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Posting on the Forums: Photos and Videos
« on: July 09, 2019, 08:24:00 am »
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Hey guys!
I have a couple of questions about how to use the forum. I hope this is the right place to post them.

1. How do I include a picture in my post rather than attach them at the bottom? (Also, how do I make sure my photos are the right size.)

2. How to I hyperlink text in a post rather than just pasting in the weblink?

3. How do I add YouTube videos in my posts instead of just including the link?

Thanks!
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Re: Posting on the Forums: Photos and Videos
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 08:42:52 am »
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Hey Laura! Great questions. I'll have a crack:

1. How do I include a picture in my post rather than attach them at the bottom?
The easiest way (IMO) is to upload to an image-hosting site, such as imgur, which is the one I use. Click on "New post" (top left of imgur), select the file from your computer, then click on the three dots on the image and select "Get share links". Use the one called "BBCode (Forums)". It might sound a bit of a process but it's really quite quick and intuitive after a time. Then you just past that code into your post, so it should look something like:

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[img]https://i.imgur.com/1CKP4xK.png[/img]
Which should lead to the image being posted, like this screenshot of mine below of me posting:



(Also, how do I make sure my photos are the right size.)
You can change the dimensions of the image in the code. Images might get posted as a weird size by default if they're too large (it's just how the forum is built). You can change it like this:

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[img width=300]https://i.imgur.com/1CKP4xK.png[/img]
Here, I've made the width of the image 300 pixels, and the height will adjust automatically. So it will look like this:



If you then click on the image, it should become larger. If you wanted to centre the image, you would add centring tags, like so:

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[center][img width=300]https://i.imgur.com/1CKP4xK.png[/img][/center]

2. How to I hyperlink text in a post rather than just pasting in the weblink?
You can use URL tags. It basically goes like:

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[url=www.whateverthewebsiteis.com]whatever you want the linked text to say[/url]
So if we wanted to link to the ATAR Notes shop, it would look like this in code:

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[url=www.atarnotes.com/shop]ATAR Notes shop[/url]
3. How do I add YouTube videos in my posts instead of just including the link?
Try YouTube tags, like this:

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[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_3faBGuq_E[/youtube]

Pretty neat, huh? I hope that helped - feel free to use this thread to test out your new skills! It doesn't matter if you mess them up. :)

P.S. For anybody wondering, in this post, I was using code tags, like this:

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[code]whatever you want in code[/code ] (without that last space)

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Re: Posting on the Forums: Photos and Videos
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 10:33:54 am »
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Thanks so much J41! Just gave hyperlinking a crack here.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2019, 10:36:51 am by laura_ »
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Re: Posting on the Forums: Photos and Videos
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 12:29:33 pm »
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Thanks so much J41! Just gave hyperlinking a crack here.

Nailed it! ;D

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