You will find that most things are easier with our WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) text editor. You can type, make text bold, italicize, underline, strike through text, quote, add smileys, pictures or links all within the top blue bar. You can also adjust things like margin justification, add bullet & numbered lists, and even find/replace text as well as undo the last thing you did.
For the more advanced users, here are some simple instructions to guide you:
When copying HTML into the site, try using the first button in the blue bar that looks like a clipboard called "Paste as plain text".
When adding a URL of any kind, there is no need to link it if you are adding the full url. Our system will link it for you if it is a full url of any kind.
IE: To link to this page on BibleGateway.com, all you have to do is type the url (with no link):
The only time you have to link anything is if you want to use another title for the link. To do this, type in the title you want for the link, highlight it, and then click the link button to enter the url.
To add YouTube videos, it's really simple, too. Just copy/paste the "Share url" by the old "Embed" button on YouTube. Again, don't link it. If it shows up linked when you copy/paste, highlight the full url, and click the unlink button.
You will know you did it right if you see the clean video with no text above it. It is wrong if you see this line of code come up above the video:
h ttp:// www. naden.de/ blog/ -->
That just means it is linked twice (once by you & once by our system).
Images you can handle either by coding using BBCode, or a simpler way is to click on the picture image button in the blue bar & enter the URL for the image you want.
That's it. I think you'll find things much easier if you try "Paste as plain text" & follow these easy URL steps when copying in HTML code from another website.
One final note... we have a special deal with Bible Gateway. It's really slick. Any scripture that you type at all will automatically link in to the Bible Gateway page for that passage (we use NKJV). You can do a book, chapter, individual verse, or group of verses. No need to link at all. The system links it in for you just by typing the passage.
Have fun posting!! Let us know if you need any help by sending us a private message or email to the admin address (or any of the mods, if you can't reach us) on our Contact Page:
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