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  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <small> <sub> <sup> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <br /> <p> <div> <span> <b> <i> <center> <centre>

    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.act.org.nz">ACT New Zealand</a>ACT New Zealand
    Emphasized<em>Emphasized</em>Emphasized
    Strong<strong>Strong</strong>Strong
    No help provided for tag small.
    Subscripted<sub>Sub</sub>scriptedSubscripted
    Superscripted<sup>Super</sup>scriptedSuperscripted
    Cited<cite>Cited</cite>Cited
    Block quoted<blockquote>Block quoted</blockquote>
    Block quoted
    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
    No help provided for tag img.
    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
    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
    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.

    No help provided for tag div.
    No help provided for tag span.
    Bolded<b>Bolded</b>Bolded
    Italicized<i>Italicized</i>Italicized
    No help provided for tag center.
    No help provided for tag centre.

    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.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • The Views module allows administrators to create dynamic lists of content for display in pages or blocks. It is possible to insert those lists into existing node bodies and blocks, but such inclusion requires that PHP filtering be turned on. The Insert View module allows any user to insert view listings using tag syntax, without the need for PHP execution permissions. The Insert View tag syntax for embedding a view is relatively simple:

    [view:my_view]

    is replaced by the content listing corresponding to the named view (in this case, my_view).

    [view:my_view=5]

    limits the listing to 5 entries.

    [view:my_view=10=1,2,3]

    limits the listing to 10 entries, and passes a comma delimited list of arguments (in this case 1, 2, and 3) to the view.

    Here's an example you could use with the default view named "tracker" which takes a user ID as an argument:

    [view:tracker=5=1]

    In short this tag says, "Insert the view named tracker, limit the number of results to 5, and supply the argument/user ID 1."

    Sometimes you want to pass an argument without placing a limit on the number of results. You can do that by leaving the limits position empty, like so:

    [view:my_view==1]

    You can use a pager with your view by using the following syntax (note: you must set a limit which will serve as the number of nodes per page):

    [view_pager:my_view=3]