^image$/i]
    • External_ssl [/https/i] — Link to an external secure URL.
    • External [/http/i] — Link to an external URL.
    • Drupalproject [/d(rupal)?project/] — Link to a project on by name.
    • Nodetitle [/nt$|nodetitle|title/A] — Link to a local node by title
    • One inch frame [/oif/] — Link to a wiki page at
    • File [/^file$/i]
    • User [/(u|user|username|uid|userid)$/] — Link to a user profile by name or uid.
    • Drupalorgnid [/d(rupal)?o(rg)?/] — Link to a node.