Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd><del>
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.
Cited Coded text used to show programming source code
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>
- First item
- 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 & 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
& Greater than
> Less than
< Quotation mark
- 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.
You can link to items in your embedded Gallery2 using a special code. This code will be replaced by a thumbnail image that is linked to the actual item in your Gallery.
[G2: item_id n= number type= type size= number class= name frame= name album_frame= name item_frame= name ]
- item_id (required): This is the item ID from Gallery2. If you look at the URL of the item, this is the last number. Note that if the item_id is a single photo, n must be 1.
- n (suggested): This is the number of photos you want the block to show. It will override whatever is set in the defaults (initially 1). Note: this will change past instances where you did not set n -- the reason for its suggested use.
- type: The default type of gallery block. Any of the following may be used: randomImage, recentImage, viewedImage, randomAlbum, recentAlbum, viewedAlbum, dailyImage, weeklyImage, monthlyImage, dailyAlbum, weeklyAlbum, monthlyAlbum, specificItem. Note that for n=1, selectedItem is automatically chosen regardless of this parameter.
- class: The block that Gallery2 returns is wrapped in a DIV so additional styling can be done. The classes for this DIV are located in g2_filter.css. Included with the module are "left", "right", and "nowrap". These position the image block to the left or right or on a line all its own with the text not wrapping. You can also add your own class(es) to the CSS file and they will automatically be available.
- size: The length of the longest side for the thumbnail. The other side is determined automatically to keep the same aspect ratio. This option (for Gallery2.2 and above) will use the gallery image that is closest in size, and so may end up using a smaller image and expanding it (lower quality). If so, use "exactsize". For Gallery2.1, if you want your size to be bigger thanthe thumbnail size for that image as defined in your Gallery2, you must select "Full Size" inthe gallery settings page (but note that the full image will be returned and then resized by the browser, so it may take a while to download).
- exactsize: The length of the longest side for the thumbnail. The other side is determined automatically to keep the same aspect ratio. This option always ensures that the image is scaled from a larger image and so image quality is maintained. This only works for Gallery2.2 and above.
- frame/album_frame/item_frame: You can use just "frame" to assign a frame to the thumbnail regardless of whether it\'s for an album or a single item. Using aframe will only affect albums and iframe will only affect single items. Frames included with the default Gallery 2 install are: bamboo, book, brand , dots, flicking, gold, gold2, polaroid, polaroids, shadow, shells, slide, solid, notebook, wood.
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">image #1</a>
<a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox[my caption]">image #1</a>
To show a caption either use the title attribute or put in the second set of square brackets of the rel attribute.
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][caption 2]">image #2</a>
<a href="image-3.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip][caption 3]">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[<a href="http://www.yourlink.com">View Image Details</a>]' >image #1</a>
- If you include a textual smiley in your post (see chart below), it will be replaced by a graphical smiley.