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Below are some great styling tips to help you make your website look as good as possible, without you having to learn any fancy coding malarkey!

Bold text

Type asterisks around the text, like this:
*My bold text*
to make your text appear like this:
My bold text.

Italic text

Type underscores around the text, like this:
_My italic text_
to make your text appear like this:
My italic text.

New paragraphs and line breaks

Simply type in two returns to create a new paragraph. Typing just one return creates a new line. Like this:

Here is my first paragraph

And here's my second
This, on the other hand, is simply a new line.

Sub headings

Each entry will have a main heading (a 'level 1 heading') automatically, using the title you enter for that entry. But you may need to organise your page further, using 'second level' or even 'third level' headings. Simply type:

h2. My second level heading

or:

h3. My third level heading

ensuring you have a clear line break above and below the text.

Lists

You can easily create a bullet list by typing asterisks at the start of each line, like this:

* Eggs
* Beans
* Cheese

It will look like this:

If you want a numbered list, it's a similar routine, but you use hashes instead:

1_ Eggs
1_ Beans
1_ Cheese

It will put the numbers in automatically:

1_ Eggs
1_ Beans
1_ Cheese

Tables

Create a table by typing pipes (the pipe character is usually found above the backslash key) around your content.

Here's a simple example of a table three columns wide by two rows deep:

| Product A | Red | £12.99 |
| Product B | Blue | £15.99 |

It will appear like this:

Product ARed£12.99
Product BBlue£15.99

Note: The colours and layout may vary depending on your particular site design.

Links

A link consists of two parts:

Start by typing in the visible text, within double quote marks, like this:
"Visit my site"

Then add a colon, immediately followed by the URL, like this:
"Visit my site":http://www.mysite.com

It will then appear like this:
Visit my site

Inserting Images

You create an image on your page by typing the image URL (i.e. it's location on your site) between exclamation marks, like this:
!uploads/my_image.jpg(A description of my image)!

Note: All images uploaded to your site will be in the 'images' directory, which is why you need to add the word 'images' before the name of the image itself.

The text within the brackets will be used for the 'alt' text, describing the image for those who can't see it (including Google). Leave it blank if the image conveys no meaning.

It will appear like this:

Luke Skywalker made of Lego

See the help item on Uploading to find out how to get images onto your website.

Using HTML (if you must!)

You can insert HTML code in your pages, as well as using the built-in mark-up method, but please bear this in mind:

The HTML code you insert may have unexpected results, and might even break the page. Also, it might not be W3C Web Standards-compliant, unlike the lovely clean code generated by sweetCMS.

You have been warned!