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Plain Text Markup Help

This page describes the special markup you can use to format your content in the plain text editor.

Text Formatting

Item Markup Result
Bold *ABC* ABC
Italic +ABC+ ABC
Underline _ABC_ ABC
Superscript 3^rd^ 3 rd
Subscript 2~n~ 2 n
Strikethrough --ABC-- ABC
Numbered list # ABC
# ABC
  1. ABC
  2. ABC
Bulleted list * ABC
* ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
Blockquote bq. ABC
ABC
No formatting {noformat}ABC{noformat} ABC
Color {color:#f00}ABC{color} ABC
Color {color:red}ABC{color} ABC
Font {font:courier new}ABC{font} ABC
Size {size:16px}ABC{size} ABC
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Heading 1 h1. ABC

ABC

Heading 2 h2. ABC

ABC

Heading 3 h3. ABC

ABC

Heading 4 h4. ABC

ABC

Heading 5 h5. ABC
ABC
Heading 6 h6. ABC
ABC
Quoted text {quote}ABC{quote}
ABC
Quoted text/title {quote:title=ABC title}ABC text{quote} ABC title
ABC text
Rendered HTML markup
(Renders most markup. For security reasons, the following tags are removed from rendered content: <embed>, <html>, <head>, <iframe>, <link>, <meta>, <object>, <script>, and <style>. The following attributes are removed: action, class, method, on* (such as onClick), *src*)
{code:html}<a href="http://www.example.com">Example site</a>{code} Example site
Java code {code}import com.jivesoftware.community.*;{code}
import com.jivesoftware.community.*;
Java code {code:java}import com.jivesoftware.community.*;{code}
import com.jivesoftware.community.*;
SQL code {code:sql}SELECT COUNT(*) FROM abc;{code}
SELECT COUNT(*) FROM abc;
XML code {code:xml}<xmlnode prop="abc">abc</xmlnode>{code}
<xmlnode prop="abc">abc</xmlnode>

Tables

Item Markup Result
Table headers ||ABC||DEF||
ABC DEF
Table cells |ABC|DEF|
ABC DEF

Links

Some links require the ID number of the content you're linking to.  You can get this by navigating to the content and noting its number at the far right of your browser's address bar.

Item Markup Result
External image !http://../post.gif! Post
Internal image !post.gif! Post
External site [http://www.example.com] http://www.example.com
External site with label [Example site|http://www.example.com] Example site
External site with label and tip [Example site|http://www.example.com|Example site tip] Example site
Email [someone@example.com] someone@example.com
Attachment [^1571] abc.gif
Blog {blog:id=1032} ABC
Blog post {blogpost:id=1420} ABC
Space {community:id=2007} ABC
Discussion {thread:id=1921} ABC
Discussion message {message:id=3311} Re: ABC
Document {document:id=2135} ABC
User profile {user:id=1} User
User profile {user:username=user} User