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Best WYSIWYG for forums

  • Avatar of jordashtalon
    JordashTalon
    Member

    @jordashtalon

    I want a forum WYSIWYG that has all the basic functions plus I want to allow upload of images, or possibly a “Group Album Plugin”

    Any ideas in those regards?

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  • Avatar of jordashtalon
    JordashTalon
    Member

    @jordashtalon

    What are all the WYSIWYG’s available?

    I think actually Bold italic and all that should suffice for now.

    Avatar of jordashtalon
    JordashTalon
    Member

    @jordashtalon

    What are all the WYSIWYG’s available?

    I think actually Bold italic and all that should suffice for now.

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
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    @boonebgorges

    Perhaps not the optimal solutions, but:

    - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/forum-attachments-for-buddypress/ allows users to attach files to forum posts, including pictures (which will then display inline).

    - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-tinymce/ *should* work to give basic bold/italic/link stuff for forum posts. I haven’t done a very good job keeping this plugin up with the latest BP developments, so please test in a development environment first.

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    Perhaps not the optimal solutions, but:

    - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/forum-attachments-for-buddypress/ allows users to attach files to forum posts, including pictures (which will then display inline).

    - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-tinymce/ *should* work to give basic bold/italic/link stuff for forum posts. I haven’t done a very good job keeping this plugin up with the latest BP developments, so please test in a development environment first.

    markitup works (requires theme editing, javascript, etc) – and won’t go all funky on the textarea like tinymce

    markitup works (requires theme editing, javascript, etc) – and won’t go all funky on the textarea like tinymce

    Avatar of jordashtalon
    JordashTalon
    Member

    @jordashtalon

    Hmm, Unfortunately I couldn’t get either of those to work. The TinyMCE one just said “Error Posting Reply” when I tested it.

    the Forum Attachments seem to work uploading an attachment it uploads it to the server and everything but it doesn’t allow the user to download the file and it doesn’t insert it into the topic. I would like a way to point my users to a direct download of attachments, i don’t know if that’s possible.

    I haven’t tried implementing MarkItUp yet do I use this website here: http://markitup.jaysalvat.com/home/ ? It almost seems like a code editor instead of a WYSIWYG.

    Avatar of jordashtalon
    JordashTalon
    Member

    @jordashtalon

    Yeah I tried MarkItUp but it may be a bit to advanced for my users (e.g. they aren’t going to know any HTML or even BBCode) I’m going to have to try and get something working that makes it as simple as possible.

    Avatar of gian-ava
    gian-ava
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    @gian-ava

    I am interested in this as well.

    For my site I had I bbPress forum before (now have BP forums!) and I was so frustrated with the poor options out there for a WYSYWIG solutions.

    Many other bullettin boards provide editor that just works fine and are easy for everybody to use.

    Thing is, I have the feeling that bbPess is more used by designers and developpers and within those communities, very few need a WYSYWIG.

    But with BuddyPress we need to give users the possibility to easily post images and format text. And the least to ask is that it should work. I mean, not doing weird stuff when you push the post button, or when you want to edit what you already posted (i run into all kind of stuff, and I tried them all, on bbPress).

    I didn’t try TinyMCE for BP yet. May give it a shot. But if anyone has figured out a proper solution for the “human user”, not the “developper user”, just report it here, please.

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    stwc
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    @stwc

    I supplied code to get a toolbar working in forums here (http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/html-and-formatting-buttonbar-for-forums-posts-code-inside). It works flawlessly on my installs and is easily extensible.

    TinyMCE (thanks to Boone for working on it) is just too much of a pain in the butt, I’ve found.

    I use a combination of r-a-y’s oembed, my toolbar, and Boone’s update of _ck_’s attachments plugin, and they work together just fine.

    Avatar of jordashtalon
    JordashTalon
    Member

    @jordashtalon

    @stwc

    I got your modifications working, it inserts HTML, maybe i’ll try and make it insert BBCode, my users will probably be more familiar with that.

    I’m using the ck attachment plugin found here http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/forum-attachments-for-buddypress/ and it doesn’t work is there an updated version to that?

    Any tips for switching it into BBCode, I’m using this plugin:

    http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/new-plugin-buddypress-group-forum-extras

    to handle the BBCode conversion into HTML.

    Thanks for the script.

    if this helps anyone but my quick start for markitup (just the group forum areas for now – something funky with the activity entry textarea)

    http://etivite.com/groups/buddypress/forum/topic/quick-tip-adding-markitup-to-group-forum-textareas/#topic

    markitup will handle html or bbcode (enable the shortfilter and use this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/boingball-bbcode/) – and you can fake the WYSIWYG part by using the preview option

    Avatar of stwc
    stwc
    Participant

    @stwc

    maybe i’ll try and make it insert BBCode

    Should be easy to do — just edit the quicktags.js to spit out BBcodes rather than HTML where appropriate. It’s pretty simple to figure out where to fiddle.

    Avatar of jordashtalon
    JordashTalon
    Member

    @jordashtalon

    @stwc

    I switched it to BBcode mostly, maybe i’ll try and make it a plugin if I get a chance.

    @etiviti

    I’m going to try your method soon to see how it will work.

    Thanks,

    Jordan

    Ehm, I am a non-developer (or developer to be) who loves WP and Buddypress, but can’t understand why there is no WYSIWYG (including the option to post pictures and embedding code to the forum posts). Did any of you get a chance to create a plugin, or code to add in some .php file to make this happen?

    A forum without this is dull and as @gian-ava said, only usefull for ‘professional’ purposes. Please develop the fun part as soon as possible.

    Avatar of raamklaza
    raamklaza
    Member

    @raamklaza

    How do i get wysywyg in the forum?

    How do i get wysiwyg in a new topic posting, now it’s like this: http://prntscr.com/dzwb

    How do i get a

    Code:

    thing in the forum, where users can post their lines of code (php, java, html, etc)

    Please help me out. (thnx)

    Avatar of rolandogomez
    rolandogomez
    Member

    @rolandogomez

    Has there been any progress in this? Also, when I post in a group forum, it doesn’t do paragraph breaks. This is a fresh install, latest versions of WP3.0 and BP. Any ideas? Thanks, rg.

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