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Formatting Codes Guide

Hello There! This post is for new users or users that have no clue how to do this. This guide will show how to put in pictures, italicize, or both together!

Alright, first with the basics.

Bold is **Bold** Italicize is *Italicize*

And there's also quoting! >Hello Everybody! Nice to Meet You! Becomes this:

Hello Everybody! Nice to Meet You!

Once done with the quoting, you don't need to add another >, just write a new line.

Next are pictures and links.

Linking A URL: [Click Here](http://duolingo.com) becomes: Click Here

Or, [Text You Want Displayed](URL)

Image Linking: ![ ](http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130606165306/animalcrossing/images/4/41/Chicken.jpg) becomes

or ![ ](Image URL)

Lists * Test 1 * test 2 becomes:

  • Test 1

  • Test 2

Remember to put a space after the star, otherwise the list won't work.

Another few things I show you before is the bold and the italic. It's ***Italics and Bold*** or Italics and Bold

Oh and one more thing! If you highlight and try to bold/italicize at the same time, the highlight would work but the bold/italicize won't! So be careful!

There's the guide! I hoped it helped and feel free to test this stuff in the chat! Thanks! And Always, Good Luck With Your Studies Everyone! :D

August 9, 2015

60 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Xanatrix

Great info! Should be stickied.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh
August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224

What does "sticky" mean? I've seen it around here.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/davidcwalls

The staff and (I think) moderators can mark important posts as Sticky, which keeps them at the top of the forum. For example, if you look in the Duolingo forum, the top post should be about the Duolingo Wiki, and it should have a tag that says "Sticky"

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

Thanks!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

Thanks To All Who Have Read This Guide! It Really Means A Lot To Me!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

You are welcome! And, thank you for following me! You are a *legend*!!!!!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

I forget to metion, if you try to italicize or bold with highlight it won't work!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

It's because it's not actually meant to be highlighted, it's meant for code : it puts your text in a uniform font without any formatting. Its primary use is to post code without worrying about it looking weird.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

Well, you learn from mistakes!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

yeah :) I added it to the guide

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

haha

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Quizzical

This was posted a month ago and it has more codes than this page.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9386889

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4

Try over a year ago.

Topics like this tend to pop up over and over again as new users come to the site. It's nice that they do, but it's always best to link back to the original thread to give credit. Especially when the text is a virtual carbon-copy of the old thread.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia

Thanks, this is very useful. Now another quick question, how do you do the highlighting? . Thanks again :-))

August 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

Ok, here's how! There's a button to the left of the one. It's a button with this ~ and `

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

that little dot is put on each side of a word or sentence and you got it highlighted!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

hello world and everyone on it!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia

Thanks again, I've always wondered how to do that.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

`testing...

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

dangee

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

put the tick on the otherside too :) hi

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.

I like highlight but I want Highlights to be in some appeasing color , Yellow seems like sick to me.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathangrant00

testing Thanks for this useful to know

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Catriona28475

That will depend on your language-specific keyboard layout.
My keyboard is for Swedish (so there are keys for å, ä and ö) and I haven't found the ` key yet. I was able to copy-paste yours though.

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hallelujah3

Just testing and thanks for the tip! :D

P.S. For clarification, it's the ` key, as mentioned by @BastouXII

August 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

Put your text between back ticks (grave accents) : `Text` becomes Text.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

Same question... but for the information given, very useful.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

Thanks for the answer!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Remember to put a space after the star, otherwise the list won't work.

It seems your list didn't work either way haha

  • That's funny
  • Isn't it?
August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

Yeah :P

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

I fixed it though.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Feeniqs

What about the line?


There are so many discussions about these. I think at least one, the most informative one, should be stickied. Or this information should just be provided at some point in the the page.

By the way, why that specific picture?

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

thank you Lingo! you are awesome! may i give you a lingot?

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

It's up to you!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

there you go! `your lingot sir~

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

Dang it. My correct version: your lingot sir

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

Thanks Myth! :)

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

haha! You'll get better at remembering that!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

You are very welcome!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

i hope i will! haha!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk

Wow, I seriously didn't expect this many people!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sleepynatural

haha!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/futureholder

I know right lol

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ravnin

Thank you! I find the wiki pages to be very messy : )

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeonMoogle

This is really helpful! Thank you!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/quin_john

stuff

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/quin_john

>Hello Everybody! Nice to Meet You!

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/quin_john
  • stuff
  • more stuff
September 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/quin_john

> d

September 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/quin_john

>Hello Everybody! Nice to Meet You

September 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/quin_john

this is so useful

September 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224

I know this is a pretty old post, but does anyone know of a way to put in photos that you have saved to your computer?

January 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4

You'll have to upload them to an image hosting website. I like imgur.com, but there are several others available like photobucket, flickr, tinypic, etc.

January 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/timwe

You might also be able to use the data uri scheme, but that should probably be limited to small images only.

![](data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAUAAAAFCAYAAACNbyblAAAAHElEQVQI12P4//8/w38GIAXDIBKE0DHxgljNBAAO9TXL0Y4OHwAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==)

March 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Retiarybrick485

August 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GoFigure151

>Thank you so much!

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Catriona28475

Just testing the URL link instruction:
Click Here becomes: Click Here.

  • It looks like a space between the ] and ( , but maybe it needs to be clarified that it doesn't work unless you put ]( together with no space.
February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lingwat

Is it possible to create a literal asterisk with \*?

Let's try it: *

Yep.

May 15, 2018
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