I am making this tutorial to benefit the newbies who have just joined and are wondering how those little buttons work.
When i first joined EO's excellant community i very rarely used the coding buttons, such as inserting urls, pictures, changing font, adding text effects etc
So here is GoldFish's very own guide to Coding on EO forums
Note Before we begin, i will include dots in the coding scripts to stop it working untill i do a finished example eg; [.url][./url] would work if it didnt have the dots (.)in.
Firstly lets start with basicsAdding a link to a website
Find the site you want to link to, go to the address bar and copy the address (cntrl+C) then start up the New Thread or Post Reply and press the 'Insert Hyperlink'
button or alternatively type [.url][./url] Then select inbetween the two boxes and paste (cntrl+V) the adress in. eg; [.url]www.eldaronline.com[./url]
without the dots it will appear as a link which you can click, like thiswww.eldaronline.comInserting a Picture
NOTE: the image hoster your are using MUST allow 'remote linking' for this to work!
Find the direct url to your image, by right clicking the image and selecting properties, copy the Address. Click the insert image button
, or type [.img][./img]
Then, like the url, paste the address to the image in between the [.img][./img] like so [.img]http://www.40k.ca/community/YaBBImages/img.gif[./img]
It should come out like so Inserting Email Links
Not commonly used but can be helpful occasionally.
Click the insert email button
and this should come up [.email][./email] SImply insert a correct email address in between them like so [.email]email@example.com
[./email] and it will come out like this firstname.lastname@example.org Inserting Text Effects
These can make points stand out, but dont use them all the time, as it gets very annoying.
The symbols are pretty straight forward, Bold
Makes text bold, this will come up, [.b][./b], type your message in between and it become bold Bold!Italics
Makes writing become italic, this will come up, [.i][./i], put your message in between and you have Italic writing!Underline
Underlines writing, [.u][./u] will appear, put you message in between and you have underlined text!StrikeThroughs
Puts a line through writing like
, you know the drill by now, click the button, this appears [.s][./s] then insert the text to be crossed out in the middle.Glowing!
Creates a glowing effect around your text. Clicking the button makes this appear,[.glow=red,2,300][./glow], put the text in the middle and hey presto glowing text!
You can fissle about with the colours and amount to create different glows.Shadowing
Press the button, or type [.shadow=red,left][./shadow] and insert text in the middle to get a red shadow effect
, again you can toggle the colour and direction of the shadow once you experiment.Changing Font Size
You can use this button
and this should appear [.size=2][./size] insert you text in the middle you want to become Bigger
Toggle the size= number to increase and decrease the size.
Enough with the text!
Last but not least, Bullet Points
button and this should appear
Looks confusing compared to the others? Its actually simple, just type the text for the bullet point after the [.*], eg [.*]Chocolate Ice cream. You can insert more bullet points by just typing [.*] before [./list]
- Chocolate Ice cream
- Strawberry Ice cream
- Banana Ice Cream
- Vanilla Ice cream
That concludes my tutorial on how to use the buttons to create effects in your posts.
I hope this helped someone, somewhere.
Oh BTW: You can use the all of the buttons together to create big fancy effects like so Made By GoldFish!
BTW II: I have not included some buttons like the table or teletype for one simple reason, i dont know how they work or what they do. It is the reason i created this tutorial, because i couldn't find one elsewhere.
BTW III: I started this at 1:20 am, so please dont mind any mistakes.