Skip to comments.A guide to using HTML on Free Republic in 5 lines
Posted on 04/25/2007 5:19:01 PM PDT by gondramBEdited on 12/14/2007 2:04:47 PM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]
When I came to Free Republic I had never used HTML. All the guides seemed complicated. This is a guide where I try to keep it as short as possible to cover the most needed topics. There are many better and more complete guides. I'll link to a couple at the end.
Free Republic uses HTML where formatting is enclosed in “less than” and “greater than” signs like this <bold> </bold>unlike many boards that use brackets like this [bold] [/bold].
The first one starts the command and the second one (with the divided by sign) ends the formatting like this < b > Text < /b >
As soon as you use one HTML command in your post the Free Republic editor assumes you are doing all the formatting so you need to add you own line breaks and blank lines. Use the <br> command once for a line break, or twice (like this <br><br>) for one blank line, three times for two blank lines and so on.
To insert a clickable link: <a href=www.linkadress.com>Link description</a>
To insert a picture <img src=”www.linkadress.com/picturename.jpg”>
To host photos for free and get the HTML generated for you www.photobucket.com This site doesn't allow porn so its less likely to be blocked at work.
More advanced Freep thread on HTML http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1569737/posts
Best off-Freep resource page I've found http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/
I never got the story on that.
Yea, yea I know spell check would have been nice! Duh!
Only if you are using Firefox as your browser.
For those folks using Microsoft Internet Explorer (shuddderrr) there is a small tool that can be downloaded and installed quickly which will add the same bit to your right-click-context-menu.
Get it Here
Download link is on the right side of page.
DEpends where ya put the BLINK! ( I guess )
Just kidding Ive been into HTML for years. In my hurry to be funny I forgot the cardinal rule of posting always spell check before putting your stuff before the public (especially if it will be in large letters, bright red and blinking).
Guess Red wants us to come out of our comfort zone!
Do you seriously want me to know how to post photos????
Stand by to be impressed shippy.
Great help - thanks!
Standing by. Fire for effect.
All I know about it was that she/he/it posted under the name of “classy green eyed blonde” and every single one of her/his/its posts were formatted that way.
I’m about 50/50 now on using italics ‘cause I forget I have to use html for the whole post if I just do the “i’s.”
Also, I’ve used ie-spell for years, works better then any other sort of spell check I’ve used.
I remembered the old adage "if it's too good to be true..." early on in the whole "Classy" episode.
I even created a counterposter ID that started with "WellHung...." and was about 30 letters long.
It got banned almost immediately. Rightfully so.
From what I understand, it will be added to the next version (or update) of IE would make life easier.
It was a lot of fun for a while though.
bookmark. I could use a brush up.
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