View Full Version : Testing - not vert jazzy is it?

10th May 2008, 06:26 AM
It's as clear as mud as to how formatting and smiles are added in this forum!!!

Nope, still can't find fonts, hyperlinks, smilies, etc.

10th May 2008, 06:29 AM
this a quick reply

10th May 2008, 06:30 AM
This isn't (but still no formatting!)

10th May 2008, 07:06 AM
:confused: Try activating the advanced editor in your options :o:):D;):cool:

I can't find the colour though:eek:

How about this? Well that seems to work!
You need to put the tags in by hand like this (color=green) but using square braces (/color)

10th May 2008, 09:20 AM
As the last post states you will have to activate the advanced editor on your account, simply go to:

Quick Links >> Edit Options >> Miscellaneous Options >> Message Editor Interface (at the bottom of the page).

Select - Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWYG Editing.

That will enable the menu with formatting options to be visible to you when creating or replying to posts.

To change the colour you will see a drop down list just after the ones for Font and Size, it looks like this https://www.gagb.org.uk/forums/images/editor/color.gifwith a black bar under it. you can use that to change text colours. Smilies are found in the drop down list next to that one. :)

13th May 2008, 06:12 AM
Thanks Guys : cheers :- That's fixed it for me. I'm surprised this isn't on as a default for luddites like me!

Happy caching


Bill D (wwh)
13th May 2008, 04:49 PM
FollowMeChaps wrote:
I'm surprised this isn't on as a default for luddites like me!Me too, but I've just been through the Admin settings, and I'm afraid there doesn't seem to be any way to change that default. :ohmy:

13th May 2008, 05:09 PM
Bill - you need to go into:

vBulletin Options >> Message posting interface Options >> Enable Clickable Message Formatting Controls.

You can then set the following:

For the Full Editor - Enable Standard & WYSIWYG Controls

For the Quick Reply - Enable Standard Controls

For the Quick Edit - Enable Standard Controls

You can then go into the Maintenance >> Execute MySQL Query >> Automatic Query

Select - Show Enhanced (WYSIWYG) Editor Toolbar

Run the query by clicking continue and it will update everyones profiles to show the WYSIWYG editor by default.

That should change it. :beer:

Bill D (wwh)
13th May 2008, 06:58 PM
Ian, thanks for that! :cheers:

That's done, with some help from Stuart as I hit a permissions problem in Maintenance.

I'd changed my default to Basic, and on reloading the page I got wysiwyg, so hopefully that's working for everyone now.

14th May 2008, 05:38 AM
Wow, I make a half suggestion on a testing page and it gets actioned - well done everyone.:applause:

Now why doesn't my avatar show for me?:dunno:

Bill D (wwh)
14th May 2008, 08:35 AM
FollowMeChaps, I've just taken a look at your account.

Your pic is showing as your profile pic (to appear on your profile page), but you haven't got a pic showing as an avatar.

Go to your control panel from the User CP link near the top left of most (all?) pages.

Choose Edit Avatar from the menu on the left.

Check the radio button in the Custom Avatar section.

Choose Browse in Option 2 and select your avatar.

Click the Save Changes button at the bottom.

Your avatar should then be showing. Any problems with that then let me know and I'll take another look.

14th May 2008, 02:21 PM
Many thanks Bill - this GAGB service is superb.:D

Now, at the risk of pushing my luck too far, can I borrow 50?:dunno:

Bill D (wwh)
14th May 2008, 03:42 PM
Many thanks Bill - this GAGB service is superb.:D

Now, at the risk of pushing my luck too far, can I borrow 50?:dunno:
Happy to help...! :)

As to the fifty quid, I don't think you'd like the interest rates:


15th May 2008, 08:28 AM
Just testing that I can post on the forum :beer: and see how the smilies work :socool: :)

Bear and Ragged
15th May 2008, 09:45 PM
testing avi :wacko:

The Cache Hoppers
1st August 2008, 01:11 PM
I just wanted to have a play ....

:):(:confused::mad::p;):D:o:rolleyes::cool::eek::p h34r::beer::cheers::cheers::cheers::applause::dunn o::socool::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::ohmy::wacko: :wub::coffee::coffee::coffee:
spot my faves ;)

And here is a nice little piccie
I'm sure the thumbs up icon on this posting looks like a rabbit, hic, burp :cheers:

Edited to add: Is it possible to get the pic to display in the post rather than link to its URL?

14th August 2008, 03:27 PM

Yep, looks like it :)