Compose tips

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • You can insert footnotes directly into texts with [fn]This text becomes a footnote.[/fn]. This will be replaced with a running number (the footnote reference) and the text within the [fn] tags will be moved to the bottom of the page (the footnote).
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <table> <tr> <td> <fn> <footnote> [footnote] <div>

  • 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.
  • If you include a textual smiley in your post (see chart below), it will be replaced by a graphical smiley.
    Smileys
    SmileyAcronyms
    :):) :-) :smile:
    :D:D :-D :lol:
    :bigsmile::bigsmile:
    ;);) ;-) :wink:
    :p:p :-p :tongue:
    :O:O :-O :shock:
    :|:| :-| :stare:
    :(:( :-( :sad:
    :~:~ :-~ :puzzled:
    :cry::cry: :(( :-((
    8)8) 8-) :cool:
    :steve::steve:
    J)J) J-) :crazy:
    :glasses::glasses:
    :party::party:
    :love::love:
    :X:X :-X :oups:
    :shy::shy: :8) :8-)
    0)0) 0:) 0:-) :innocent:
    :*:* :-* :sexy:
    |(|( \( :angry:
    :Sp:Sp :-S) :sick:
    :tired::tired:
    :santa::santa:
    :mail::mail:
    :sushi::sushi:
    :hat::hat:
    H)H) H:) H:-) :grade:
    :ghost::ghost:
    $)$) $-) :cash:
    :crown::crown:
    :davie::davie:
    S)S) S) :drunk:
    >)>) >-) :evil:
    :beer::beer:
    :star::star:
    :arrow::arrow:
    :quest::quest:
    :exmark::exmark:
  • Quoted content can be placed between [quote] tags in order to be displayed as an indented quote. Every [quote] tag must have a corresponding [/quote] tag. For example:

    [quote]This is a simple quote.[/quote]
    is displayed as:

    Quote:
    This is a simple quote.

    Additionally, there is an optional attribute which allows quotes to specify the original author.

    [quote=Mr. Drupal]This is a quote with an attribution line.[/quote]
    is displayed as:

    Mr. Drupal wrote:
    This is a quote with an attribution line.

    Finally, multiple [quote] tags can be nested within one another. Just remember that every [quote] tag must have a corresponding [/quote] tag.

    [quote]I think she says it best...
    [quote=Ms. Quotation]This is a quote nested within another quote.[/quote]
    but you can't argue with
    [quote=Ms. Reply]The more quotes, the merrier.
    Just don't get too carried away.[/quote]
    And I have nothing more to say.[/quote]
    is displayed as:

    Quote:
    I think she says it best...
    Ms. Quotation wrote:
    This is a quote nested within another quote.
    but you can't argue with
    Ms. Reply wrote:
    The more quotes, the merrier. Just don't get too carried away.
    And I have nothing more to say.
  • 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]
    • Override default aspect ratio:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId ratio:4/3]
    • Align the video:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId align:right]

    Supported sites: Archive.org, Blip.tv, Capped, College Humor, DailyMotion, Flickr Slideshows, Flickr Video, Game Trailers, Game Videos, GodTube, Google Video, Meta Cafe, MySpace, Picasa Slideshows, Slideshare, Streamhoster, Teachertube, Vimeo, Wistia, YouTube, YouTube (Playlist).

    Special instructions:

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