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Using BB Code in Vanilla

edited November 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hello, I just recently started (and am the admin for) a Vanilla forum and it is working well. Very stable and seems simple but powerful. One problem I have had and I can't seem to find a solution for it. I tried to put in an image to one of my discussions but it only turned up as text. Here is is: [img][/img]. I previewed it here, and I still don't see a picture, just the text. Do I have to change some setting in my computer to see images I try to put up in BBCode? I have looked all over the Settings but cannot find one that looks like it would change this. What am I doing wrong and how do I fix it? I searched for an answer here but didn't find one. I am new to PHP, but I am very good at XHTML. Thanks for your help in this.--Fabienne on the Possets Forum


  • TomTesterTomTester New
    edited November 2006
    This particular Vanilla forum does not allow BBCode, only HTML code (not sure why).

    Use <img src="">
    to see
  • edited November 2006
    Ah, I thought that BB Code was the way to go here. Joke's on me for not trying HTML. Thanks so much.

    However, I took a closer look at my forum and noticed that there is no "format comments as Text HTML" option at the bottom of the comments box (or the start a discussion box) like there is here. Is there some way I can add the option to allow HTML in the comments? I checked the Settings area, but could not find it. Thanks for any guidance here.
  • It's an extension. See for discussion or directly the extention
  • TomTesterTomTester New
    edited November 2006
    Yes sirree! The answer lies in the add-ons repository...

    In this case HTML formatter by SirNot:

    Note: when downloading/installing add-ons, do pay attention to the ratings. In my (very short)
    experience less than 4 stars after a decent number of downloads usually means compatibility-
    issues or the code is a little sloppy (I know I'm generalizing, but still...)

    IMHO anything by Mark, Sirnot or Jazzman is usually top-rated, and their code shows they
    really understand Vanilla at its core...
  • Ahhh, many thanks. I have been so busy setting up my Vanilla forum that I was saving learning about downloading extensions and using them until now. A whole world of possibilities has opened up for me, and so more time at the computer. However, I am sure that my forumites will be very glad for this and thank you so much for helping a new person.
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