Fancy Editor–links don't work, and a few other problems

  • Anonymous

    #5033

    I’m not sure if this is a graphene or a bbPress problem: bbPress 2.1 brought the fancy editor to topics and replies, which is great, but the link function is broken. In the Visual tab, if you click it, it does nothing. In the HTML tab, it generates invalid code that disappears if you switch to the Visual tab. The code it generates is, e.g.,

    <a href="http://poetryroundup.us/whup/?topic=editors-please-comment" title="Link"></a>

    instead of

    <a href="http://poetryroundup.us/whup/?topic=editors-please-comment"> Link </a>

    There are a couple of other problems–can one set the Visual tab to be the default? I am sure that many users would appreciate that. Also, in Visual mode, a return inserts an extra line–can one turn that off? For my purposes (posting poetry) that is a real killer.

    Thank you in advance!

    Anonymous

    #30365
    Quote:
    Also, in Visual mode, a return inserts an extra line–can one turn that off?

    For this, you can hold “Shift + Enter” to get a single carriage return in the visual editor.

    Simply hitting “Enter” results in a double return.

    Anonymous

    #30366

    Thanks–is there anyway to switch the behaviors, so that “return” is a single carriage return, and “Shift return” is double?

    Martin

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #30367
    Quote:
    Thanks–is there anyway to switch the behaviors, so that “return” is a single carriage return, and “Shift return” is double?

    This is standard keyboard behaviour, so…no. Unless, of course, you created a new keyboard mapping file, but then it would operate that way in all your applications.

    Anonymous

    #30368

    Thanks–it doesn’t seem to be that way in the html mode, only in the visual mode.

    The serious issue is the link issue–am I the only one seeing this problem? In visual mode, the link button is grayed out and doesn’t work, and in html mode, it creates bad code.

    Martin

    Anonymous

    #30369

    I talked to a local WP expert and found out that I was misusing “link”; a newbie mistake.

    For other newbies: I thought that “title” was the text that the link should display; it is not. You type the text, select it and click on “link”; then you enter the url, and an optional title, and all is well.

    Sorry for my ignorance.

    Martin

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #30370

    “Title” is what appears when you hover over a link. It can be a powerful tool if used correctly.

    Anonymous

    #30371

    Thanks, yes, that is what was explained to me here. I understand. It might be a bit more intuitive if the panel had three things to fill in, the url, the link display, and the title. But it’s a wordpress thing, so it’s not likely to be changed.

    Martin

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