YouTube Video Links Update
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9848) 4 years ago
I updated the site software, so you can post links to YouTube videos without having to manually figure out the VIDEO_ID and put it in a [youtube] tag.

So, there are now 3 ways to post YouTube videos:

1. The Old (Correct) Way:
[youtube]VIDEO_ID[/youtube]


2. The "Whoops, I made a mistake!" Way:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_ID[/youtube]


3. The "I'm just pasting the entire URL, with no tags" Way:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_ID


Right now, the site will only fix links that start with "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=", so the code will have to be updated again to handle other YouTube links -- after I figure out what they are.

Regards, Larry
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+756) 4 years ago
Why couldn't you just have an insert button that had the different ways of posting videos and add the appropriate tags to the string and save that? Same with Bold/Underline ...

insert:
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just a thought

[Edited by Tim Wagoner (2/16/2016 3:22:00 PM)]
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9848) 4 years ago
Reply to Tim Wagoner (#365025)
Tim Wagner wrote:
Why couldn't you just have an insert button that had the different ways of posting videos and add the appropriate tags to the string and save that?

I think a better direction is for links to just be automatically detected - so no extra UI necessary, no extra steps required by the user.

Tim Wagoner wrote:
Same with Bold/Underline ...

insert:
hyperlink
quote
image

There is a WYSIWYG editor. You have to enable it in your account settings - it is functional - however, it has problems and still requires a lot of work. I need to look at finishing it, but it's a major task that I haven't had the time to focus on.

Regards, Larry
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