WYSIWYG Editor

Darrel's picture

WYSISYG is back!  I've installed TinyMCE and it's available for all to use. Safari and Opera compatibility is limited, so if you are a Mac or Opera user, your best best is to use Firefox or disable the Rich Text Editor in your user profile. Underneath each textarea, you can also disable rich text editing on the fly.

 
One of the nice things is that you can easily insert images in to your entries, not just as attachments.  Here's my suggestion on how best to do this:
 
1. Open a free Flickr account at http://www.flickr.com
2. Upload the image you want to insert to Flickr
3. In the TinyMCE toolbar, you will see an Insert/Edit image icon
4. When you click that, you'll be prompted to enter the URL to the image
5.  Copy and paste the address of the image file from Flickr in to this field.
6.  Set the alignment to either Left or Right depending on how you want your text to flow.
7.  Set the dimensions to something reasonably small. This will only scale your image to make the post look pretty. Someone can right-click your image and open it in another window or tab and see it full-size.
8. You'll likely want a border size of 0.
9. Set the H and V space attributes to 5 or so to give you a little whitespace between your text and image. 
10. Click Insert and you're done!
 
Enjoy and let me know if you have any trouble using it! 

Knit away, knit awaYep you

Knit away, knit awa

Yep you got it right, I have a Mac w/ Safari! 
 

Knipper's picture

Darrel, Thanks so much for

Darrel, Thanks so much for all the work you have done on the website.  It is appreciated.

ChazH's picture

Hi Darrel,  The WYSIWYG

Hi Darrel,  The WYSIWYG editor is really neat!   Thanks for all of your hard work! 

Darrel's picture

You're very welcome!  Sorry

You're very welcome!  Sorry it took so long to bring back... I have been distracted by all the hurricane stuff.

It is great however, when I

It is great however, when I post I notice that if I use a key that requires shift my typing is split up and I have to erase and write again

Knit away, knit away

Darrel's picture

Are you using Safari on a

Are you using Safari on a Mac?  The same thing happens to me using that platform/browser combo. Firefox works flawlessly, but Safari is on the way to better compatibility.  With the most recent update, things got a lot better!