By CjayS42 and CarolinaV
IMPORTANT: Some more advanced codes (Inage embeds, links) cannot appear in this guide, as they are filtered out by Wattpad. WHta you see here is bare bones basic.
Test these out in the playground : http://www.wattpad.com/forums/discussion/658/we-can-now-use-bold,-underlined,-etc.-text!
HTML codes are quite simple to use. While you can't use them in stories, they work fine on the forums. To Use a HTML code, you need to surround the word you alter with <> <>.
For example, <>lol I can use html!<>
Then inside these special brackets, we can add modifiers. The simplest ones are a letter. For example, bold is just B. Remember, the ending set of brackets needs to start with a / inside, or the code won't work. This tells the code that it ends here. Confused? Here's an example
How to use bold text
<B>INSERT BOLD TEXT HERE</B>
<U>UNDERLINED TEXT HERE</U>
<I>ITALIC TEXT HERE</I>
Strikethrough text (text with a line through)
<S>STRIKETHROUGH TEXT HERE</S>
Superscript text (Text 'floating' higher than the text on that line, but not as far as up to the line of text above.)
<SUP>SUPERSCRIPT TEXT HERE</SUP>
Subscript text (like superscript, but sinking)
<SUB>SUBSCRIPT TEXT HERE</SUB>
You can also have multiple codes
<B><I><U>BOLD, ITALIC AND UNDERLINED TEXT HERE</U></I></B>
Bullet pointed lists
Embedding youtube videos
Simply, go to the video on youtube you want. Search for the embed button. A box with text will apear. Copy and paste it into your post to embed the video.
To all who have read the guide to using htm codes in the forums, something VERY important has been found
1. You MUST remeber to CLOSE your end brackets when typing code. Failure to do so can mess up the codes of others.
2. You MUST NOT use html codes in story comments OR in thread titles. This can cause the comments to disapear and threads to crash