Formatting WordPress comments, e.g. on the Stack Overflow official blog
Note that all formatting, e.g., bold and italics (or at least in the preview and pre-approved view) broke in September 2020. Whether it will actually appear in the public (approved) version is an open question. Links seem to be still working.
Bold and italics
Use HTML formatting, <strong></strong> and <em></em>, respectively. Note that “strong” and “em” are supported, but not “b” and “i”.
In the <em>title</em> it <strong><em>should</em></strong> be.
Use HTML formatting. A link builder is available (part of Edit Overflow).
stackoverflow.blog (for that particular blog)
pressablecdn.com (not present on all WordPress sites)
simplecast.com (this one is no longer requested by the Stack Overflow podcast. Not present on all WordPress sites)
Positively not needed:
Checklist before submitting a comment
- Have you used HTML links and not Markdown links!?!?
- Have you used HTML formatting for bold and italics and not Markdown formatting for the same?
WordPress blogs usually have an automatic RSS feed. Add “feed” to the end of the base URL to get the RSS feed URL. It works both for this blog and the Stack Overflow blog: https://pmortensen.eu/world2/feed and https://stackoverflow.blog/feed, respectively.
It works for categories as well. For example, category “Text editors” on this blog: https://pmortensen.eu/world2/category/text-editors/feed or https://pmortensen.eu/world2/category/text-editors/?feed=rss2.