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Define and format sections of a page or text

Plugin Div

Use this wiki plugin to define and format sections of a page or text.

Parameters

Required parameters are in bold
Preferences required: wikiplugin_div
Parameters Accepted Values Description Default Since
(body of plugin) text
type (blank)
div
span
pre
b
i
tt
p
blockquote
Indicate the type of HTML tag to use (default is div) div
bg any string except for HTML and PHP tags As defined by CSS, name or Hex code.
width text In pixels or percentage. Default is original size
align (blank)
left
right
center
justify
Aligns the text within the element
float (blank)
right
left
none
Set the alignment for the entire element. For elements with a width of less than 100%, other elements will wrap around it unless the clear parameter is appropriately set.
clear (blank)
right
left
both
none
Items are not allowed to wrap around the side(s) this parameter is set to.
class text Apply custom CSS class to the div.
id any string except for HTML and PHP tags Sets the div's id attribute, as defined by HTML.
title text Title for the div, usually displayed as a tooltip.
onclick text Enter on onclick event
style text Enter CSS styling tags for the div type used.


Controlling "Wrapping"

If this plugin is used and the float parameter is used to align a block, then other elements on the page may "wrap" around that block. To avoid this or otherwise control the wrapping, the DIV plugin needs to be followed by another plugin or code that sets the clear property. Here are three ways to do this where all wrapping is stopped:

MethodSyntax to avoid all wrapping
PluginDiv
(starting with version 4)
{DIV(clear="both")}{DIV}
PluginTag {TAG(tag=br style=clear:both)}{TAG}
Dynamic Variable Establish a variable like %clear% and set to <br style="clear: both" /> . To set its value, click on NaV the first time.


The clear property can also be set to right or left as needed for desired effect.

Examples

Type=div

This code,
{DIV(float="right" width="200px" bg="#FFEBCD" align="center")} This section is a "div" that is 200 pixels wide, has a nice blanched almond background color, aligns to the right because float=right, with text that aligns center because align=center.{DIV}


Would produce:
This section is a "div" that is 200 pixels wide, has a nice blanched almond background color, aligns to the right because float=right, with text that aligns center because align=center.



Type=span

This code,
With type=span, the text remains inline. {DIV(type="span" bg="yellow")} This text is in a "span" that is that is highlighted yellow.{DIV} And this text is after the span.


Would produce:

With type=span, the text remains inline. This text is in a "span" that is that is highlighted yellow. And this text is after the span.




 Difference between "div" and "span"

These types are similar, but one of the main differences is that the "span" type can be used for inline text whereas the "div" type cannot.


Type=pre

This code,
{DIV(type="pre" align="justify" bg="#D8BFD8" width="600px")} Using "pre" displays text in a fixed-width font, preserves     spaces and any

line breaks (enter was hit twice before "line"). 
The width only controls the color, not the text. {DIV}


Would produce:

 Using "pre" displays text in a fixed-width font, preserves     spaces and any

line breaks (enter was hit twice before "line").
The width only controls the color, not the text. 



 Note

PluginCode or the Wiki-Syntax Text "~np~ your content ~/np~" can also be used for similar effects and to display code without processing it.


Type=blockquote

This code,
{DIV(type="blockquote" width="150px" align="justify")} Notice that blockquote indents the text. Here the width has been set at 150 pixels and the text is justified.{DIV}


Would produce:

Notice that blockquote indents the text. Here the width has been set at 150 pixels and the text is justified.


Type=b, i, tt,

These types are used to format text. Here are some examples:


TypeSyntaxResult
b {DIV(type="b" bg="#F08080")}This text is bold and the background is misty rose.{DIV} This text is bold and the background is misty rose.
i {DIV(type="i" float="right")}This text is italic and floats right.{DIV} This text is italic and floats right.
tt {DIV(type="tt")}This text is in teletype font.{DIV} This text is in teletype font.



 Note

Consider using Wiki-Syntax Text if you just need simple text formatting and don't need other formatting like a background color or special alignment.





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