FAQ 75:What are LiveJournal specific tags? How can I use them?
There are 4 LiveJournal-specific markup tags and URL forms, as listed and explained below. Note that the tags and URL forms will only work within journal entries, comments, and the Bio section of the User Info page. The lj-cut and lj-poll tag will only work within journal entries.
<lj-cut> … </lj-cut>
<lj-cut text="Cut Text"> … </lj-cut>
This tag can only be used in journal entries to hide part, or all, of an entry. When the entry appears in your journal or on someone's Friends page, all text, pictures and polls after an opening <lj-cut> tag and before a closing </lj-cut> tag will be replaced by a link to the Read Comments page. The Read Comments page always displays the entire entry as well as any comments made on it. When the <lj-cut> is closed with </lj-cut>, any text placed after the closing </lj-cut> tag will also be display on the Recent Entries page and Friends Page, not only on the Read Comments page.
When you create a lj-cut, the default link will say “Read More…”, but you can change the text displayed on the NAME page, by using the <lj-cut text="Cut Text"> instead of the opening <lj-cut> tag. If you wish, you can change “Cut Text” to anything of your choosing. Note that you cannot use an image in place of text in the lj-cut tag.
To disable the <lj-cut> tag on the Recent Entries page of all LiveJournals that you view, including your own, you can go to the Admin Console and type the following:
set opt_ljcut_disable_lastn 1
If you want to undo this change, go to the Admin Console and type
set opt_ljcut_disable_lastn 0
To disable the <lj-cut> tag on the Friends pages of all LiveJournals that you view, including your own, you can go to the Admin Console and type the following:
set opt_ljcut_disable_friends 1
If you want to undo this change, you can do so by entering the following into the Admin Console:
set opt_ljcut_disable_friends 0
This tag can be used in journal entries, comments, and the Bio section of your User Information Page. To link to another LiveJournal, you can use the <lj user=”exampleusername”> tag, while replacing the text “exampleusername” with the name of the LiveJournal. In the entry, the name of the LiveJournal account will be displayed as a bold link with an icon on the left side of the name. Depending on the type of the account, (user, community, news journal, or syndicated account) the icon that appears next to the journal name will change. This icon will link to the User Information page of the account, while the journal name will link to the Recent Entries page of the account.
<lj-poll> ... </lj-poll>
This tag can be used by users with Paid or Permanent Accounts to include a poll in a journal entry.
<lj-raw> ... </lj-raw>
This disables the auto-insertion of line breaks on sections of your post. This provides the same functionality as the "Don't auto-format" checkbox, but can be used to disable auto-formatting on just a section of your post, and not the entire post.
LIVEJOURNAL-SPECIFIC URL FORMS
Additionally, there are several LiveJournal-specific URL forms that will only work when posted in a journal held on the LiveJournal servers:
<a href="lj://user/exampleusername/">ExampleUserName</a> will make a link to exampleusername's journal (http://www.livejournal.com/users/exampleusername/). Note that "user" is used in this URL, while "users" is used in the usual URL. Also note that this URL form will not provide a bolded link and an icon pointing to the LiveJournal account’s user information, as the <lj-cut> tag does.
<a href="lj://user/exampleusername/profile/">ExampleUserName's User Info</a> or <a href="lj://userinfo/exampleusername/">ExampleUserName's User Info</a> will make a link to exampleusername's User Info page.
You can also extend the LiveJournal-specific URL to make a link to other pages in the journal. For example, <a href="lj://user/exampleusername/friends/">ExampleUserName's Friends</a> will make a link to exampleusername's Friends page (http://www.livejournal.com/users/exampleusername/friends/).
<a href="lj://memories/exampleusername/">ExampleUserName's Memories</a> will make a link to exampleusername's Memories page (http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=exampleusername).
<a href="lj://pubkey/exampleusername/">ExampleUserName's Public Key</a> will make a link to exampleusername's public key (http://www.livejournal.com/pubkey.bml?user=exampleusername).
<a href="lj://todo/exampleusername/">ExampleUserName's to-do list</a> will make a link to exampleusername's to-do list (http://www.livejournal.com/todo/?user=exampleusername).
<a href="lj://userpics/exampleusername/">ExampleUserName's user pictures</a> will make a link to exampleusername's user pictures page (http://www.livejournal.com/allpics.bml?user=exampleusername).
<a href="lj://support/10000/">Support Request #10,000</a> will make a link to the 10,000th support request (http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=10000). Omitting the number will make a link to the main Support page, as shown below.
<a href="lj://support/">Support</a> will create a link to the LiveJournal Support page (http://livejournal.com/support/).
<a href="lj://faq/56/">Frequently Asked Questions 56</a> will take you to the 56th FAQ on the LiveJournal servers. Omitting the number will make a link to the main FAQ page: <a href="lj://faq/">FAQ</a> will create a link to http://www.livejournal.com/support.help.bml.
Providing no information after "lj://" will make a link to the LiveJournal homepage (http://www.livejournal.com/).
In each of these URL forms, the double-slash (//) may be eliminated without affecting the location of the link. These URLs can only be used in links made by using the anchor (<a>) tag.
In LiveJournal-specific URL forms, the text between the opening <a href=”lj://”> tag and the closing </a> tag can be edited to show any text that you desire.
FURTHER READING/HELPFUL LINKS
The Admin Console
How do I add a poll to a journal entry?
What does the “Don’t auto-format” option do?