Welcome to Duolingo! (Tour for Newbies)
Hi everyone! If you're new to Duolingo and can't find your way around, well here's more or less a walkthrough of the major features on Duolingo. I hope you find this useful and are able to use this great site more easily and effectively!
This is basically what your window will look like when you login:
The following images give you a brief description of the features on this page:
If you want to mark up your posts to discussions, like apply bold and so on, use the following before and after the word or phrase:
For Bold, use **
For Italics, use *
For Bold Italics, use ***
Other Markup Syntax
- For unordered lists, like the one above use - or a single * followed by a space before each line.
- For ordered lists, just start with the number followed by a period, e.g. 1.
- To add a link, do it thus [alternate text](link)
- For an image its about the same thing, but a little different: ![alternate text](image link)
- For headers, prepend the heading line with 1 to 6 # signs depending on the level of heading you want.
- To indent, prepend the line with a number of > signs, also depending on the depth of indenting you want.
- To escape a markup character, use backslash, like this: \[
- You can also escape a markup character by placing ticks (`) before and after the phrase.
PS: Everyone is welcome to share any tip they may have found useful on DL!
Duolingo uses Markdown as its markup language ;).
\1. For unordered lists, like the one above use - or a single * followed by a space before each line. After two consecutive newlines (press twice enter) before the first item of the list and one newline between items.
2. New paragraph: two consecutive newlines (press twice enter)
3. Newline without creating a new paragraph: two consecutive spaces then newline.
Just wanted to give folks a heads up, if you're on beta layout, you will not likley be able to see the images right now. And, it might come and go as staff works on the test design.
Sorry for any inconvenience. With great test group powers, comes great effort to improve and all the stages along the way. ;)
WOW. I've been trying to find out how to do the mark-ups in the comments section since I've first joined (I think last year), and only managed to find out how to do italics. Haha. THIS IS AWESOME. Thank you for your help (and for the person who gave this link in the first place hehe). Here's some lingots from me to you with all my gratitude! <3
Great guide! One tiny clarification:
[AyePete](AyePete) produces AyePete
This will actually produce broken links from pages that are not in the root directory.
You need the reference / at the beginning of the second tag for links from discussions otherwise you will end up at https://www.duolingo.com/comment/markkore (which is broken) instead of https://www.duolingo.com/markkore
Use this syntax
[markkore](/markkore) to create valid links to user profiles.
I linked to this guide from the Platinum Tree Discussion: Gain FLOW & skill using the timed practice power-up, backspace fix and userscripts. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6231894
I was still able to use the search feature. I've taken a screenshot and posted it here: https://i.imgur.com/YdWbEWC.png
The search feature is located on the website's Home tab. I located the feature by looked at the right side of the page while scrolling down. It was under the leaderboard. I hope this helps! :)
Just practicing http links, trying to overcome a difficulty of displaying side-by-side versions of the bible.
this displays the two versions of the bible side by side
- this is a manual workaround
- it works on my desktop if I copy it into firefox manually
this displays only first versions of the bible side by side
- but the same thing in a link click here
- duo seems to change what I copied in to
- now I know that %02 and %03 are ASCII code for start text and stop text, respectively.
- and if I backslash a couple of characters an intersting pattern deveops:
try for three: