Posting and formatting guidelines
Below each text-box is an option either to enable or disable the rich-text editor. There is an option in your user account settings to determine the default state of this editor.
Under 'Categories' you do not need to choose a Section and the definitions drop-down menu can be left alone. Currently there is a free-tagging 'Topics' option. Try adding a word or phrase. As you type some tags will be suggested to you. Either select one of those or add a new tag of your own. A tag 'cloud' can be viewed here.
Please give consideration to the objectives of the site.
When posting you have a choice between two input formats. This also applies for comments.
1. If you are not using the rich-text editor that is built into the site or an external editor that inserts html tags, you should select the Plain text input format. You can still use basic html tags for italics and emphasis (eg. <b>, <i>, <em>) but the paragraph formatting is handled automatically.
2. If you are using the built-in editor or posting html-formatted text, you should select the Html formatted text input format. Paragraphs should be formatted with <p>...</p> (you don't have to worry about this if you are using the built-in editor). Bulleted and numbered lists, blockquote formatting are also available.
Formatting posts and comments
These guidelines are simply for the sake of maintaining some consistency of appearance. As a general rule I would advise keeping formatting to a minimum.
You can add brief footnotes to articles. Insert the text of the footnote between <fn>...</fn> tags in html view (not in the rich text or WYSIWYG editor). Make sure you are using the Html formatted text input format.
If you set headings to level 2 (<h2>...</h2>), the heading will be included in the table of contents, though currently this is not working properly under Internet Explorer.
Automatic scripture references
Help with inserting automatic scripture references can be found here.