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ADVANCED BBCODES: How to really jazz up and format your posts.
« on: December 12, 2011, 08:35:02 PM »
Hi guys,

I've installed a couple of modifications to this forum that allow you to do some pretty cool stuff with your posts in addition to the normal bbcodes shown in the help for colors, bolding, etc.

1. The STYLE Property Inside the Table, Img, Div, Span, etc. bbcodes.

You can add a "style" property to a variety of bbcodes.  For instance:

Code: [Select]
[table style="width:500px;background-color:yellow;"]
  [tr]
    [td]
         This table has style.
    [/td]
  [/tr]
[/table]

Output:

         This table has style.
   



2. Embedding video from YouTube (or anywhere else).

To embed a video from YouTube (or other video sharing sites), you just paste the embed code YouTube gives you inbetween the embed tag with the proper width/height properties in the tag:

Code: [Select]
[embed=560,315]
  <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AcpGcQgXcyU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>
  </iframe>
[/embed]

Output:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/AcpGcQgXcyU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/AcpGcQgXcyU</a>


If/As I add additional modifications, I'll post them here. Let me know if you would like to see any additional bbcode capabilities and I'll see if I can make that happen.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2011, 09:52:50 PM by Jonathan Leger »

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Re: ADVANCED BBCODES: How to really jazz up and format your posts.
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 03:58:29 PM »
Excellent Jon, the tables are particularly useful (and the nesting features are powerful).

Is it possible to get a WYSIWYG editor installed? I'm fine using bbcode, but it's often hard to get the layout right for sales pages (in the ESO forum) without being able to see the change in real time.

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Re: ADVANCED BBCODES: How to really jazz up and format your posts.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 09:17:27 PM »
I'll see what I can do. :)

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Re: ADVANCED BBCODES: How to really jazz up and format your posts.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 11:27:45 AM »
Jon, you are throwing too many new options at us at one time!

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Re: ADVANCED BBCODES: How to really jazz up and format your posts.
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 08:02:09 AM »
Is it possible to get a WYSIWYG editor installed? I'm fine using bbcode, but it's often hard to get the layout right for sales pages (in the ESO forum) without being able to see the change in real time.

I would also love a wysiwyg editor.... or even a way to paste the code from another wysiwyg editor in - this 'table code' stuff is more greek to me....and the help desk i inquired to the person has been lazy in reading and answering....

I am sure glad I found this post - i can at least get started....
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Re: ADVANCED BBCODES: How to really jazz up and format your posts.
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 08:36:17 AM »
Jon, you are throwing too many new options at us at one time!

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Re: ADVANCED BBCODES: How to really jazz up and format your posts.
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 06:02:10 AM »
Jon,

How do I paste a Paypal "Buy Now" Button code?

I tried by changing angular brackets to square brackets and by putting [paypal][/paypal] around the codes.

I am trying to make an offer in ESO.

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Re: ADVANCED BBCODES: How to really jazz up and format your posts.
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 09:09:13 AM »
I figured it out. In case any one else looks for it, the email codes have to be used.

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Re: ADVANCED BBCODES: How to really jazz up and format your posts.
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 01:34:07 AM »
Hey Jon

Any way to embed audio in posts?

Thanks