input formats:
  • 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.chinaonthebrink.com">China On The Brink</a>China On The Brink
      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.
    • 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" title="my caption">image #1</a>

      The title attribute in the link tag is optional. The addition of this attribute enables the display of a caption with the image displayed in the lightbox.

      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]">image #2</a>
      <a href="image-3.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]">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" title='<a href="http://www.yourlink.com">View Image Details</a>'>image #1</a>

    • Flash Filter

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

      [flash:filename.swf]

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

      Flash Filter will accept following parameters:
      • params : You can specify values for output inside <param> tags with the <embed> html. Typical values are bgcolor and wmode. Example: params="wmode=true&&bgcolor=#00FF00"
      • flashvars : You can specify values for output as flashvars, which become available to the flash 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"
      • files : Optional list of files to be passed, you'll normally define files relative to your Drupal files directory. Example: files="name1=image.jpg&&name2=movie.flv"
      • methods : Optional information about how to display the file. The most common usage is to specify a particular media player and thus override the settings page. Example: methods="player=onepixelout_mp3"

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

    • Image links from G2 are formatted for use with Lightbox.V2
    • SSP slideshows can be added to this post. Example: [ssp|path=path/to/your/ssp/feed|width=300|height=200].
    • Flash node macros can be added to this post.
  • 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.