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A guide to using HTML on Free Republic in 5 lines
Painful experience | April 25, 2007 | GrondramB

Posted on 04/25/2007 5:19:01 PM PDT by gondramB

Edited 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.


  1. 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].

  2. 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.

  3. To insert a clickable link: <a href=www.linkadress.com>Link description</a>

  4. To insert a picture <img src=”www.linkadress.com/picturename.jpg”>


Other resources

  1. 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.

  2. More advanced Freep thread on HTML http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1569737/posts

  3. Best off-Freep resource page I've found http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/

  4. Good luck!



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To: gondramB

HTML Sandbox
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1555762/posts

HTML Bootcamp (Cyber patriot training)
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3aa5843c228c.htm


41 posted on 04/25/2007 8:20:32 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: gondramB

See also:

HTML Primer
http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/html/

Webmonkey
http://webmonkey.com/webmonkey/frontdoor/beginners.html

Reference HTML Cheatsheet (Webmonkey)
http://webmonkey.com/webmonkey/reference/html_cheatsheet/


42 posted on 04/25/2007 8:23:19 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: gondramB
To host photos for free and get the HTML generated for you www.photobucket.com

Thanks. I recently wondered how to post pics of my own.

Willie the Wonder Cat says Hi!


43 posted on 04/26/2007 5:53:05 AM PDT by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: gondramB

Bump for Later


44 posted on 04/26/2007 5:53:30 AM PDT by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: Caramelgal

That’s great that you got the photo posting to work so quickly.

If anybody wants to post a picture but doesn’t want the hassle of singing up for a (free) photobucket.com account they can use http://www.tinypic.com/ instead.

Tinypic is owned by Photobucket and you can simply host a picture or video there without ever signing in but then you don’t have in an album with your other online pictures.

Tinypic will also generate the HTML for you.


45 posted on 04/26/2007 5:58:50 AM PDT by gondramB (God only has ten rules, uncle Hank, and he has a much bigger house.)
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To: gondramB

bump


46 posted on 04/26/2007 10:58:29 AM PDT by bobbyd (Flyer, I love and miss you...Lords best my FRiend)
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To: gondramB
Ping for later learning experience!

See? It works

47 posted on 04/26/2007 11:00:14 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
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48 posted on 04/26/2007 11:04:41 AM PDT by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: lilycicero

49 posted on 04/26/2007 7:11:58 PM PDT by RedRover (Defend Our Marines)
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To: RedRover

YAKMROTFLMAO!

I haven’t seen that one before! Thanks.

PS I messed up my homepage trying to learn the 5 FR steps.


50 posted on 04/26/2007 8:50:56 PM PDT by lilycicero (SSgt Wuterich and his squad don't make deals!)
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To: gondramB
How do you post actual web pages?

There IS a question above this line!

51 posted on 04/26/2007 8:55:34 PM PDT by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: Kryptonite; RedRover

You can laugh, but that was cool...is that one of the 5 steps?


52 posted on 04/26/2007 9:00:20 PM PDT by lilycicero (SSgt Wuterich and his squad don't make deals!)
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To: theFIRMbss
Also worth knowing
is if you see an effect
that you really like,

you can do view SOURCE
in your browser, look through it,
and COPY the code!

To: (use semi-colons to separate multiple recipients)

Your Reply: (HTML auto-detected, see help for more information)

Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):

  I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.

Loose lips sink ships.

In the General/Chat forum, on a thread titled A guide to using HTML on Free Republic in 5 lines, theFIRMbss wrote:
Also worth knowing
is if you see an effect
that you really like,

you can do view SOURCE
in your browser, look through it,
and COPY the code!

Posting HTML
This forum allows optional use of most HTML tags. If your post does not contain HTML, it will be converted to HTML when posted, retaining paragraphs as typed. This conversion is not performed if you have anything resembling an HTML tag in your text.

53 posted on 04/26/2007 9:07:03 PM PDT by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: lilycicero
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A guide to using HTML on Free Republic in 5 lines
Painful experience | April 25, 2007 | GrondramB

Posted on 04/25/2007 7:19:01 PM CDT by gondramB

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To: gondramB
How do you post actual web pages?

There IS a question above this line!

51 posted on 04/26/2007 10:55:34 PM CDT by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: Kryptonite; RedRover

You can laugh, but that was cool...is that one of the 5 steps?

52 posted on 04/26/2007 11:00:20 PM CDT by lilycicero (SSgt Wuterich and his squad don't make deals!)

54 posted on 04/26/2007 9:14:14 PM PDT by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: lilycicero

Let me know if you want me to fix it.


55 posted on 04/27/2007 2:50:17 AM PDT by RedRover (Defend Our Marines)
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To: Caramelgal

“Willie the Wonder Cat says Hi! “


Now that you mention it he does look like he is wondering about something.


56 posted on 04/27/2007 2:54:49 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Kryptonite
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57 posted on 04/27/2007 7:51:47 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: All

Extra trick that is easy for us non-experts.

Anything you can type up and format in Microsoft Office or Open Office can be saved as HTML.

Then I use notepad to open the document and copy the html into a Freep post.

That lets me make posts that I can’t write the HTML for, like the first post in this thread


58 posted on 04/27/2007 7:38:36 PM PDT by gondramB (God only has ten rules, uncle Hank, and he has a much bigger house.)
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To: gondramB

thanks. :)


59 posted on 04/27/2007 8:05:44 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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60 posted on 05/04/2007 8:11:38 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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