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)
- gstatic.com (this one is a secondary request by the Stack Overflow podcast, not initially requested, only when submitting a comment.)
- pressablecdn.com (not present on all WordPress sites)
- simplecast.com (not present on all WordPress sites)
Positively not needed:
Note: This is not a guarantee! For example, the set of required domains to be able to post a comment has gradually changed over time and will probably continue to change. If anything goes wrong, the comment may be lost. Always save the comment offline and paste into the comment field.
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.