Using Textile to add formatting

Textile is a set of cues you can use that tells Textpattern what kind of formatting to apply to your text. This allows you to add italicized or bold text, lists, headings, links, and much more to your posts. This article shows you some of the most commonly used Textile cues. The specific styling of these formats will vary from site to site.

There is a lot more that can be done with Textile formatting than what is shown below. For a very thorough and well-organized list, please see the Textile Reference Manual.

You can also view the screencast Adding formatting with Textile.

Textile Cue Produces Used for
_italics_ italics

Adding emphasis to a word or phrase. Should not be used for italicizing citations (see citation, below).

*bold* bold

Adding emphasis to a word or phrase. Should not be used in place of headings (see headings, below).

??Book Title?? Book Title

Citations that require italics.

??(short)"Article title"?? "Article title"

Citations that require quotes rather than italics.

"Linked text(Link title)":http://www.linkurl.com Linked text

Linking to an external site, or to another page or article on your own site. The link title provides extra information about the linked page.

* List item
* Another list item
  • List item
  • Another list item

Lists with no specific order.

# List item
# Another list item
  1. List item one
  2. List item two

Lists with a specific order.

h3. Level three heading

Level three heading

Article titles are generally level two headings, so within your article, you would start with a level three heading. You can also go to level four (h4.), level five (h5.) and level six (h6.)

(r), (tm), (c) ®, ™, ©

Registered, trademark, and copyright symbols.

ASF(Acronym Stands For) ASF

Acronyms, where the full title is in parentheses.


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