✍ Post formatting options

You have three options for formatting articles and posts in the Tech Forum:

  1. What Markdown is allowed?
  2. What BBCode is allowed?
  3. What HTML is allowed?

All 3 can be mixed and merged to some extent.


Simple: the Markdown implementation is very close to the standard.


We support a subset of “common” BBCode, including:

[ul][li]option one[/li][/ul]



Custom BBCode specific to Discourse, needed for functions that don't fit into Markdown, but do fit into BBCode.

[spoiler]it's a sled[/spoiler]
[quote="eviltrout, post:1, topic:2"]


Markdown specifies that it works seamlessly with HTML, so we do.

However, we only support a “safe” subset of HTML. I’ll have to dig to find the specifics, but anything common you’d expect to work that isn’t crazy – like <script> – should work.