Compose tips

input formats:
  • Filtered HTML:
    • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <blockquote> <q>

      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
      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
      Block quoted<blockquote>Block quoted</blockquote>
      Block quoted
      Quoted inline<q>Quoted inline</q>Quoted inline

      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.
  • Wiki Page Format:
    • Quick Tips:
      • [pb] indicates a page break.
        • [pb 3] the number indicates the page number.
      • [poem][/poem] reders the text between the tags into a poem format.
        • can use the > symbol to create indents in the poetry to further preserve the form
      • [sermon Matt 5:21] or [sermon Matt 5:21-5:22]
        • Denotes a sermon on the passage and is replaced with a reference and a [*]
        • can also be used for [commentary] and [meditation] and the color of the * changes to indicate the type
      • [frontmatter][/frontmatter] to demarcate frontmatter.
        • styles include [contents], [foreword], [preface], [acknowledgement], [introduction], [dedication], and [prologue].
      • @smallcaps@
        • Renders the text between the @ symbols into smallcaps
    • Quick Tips:
      • Two or more spaces at a line's end = Line break
      • Double returns = Paragraph
      • *Single asterisks* or _single underscores_ = Emphasis
      • **Double** or __double__ = Strong
      • This is [a link](http://the.link.example.com "The optional title text")
      For complete details on the Markdown syntax, see the Markdown documentation and Markdown Extra documentation for tables, footnotes, and more.
    • Quick Tips:
      • [pb] indicates a page break.
        • [pb 3] the number indicates the page number.
      • [poem][/poem] reders the text between the tags into a poem format.
        • can use the > symbol to create indents in the poetry to further preserve the form
      • [sermon Matt 5:21] or [sermon Matt 5:21-5:22]
        • Denotes a sermon on the passage and is replaced with a reference and a [*]
        • can also be used for [commentary] and [meditation] and the color of the * changes to indicate the type
      • [frontmatter][/frontmatter] to demarcate frontmatter.
        • styles include [contents], [foreword], [preface], [acknowledgement], [introduction], [dedication], and [prologue].
      • @smallcaps@
        • Renders the text between the @ symbols into smallcaps
  • Markdown:
    • Quick Tips:
      • Two or more spaces at a line's end = Line break
      • Double returns = Paragraph
      • *Single asterisks* or _single underscores_ = Emphasis
      • **Double** or __double__ = Strong
      • This is [a link](http://the.link.example.com "The optional title text")
      For complete details on the Markdown syntax, see the Markdown documentation and Markdown Extra documentation for tables, footnotes, and more.