Comments: Using HTML in the Comments

DISQUS allows greater flexibility in preparing your comments than native WordPress software. These are the allowed codes —

Single tags

These tags can be used alone and don’t need an ending tag.

<br> Single line break
<hr> Horizontal line

Matching tags

These require an ending tag – e.g. <i>italic text</i>

<a> Anchor (used to post a link, which is usually done automatically when you begin with http://)
<b> Bold

Indents as a quotation

<caption> Defines a table caption
<cite> Defines a citation
<code> Defines computer code text (allows you to enter HTML code without it being read as code)
<em> Italics


(puts a box around the text)
<i> Italics
<p> Paragraph
<s> Strikethrough
<strike> Strikethrough
<strong> Bold
<sub> Subscript
<sup> Superscript
<u> Underline

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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3 Responses to Comments: Using HTML in the Comments

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Chris Jenks says:

    Is the code mentioned above specific to DISQUS? If not, some of it is deprecated (e.g. has been replace with )

  3. Jay Guin says:


    The code is taken from the DISQUS site, and so may not be the latest and greatest in other environments.

    Odd that computer programmers would use "deprecate" to mean "obsolesce." But these are the same guys who use "Start" to turn computers off.

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