Tag Archives: Discussion Groups

HTML Quick Guide for Posts

Here are basic html tags that you might want to use when posting to a Discussion Group.

Bold Text:

<b>text here</b> or <strong>text here</strong>

Italicized Text:

<em>text here</em>


<h1>text here</h1>

(Change the number to correspond with the heading you prefer. Remember that 1 is the largest.)

New Paragraphs:

<p>text here</p>

(surround each paragraph with the tags above.)

Line Breaks:

< br/>

(simply put this at the point you want the text to break to the next line.)

Creating Links:

<a href="DesiredLinkURL">Text to Be Linked</a>

Bulleted Lists:

<li>First Bullet Point</li>
<li>Second Bullet Point</li>

Numbered Lists:

<li>First Numbered Point</li>
<li>Second Numbered Point</li>

Adding Images

Basic Image

<img src="PlaceURLtoYourImageHere" />

Making an Image a Link

<a href="PlaceLinkURLhere"><img src="PlaceURLtoYourImageHere" /></a>

Extra Text Styling Options
Changing the color of your text:

<span style="color: #008000;">Text to be colored</span>

(Change the number to the color hex of your choice.)

Changing the font of your text:

<span style="font-family: 'Georgia';"/>

(change font name as desired, but just make sure that it's a common web font or one that you've installed to your theme so that everyone will be able to view it.)

Changing the size of your text:

<span style="font-size: 12px;"></span>

(change the number as desired.)

Multiple Changes:

If you want to use all three of the styles above for some text, simply add each element within the quotation marks of the span style. This is how all of the styles above would look:

<span style="font-family: 'Georgia'; font-size: 12px; color: #008000;">This text would then become green using Georgia 12 pt. font</span>