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Formatting Content

Documentation > Getting Started > Formatting Content

You do not have to know html, css, php, or any other programming language to create interesting content in BoltWire. Rather, you just need to know BoltWire's markup syntax. Like other wikis, BoltWire recognizes simple, intuitive codes and translates them into the correct html automatically. You can learn BoltWire's simpler markups in minutes.

Below are some of the more common markups you will need and what they produce when placed on a page. The exact output may very depending on your skin's style sheet. To view this list from anywhere in the site, just use the help action.

! text


header (h1)
!! text


header (h2)
!!! text


header (h3)
* bullet
** bullet
*** bullet
  • bullet
    • bullet
      • bullet
unnumbered bullets
# bullet
## bullet
### bullet
  1. bullet
    1. bullet
      1. bullet
numbered bullets
block indent
[r][h]header1 [h]header2
[r][c]cell1 [c]cell2
[r][c]cell3 [c]cell4
header1   header2
cell1 cell2
most parameters allowed, border added for display
horizontal line
(t) or (tm)
html symbols
{ 2+3 } 5Simple math expressions
various links
[[email@example.com]]email@example.comemail link
[^boltwire.gif parameters^]

image shortcut
image with css parameters
[^download.zip^]download.zipfile download
align text
(also left, right)
<color=red>text</color>textset color
(also f7f7f7)
<size=150%>text</size>textset size (also pt)
<text case=caps>
TEXTsimple string processing:
understands case, substring,
trim, position, and length

A box with markup
Display source code
Show html output
(see also markup and debug)
/= **BOLD** =/**BOLD**Don't process markup
`[[link|+]][[link|+]]Backtick escapes next character
/*comment*/hidden comments

There are other markups BoltWire will recognize as well, including numerous variables, conditionals, and functions. BoltWire also allows you to create powerful forms with interactive inputs fields and commands. Many simple HTML tags are allowed, and most white space is honored (including line returns, tabs and spaces). Furthermore, BoltWire has extensive styling support. We'll discuss some of these later in this welcome tour. You can also find detailed information about these advanced markups in the Handbook.