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I seem to be experiencing some problems using the forum "post" editor. In particular, all three links in this post:
look fine when views in the editor in [Compose] mode, but the first two display horribly when the post is... er, "posted" and then viewed.
I notice that what should be "http://ete.ti..." appears correctly in some places, but appears as "http:/ete.ti..." in others (single slash vs. double slash).
Is this something I did accidentally? If so, how would I go about correcting it; if not, how can I avoid doing it in the future?
Oh, and is there an online guide of some kind to the E2E editor?If there is something better than "trial and error" I'd really prefer using that. <grin!>
Thanks for any assistance...
When linking and using the link option in the editor there will be two different areas with information to populate the link URL and then the title.
For the link url field this should only contain the full URL of what you are linking to without any additional HTML or other formatting in it.
For the title field is for what text you want to display meaning in the in the URL field you put in the a long link and in the title you can have it display as, "Link 1" or "Link 2", etc. The title field is just how you want text to display and will not impact what is being linked to. To fix any broken or incorrect links you have to make edits to the link url field.
Note that you can also paste full URL's into the editor and it will automatically link them once you paste them in and hit enter.
For your three links I noticed in the link URL field it had additional HTML surrounding it. I removed it all additional formatting so in this field it only had a URL in it. Since you were just linking to a thread and didn't have any titles I left it blank. What might have happened is when you copied the links from a different thread it copied additional HTML formatting without you realizing it.
Let me know if you have any additional questions. We have additional guides and walk through articles for using the editor and E2E here:
Blake Ethridge, Social Media Community Engagement Manager, Texas Instruments
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Thanks for responding.
Blake Ethridge For your three links I noticed in the link URL field it had additional HTML surrounding it. I removed it all additional formatting so in this field it only had a URL in it. Since you were just linking to a thread and didn't have any titles I left it blank. What might have happened is when you copied the links from a different thread it copied additional HTML formatting without you realizing it.
It looks much better now. Thank you for fixing it.
Looking back, I think what confused me most was that it all looked good in [Preview] mode; I didn't see the problem until some time later.
Blake Ethridge We have additional guides and walk through articles for using the editor and E2E here:
I did find those, but couldn't find any documentation on the editor. Did I just miss it?
Also, I don't know which editor the E2E site uses, but it looks a bit like TinyMCE. If that is what you're using, here are a couple of links to more information for anyone else who is having problems using it:
TinyMCE End User Guide http://www.freemasons-web.com/thirdParty/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/tinyMceHelp.html
Using TinyMCE WYSIWYG article editor http://www.unitedboinc.com/en/how-to-use-tinymce-wysiwyg-article-editor
I did notice one oddity: At least in my browser (Firefox 3.6.24) the text in the [Link] dialog box appears as a "flyover", but it's the URL that shows up in the article. In [Preview] mode, anyway.
Hope this helps...
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