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Postby downest » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:03 pm

Ok we've had a few of these threads pop up and they seem to disappear. This will hopefully be the end-all to super long links, "How do I post an image?" questions, and trouble searching.


First up... how to search:

[Updated by crxfisher]
As of March 2009, we now have a custom Google search embedded into the page. Simply type your search terms into the Google box and click search. It searches only this site and returns your results on the same page. No more special google-hacks for a functional forum search anymore. Simple and quick.


Next, how to make shortened links and embedded urls

First off, get the address of the website you want to link, for example, this site, http://crxcommunity.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. Normally you just type or paste the full address with or without [url]brackets, and there you are. Let's say we want to instead make it display as "CRX Community" as a clickable link, like this: [url=http://crxcommunity.com]CRX Community[/url].

Instead of surrounding the link with url brackets like you normally would, you enter it like this:

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[url=http://crxcommunity.com]CRX Community[/url]


As you can see, the link is in the first url bracket with "=" added between the url txt and the link. The text you want to appear, in this case "CRX Community", goes next, followed by the closing /url bracket.



How to post images

This one is pretty simple.
You must have the image hosted first online somewhere in order to post it. Most people use photobucket, imagestation, or something like that. If you use one of those hosting sites, once uploaded, they will usually show the entire code with the IMG tags already for you to copy and paste onto the forum in your message.

You can also use the img buttons directly over the text box that we have on here.

Image

Click once for an open tag, and again for a close tag (with / backslash). Any open tags will automatically be closed at the end of your text when you post or preview the message. If you see an asterisk * on the Img button, or any other button for that matter, it will add a /img at the very end of your entered message when you post it.

To post the above image of the Img button, you would use code like this:

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[img]http://wickedinnovation.net/downest/CRXComTech/HOWTO/image1.JPG[/img]




Making it all easier

If you're running Firefox, there's a great add on that makes this all easier. It's called BBCodeXtra, and you can get it here. Once you install it you can simply copy your link and use a right click menu to easily create an embedded url, quote, or image.

It looks like this:
Image


How to embed videos:

Youtube is easy: just copy the youtube link, paste it into the post, highlight it and click the [youtube] button above.

Vimeo is a little different: use this link http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=xxxxxxxx, where I have the X's, replace with the 8 digit number code at the end to the particular vimeo video code, select/highlight it and click the [youtube] button. This will embed it. Here's an example:
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Postby stnapycnaf » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:45 pm

... very cool

:-)b for you. Hopefully its utilized
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Postby lerxst88 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:37 am

how do you get that cool background?
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Postby spyke » Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:38 am

Go to your profile, and you can edit the Board Style. That one is crx_style I believe.
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Postby Baker » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:22 am

Very useful.
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Re: The ULTIMATE forum How-To: IMGs, URLs, search, and more

Postby justinw » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:55 pm

I have been trying to figure out how to show the username of a member who made a post when I quote someone. Usually when I quote someone all it says it "Quote" blah blah blah.

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Re: The ULTIMATE forum How-To: IMGs, URLs, search, and more

Postby justinw » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:49 pm

justinw wrote:I have been trying to figure out how to show the username of a member who made a post when I quote someone. Usually when I quote someone all it says it "Quote" blah blah blah.

Thanks


thanks crxfisher.Wow that was easy.
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Re: The ULTIMATE forum How-To: IMGs, URLs, search, and more

Postby jtkc » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:52 pm

ok i am answering my own questions searching this community. good thread this site is very user friendly if you just look around. I have what might be considered a dumb question is the procedure for posting an image the same for people using SAFARI (imac web browser for the non apple savy) im assuming it is but i try not to assume anything thanks
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Re: The ULTIMATE forum How-To: IMGs, URLs, search, and more

Postby bil » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:25 pm

yeap, it's the same in safari....
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Re: The ULTIMATE forum How-To: IMGs, URLs, search, and more

Postby Its me DUB » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:13 am

Updated with video embedding as Vimeo can be a little tricky.
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Re: The ULTIMATE forum How-To: IMGs, URLs, search, and more

Postby Baker » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:53 pm

I've seen this before and realize this is old, but it could not hold more true....

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Re: The ULTIMATE forum How-To: IMGs, URLs, search, and more

Postby jimwww » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:55 pm

Does not work with FLickr now - Not going to use Flickr anymore
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Re: The ULTIMATE forum How-To: IMGs, URLs, search, and more

Postby Dr_Drache » Mon May 05, 2014 10:01 am

jimwww wrote:Does not work with FLickr now - Not going to use Flickr anymore


flickr works perfect, every single picture (usally anyway) I post is with flickr.

I just delete the 2nd 2 lines, and get myself a clickable thumbnail that allows easy viewing of the content.
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Re: The ULTIMATE forum How-To: IMGs, URLs, search, and more

Postby jimwww » Mon May 05, 2014 11:47 am

Where do you find the 'save image location' now - because they changed their code.. I cannot find it.
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