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ddindy
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Use this thread to try and figure out how to post photos from various sites like Flickr, Smugmug, etc.

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Posted : January 4, 2020 5:27 pm
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ddindy
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OK, that didn't work.  I think I finally figured out what @msummers said:  Just paste in the URL of the photo:

 

Short url from the Share tab:

 

https://flic.kr/p/augVEm

 

Full url from the BBCode tab:

 

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Posted : January 4, 2020 5:36 pm
mSummers
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@ddindy

Sounds like you're adjusting the coding when you post?  If so, lets stick to straight out of the box HTML from the sites we're testing from.  From my research on the support forums, there is no BBCode support in this forum software and they will not add it from what I'm reading. 

My goal is to find out how to post the HTML provided be each of the major host sites we use because this should be a simple copy paste exercise.  If we have to strip down coding on any of the three major sites we host on (Flickr, Smugmug and PBase) then its a dealbreaker for me because this is a photography forum and the ease of posting images is the top priority to me.

-Michael

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Posted : January 4, 2020 5:43 pm
ddindy
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@msummers On the old forum with BBCode, the code that Flickr generates adds to photo and makes it a clickable link.  Then it follows that with clickable links to the photo's title and to the photographer's page.

 

On this forum, the short link from Flickr's Share tab is a link to the photo's page on Flickr.  The Image link from the BBCode tab just inserts the photo but does not make it a clickable link.

 

Here's what I get when I insert the HTML generated on Flickr's Embed tab:

 

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ddindy/6227179996/in/album-72157627691658626/" title="Doing it the old fashioned way"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/6223/6227179996_4847c55a17_c.jpg" width="484" height="800" alt="Doing it the old fashioned way"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

 

It's not interpreting the HTML code.

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Posted : January 4, 2020 5:49 pm
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ddindy
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Another try, doing what Justin was told to do.

 

https://live.staticflickr.com/6079/6106140358_43b6353d91_c.jpg

Photo is still not clickable.
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Posted : January 4, 2020 9:32 pm
Tim Devine
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Posted by: @ddindy
Photo is still not clickable.

I wonder if the "embed" add-on will fix that issue?

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Posted : January 5, 2020 10:51 am
mSummers
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@tim

We'll find out when the support team gets back from winter break tomorrow.  All of my posts are still waiting moderation both in the add-on test forum and the general support forum. 

-Michael

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Posted : January 5, 2020 1:54 pm
Tim Devine
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Is the clickable image issue really a major concern?

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Posted : January 5, 2020 2:25 pm
ddindy
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Posted by: @tim

Is the clickable image issue really a major concern?

 

Yes it is.  Clicking on the image should take you to whatever site the photographer posted it to, so users can see additional information or a bigger photo.  The bottom line is we want the new forum to work exactly like the existing one.  If that requires buying something that accepts BBCode, then that's what we need to do.


Transsonic Hornet

 

Here's the workaround I used to post the above photo:  Click the <> (code) widget and paste the link to the photo (extracted from Flickr;s BBCode or Embed tabs).  Then click the Insert/Edit Link widget, paste the link to the Flickr page for the photo in the URL box and put the photo's title in the Link Text and Title boxes.   Note that this is not compliant with W3C accessibility standards.

 

If I was allowed to enter something like this:

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/8GLiMq"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/4084/5055801966_0bd9baf20e_c.jpg"></a>
<a href="https://flic.kr/p/8GLiMq">Transsonic Hornet</a>

then I would have a clickable image as well as a clickable title.  But sadly the above code must be manually extracted from the Flickr Embed code, something some people may not want to do.

 

 

Trying to post a clickable photo with the Code widget:

 

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/8GLiMq"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/4084/5055801966_0bd9baf20e_c.jpg"></a>

 

And that still doesn't work.  Is there a filter preventing advanced html in posts?

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Posted : January 5, 2020 4:44 pm
mSummers
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Posted by: @tim

Is the clickable image issue really a major concern?

For me its a two part concern.  I would greatly prefer a clickable image since it allows me to look at the photographers other work in the same gallery without having to go find it the hard way, and I often do so on the current forum.  This is a functionality we've always had on the original TMIP forum and at WDW360 and I would hate to loose it.

The second and more important part of my concern is that as a photography site, it should be as easy as possible to post images.  Currently the BBCode on WDW360 allows us all to take the coding straight from our hosting sites and past it into the forum without any modification.  On this test site I have to extract the direct image link out of the code Smugmug gives me and the same is true for Flickr.  If we're telling our members that they need to understand coding to post images from their own sites, that's a huge issue to me.  This needs to be as easy as possible to post images otherwise any new members we get won't stick around long.

-Michael

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Posted : January 5, 2020 6:14 pm
Tim Devine
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I put a test post in the wpForo support forum for the embed add-on and it parsed an image from Flickr and yes, it was clickable.  So this is a non-issue for me.  

Look at the 2nd post on this page - https://addons.wpforo.com/community/wpforo-embeds/flickr-test/#post-2152

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Posted : January 5, 2020 7:45 pm
ddindy
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Posted by: @tim

I put a test post in the wpForo support forum for the embed add-on and it parsed an image from Flickr and yes, it was clickable.  So this is a non-issue for me.  

Look at the 2nd post on this page - https://addons.wpforo.com/community/wpforo-embeds/flickr-test/#post-2152

It wants me to log in to view the flickr-test thread.

 

My concern is one I voiced some time ago:  Two of the other forums I frequented updated their software and the result was so unusable that most people left and never came back.  I don't want that to happen here.

 

If you think wpforo is the solution, can you get a trial version for us to play with?

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Posted : January 6, 2020 7:55 pm
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Posted by: @tim

I put a test post in the wpForo support forum for the embed add-on and it parsed an image from Flickr and yes, it was clickable.  So this is a non-issue for me.  

Look at the 2nd post on this page - https://addons.wpforo.com/community/wpforo-embeds/flickr-test/#post-2152

Can't see it.  When I click the link it says "Page not Found"

 

Also, my test post on the same forum is still waiting moderation, however it doesn't appear to work.  The Smugmug code didn't post anything and the Flickr code posted in triplicate, see below.  I've posted in the Gvectors forum to find out what the issue is and will let you know if I hear back.  I posted there previously and I think the post got deleted.

 

 

1578451317-Capture.jpg

-Michael

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Posted : January 7, 2020 9:41 pm
mSummers
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Posted by: @ddindy

My concern is one I voiced some time ago:  Two of the other forums I frequented updated their software and the result was so unusable that most people left and never came back.  I don't want that to happen here.

 

Agreed.  We lost too many members in the switch to WDW360.  We can't afford to drive any more away.

-Michael

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Posted : January 7, 2020 9:57 pm
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