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Basic HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol type start> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id> <p> <br> <span> <img src alt data-entity-type data-entity-uuid data-align data-caption width height> <u> <s> <sup> <sub> <div> <iframe src allowfullscreen width height frameborder> <object> <param> <a href hreflang data-entity-type data-entity-uuid> <table> <caption> <tbody> <thead> <tfoot> <th> <td> <tr> <hr>

  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • You can align images, videos, blockquotes and so on to the left, right or center. Examples:

    • Align an image to the left: <img src="" data-align="left" />
    • Align an image to the center: <img src="" data-align="center" />
    • Align an image to the right: <img src="" data-align="right" />
    • … and you can apply this to other elements as well: <video src="" data-align="center" />
  • You can caption images, videos, blockquotes, and so on. Examples:

    • <img src="" data-caption="This is a caption" />
    • <video src="" data-caption="The Drupal Dance" />
    • <blockquote data-caption="Dries Buytaert">Drupal is awesome!</blockquote>
    • <code data-caption="Hello world in JavaScript.">alert("Hello world!");</code>
  • Only images hosted on this site may be used in <img> tags.

Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol type start> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id> <u> <s> <sup> <span> <div> <iframe src allowfullscreen width height frameborder> <object> <param> <hr> <img src alt data-entity-type data-entity-uuid data-align data-caption> <table> <caption> <tbody> <thead> <tfoot> <th> <td> <tr> <p> <h1>

    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 Description You Type You Get
    Anchors are used to make links to other pages. <a href="http://www.foudebasson.com">Drupal</a> Drupal
    Emphasized <em>Emphasized</em> Emphasized
    Strong <strong>Strong</strong> Strong
    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
    No help provided for tag li.
    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 dt.
    No help provided for tag dd.
    Heading <h2>Subtitle</h2>

    Subtitle

    Heading <h3>Subtitle three</h3>

    Subtitle three

    Heading <h4>Subtitle four</h4>

    Subtitle four

    Heading <h5>Subtitle five</h5>
    Subtitle five
    Heading <h6>Subtitle six</h6>
    Subtitle six
    Underlined <u>Underlined</u> Underlined
    No help provided for tag s.
    Superscripted <sup>Super</sup>scripted Superscripted
    No help provided for tag span.
    No help provided for tag div.
    No help provided for tag iframe.
    No help provided for tag object.
    No help provided for tag param.
    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 caption.
    No help provided for tag tbody.
    No help provided for tag thead.
    No help provided for tag tfoot.
    No help provided for tag th.
    No help provided for tag td.
    No help provided for tag tr.
    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.

    Heading <h1>Title</h1>

    Title

    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 Description You Type You Get
    Ampersand &amp; &
    Greater than &gt; >
    Less than &lt; <
    Quotation mark &quot; "
  • You can align images, videos, blockquotes and so on to the left, right or center. Examples:

    • Align an image to the left: <img src="" data-align="left" />
    • Align an image to the center: <img src="" data-align="center" />
    • Align an image to the right: <img src="" data-align="right" />
    • … and you can apply this to other elements as well: <video src="" data-align="center" />
  • 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 of blank lines.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • 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 of blank lines.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.