Examples for the Wrap Plugin

Basic syntax

An uppercase <WRAP> creates a div and should be used for “big” containers, surrounding paragraphs, lists, tables, etc.

<WRAP classname>... content ...</WRAP>

A lowercase <wrap> creates a span and should be used for “small” containers, inside paragraphs, lists, tables, etc.

<wrap classname>... content ...</wrap>

Classes and Styles

Columns and Floats

You can have columns easily by adding the class column and a width, e.g.

<WRAP column 30%>...content...</WRAP>
Emulated Big Headline

You can emulate a big headline with italic, bold and underlined text, e.g.

//**__Emulated Big Headline__**//

Emulated Small Headline

A smaller headline uses no underlining, e.g.

//**Emulated Small Headline**//

If you need text that is bold and italic, simply use it the other way around:

**//No Headline//**
Different Floating Options

Normally you would only need the class column, but for more sophisticated uses (not only for columns, but for any other classes, like boxes and notes as well) you can have several kinds of “floats”:

  • column is the same as left which will let you float your wrap on the left
  • right will let the wrap float right
  • center will position the wrap in the horizontal center of the page

You can set any valid widths: %, px, em, ex, pt, pc, cm, mm, in, but most of the time you'd only want either

%30%makes sense in a liquid layout
px420pxmakes sense if your layout has a fixed pixel width or if your container contains images with a certain width
em20emmakes sense if you like your wrap container to grow and shrink with the font size or if your layout is em-based

A table inside a column or box will always be 100% wide. This makes positioning and sizing tables possible.

After using any of the float classes, you might come across something like this, where the following text protrudes into the space where only the floating containers should be …

… to prevent that, you should simply add

<WRAP clear></WRAP>

after your last column.

You can use the same options with small <wrap></wrap> (as each element that floats is automatically a block level element), but it probably doesn't make too much sense. Widths on spans normally do not work (by design), but can make sense, when it is floating.

Attention: Widths can cause problems and will often look different and break in some browsers. If you're not a developer, you might not understand any problems regarding the box model. Just try to test your columns in all major browsers and make your widths smaller than you initially think they should be.

All of those options will also work in the boxes and notes wraps (see below).


You can use these different text alignments:

  • leftalign
  • rightalign
  • centeralign
  • justify
Center aligned text …
… and right aligned.
<WRAP centeralign>
Center aligned text ...
<WRAP rightalign>
... and right aligned.

You cannot add alignments to spans.

Boxes and Notes

round box 570px center
  • box creates a box around the container and uses a colour from the template's style.ini as default colour
  • any of the classes info, tip, important, warning, help, download, todo will add a special note container with a corresponding icon
  • round can be added to anything with a background colour or a border and will only work in modern browsers (no Internet Explorer)
<WRAP info></WRAP>
<WRAP tip></WRAP>
<WRAP important></WRAP>
<WRAP warning></WRAP>
<WRAP round help></WRAP>
<WRAP download></WRAP>
<WRAP todo></WRAP>

You can use notes and boxes also inside text with the lowercase <wrap> like this: info, help, warning, important, tip, download, todo and round box.

<wrap info>info</wrap>, <wrap help>help</wrap>, ...


You can mark text as highlighted, less significant and especially emphasised.

You can mark text as <wrap hi>highlighted</wrap>, <wrap lo>less significant</wrap> and <wrap em>especially emphasised</wrap>.

The same works for divs.


These will work for divs, as well as spans.


This text will appear indented.

<wrap indent>This text will appear indented.</wrap>


This text will appear “outdented”.

<wrap outdent>This text will appear "outdented".</wrap>


Here follows a spoiler: Darth Vader is Luke's father.

Here follows a spoiler: <wrap spoiler>Darth Vader is Luke's father.</wrap>

Just select the text in the spoiler box to be able to read its content.


The following text is hidden: John, please revise that sentence.

The following text is hidden: <wrap hide>John, please revise that sentence.</wrap>

Warning: The text will still appear in the source code, in non-modern browsers and is searchable. Do not hide any security risky secrets with it!


The following will add a pagebreak:

The following will add a pagebreak: <WRAP pagebreak></WRAP>

This has no effect on the browser screen. A pagebreak will force a new page in printouts.


I advice against using the following typography classes. It's better to create semantic classes that reflect their meaning instead.

  • font family: sansserif, serif, monospace
  • font size: bigger, muchbigger, smaller
  • font colour: fgred, fggreen, fgblue, fgcyan, fgviolet, fgyellow, fggrey
  • background colour: bgred, bggreen, bgblue, bgcyan, bgviolet, bgyellow, bggrey

Combining and Nesting

You can combine and nest all classes and types of boxes, e.g.

Outer green box floats right
Inner nested box floats left and is partly emphasized and highlighted with nested bigger text inside.

Text inside outer right box, but beneath inner left box.

Round tip box underneath, after a clear.
<WRAP box bggreen 350px right :en>
//**__Outer green box floats right__**//
<WRAP 165px left>
Inner nested box floats left and is partly <wrap em hi>__em__phasized and __hi__ghlighted with nested <wrap bigger>__bigger__ text</wrap> inside</wrap>.
Text inside outer right box, but beneath inner left box.
<WRAP clear></WRAP>
<WRAP round tip>
Round tip box underneath, after a ''clear''.

Language and Text Direction

You can change the language and the reading direction of a wrap container by simply adding a colon followed by the language code, like this:

<WRAP :he>
זה עברית. ((<wrap :en>This means "This is Hebrew.", at least according to [[http://translate.google.com/|Google Translate]].</wrap>))
זה עברית. 1)

The text direction (rtl, right to left or ltr, left to right) will get inserted automatically and is solely dependent on the language. The list of currently supported languages is taken from: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:List_of_language_names_ordered_by_code (If you specify a language not listed there, it simply won't do anything.)

1) This means “This is Hebrew.”, at least according to Google Translate.
playground/plugin-wrap.txt · Dernière modification: 08/09/2009 00:25 par orgrim