November 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm #74332
I’ve noticed occasionally people have difficulty posting URL’s and videos so here’s a quick tutorial.
Links to webpages
To post a link to a webpage (URL), do the following:
- Type some text describing the page e.g. Boris Bikes Forum
- Highlight the text you just typed and select the URL button from the toolbar
- You will now be prompted to enter the real URL, do this then click OK
You should now see something like this (without the spaces):
[ u r l = h t t p : / / w w w . b o r i s b i k e s . o r g ] B o r i s B i k e s F o r u m [ / u r l ]
Once posted, the URL will be displayed like this:
Alternatively, you can simply type the url. e.g. h t t p : / / w w w . b o r i s b i k e s . o r g (without the spaces) and it will appear as http://www.borisbikes.org
Note, if you want to post a non-http URL then you will first need to use a URL shortener such as http://goo.gl
Embedding a video
This could not be easier. Forget the embedding codes etc. All you need to do is post the link and the forum software will do the rest.
e..g Simply entering this (without the spaces, and NO url tags) :
h t t p : / / w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v= E g I P G x 0 2 V K c
will display like this:
Note: this auto-emmbeding feature only works with the following services:
Embedding a photo
At this stage I do not have the capacity to host everyone’s photos, so you will need to first upload your images a service such as flickr.
If it’s something quick, then I recommend using http://imgur.com. Imgur is great because it lets you size the image just right for these forums and even generates the correct BB code. Just follow these steps:
[*]Go to http://imgur.com/*
[*]Click browse then select your image[/*]
[*]Click More Sizes in the top left then choose Large Thumbnail[/*]
[*]Select and copy the contents of the Message Boards box[/*]
[*]Finally, paste the code into your Boris Bikes post.[/*]
Hope this helpd. Let me know if you have any problems.Don't forget to add your own signature! 1) Click your name in the top left (under Home once logged in) 2) Click Edit link on the left menu 3) Fill in "Your Forum Signature" 4) Click Update ProfileNovember 1, 2010 at 12:17 pm #80944
Thanks Boris, I’d noticed some users having difficulty tooNovember 2, 2010 at 3:34 pm #80945
Why is there no option to embed pictures? It appears that we have to upload them to a website and then hyperlink them.November 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm #80946
BorisKeymasterQuote:Why is there no option to embed pictures? It appears that we have to upload them to a website and then hyperlink them.Don't forget to add your own signature! 1) Click your name in the top left (under Home once logged in) 2) Click Edit link on the left menu 3) Fill in "Your Forum Signature" 4) Click Update Profile
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