Adlandpro Rich Text Editor Reference Guide
Many members who join Adlandpro, don’t realize that when they want to create a forum for business or social, they have at their disposal a Rich text editor toolbar that will help them create awesome forum posts.
Whether you want to make your words bold, change the color of your text, add images or create lists , using the rich text editor will be certain to make your content more appealing to your readers.
After talking to a new member of Adlandpro the other day and remembering how it was for me when I was new to creating any content, I realized that there are many people who are uncertain of what to do with the forum (rich text) editor or what the various buttons/icons do.
It is my hope that this Rich text editor reference guide will make all those icons make sense and having you want to explore how to create content on the Adlandpro forums.
It should be noted that the rich text editor toolbar used on the Adlandpro forums is similar to the WordPress, blogger and even the Adlandpro blogging community rich text or WYSIWYG editors, so this blog post will hopefully help you when you wish to create blog posts, also.
The first true WYSIWYG editor was a word processing program called Bravo. Invented by Charles Simonyi at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in the 1970s, it became the basis for Simonyi’s work at Microsoft and evolved into two other WYSIWYG applications called Word and Excel .
Adlandpro Rich Text Editor Toolbar
As you can see, at the top of the forum rich text editor you can also
- Create a poll. A very useful tool that has been proven to help your reader to engage with you
- You can create a simple editor, simply by clicking on the “simple editor” and in effect you will have a notepad style editor.
Adlandpro Rich text editor – Top Row
Adlandpro Rich Text editor – Middle Row
Adlandpro Rich Text editor – Bottom row
| When you wish to create a division then click the “insert rule” to create a horizontal line
| If you wish to date your forum post then click on the add date icon
| You can add the time you created your Adlandpro forum post
|Creating a table can be useful for many reasons. You can create a list of contents or like I have on this blog post a table to define and show what the different rich text editor icons. When you wish to create a table, click on this icon and a small window will open up where you can define how you want the table template to be seen|
|Instead of publishing your forum post and then editing because you noticed a mistake, you can click the preview button to see how your post is looking.|
|Use this add an image when you want to get an image from the web or from your blog. A small window will open where you can put in the link to the image and I always say to put in an appropriate title for the image. I caution everyone using this way of adding images to always be aware of the rules to using images from other sites etc. If you wish to know more about this important topic I suggest you read Do Not Steal Images|
|When you want to upload an image, banner etc. from your computer, then this is the icon you need to click. If you need more help on putting an image on your forum, I highly suggest that you watch the video one of our members ( Jim Allen) created titled : AdlandPRO Tips #2 How to upload images from your device|
| You can upload Youtube videos simply by clicking on this icon. A small window will open and simply put the full YouTube Url into the box
| When you want to check your spelling before you publish your forum post, be sure to check your spelling
I hope that this rich text editor guide will be useful for you. Bookmark it and if you know of other people who would find this information useful, please share.
….and as always if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask
When I first created this blog post, I had a terrible time attempting to put the word document, especially the tables I had created to put into this blog post for the simple reason that attempting to convert Word into html and then putting it on such a place as WordPress is a bit of a nightmare, especially if you are not good at coding to begin with. I thought by taking screenshots and putting them on the post would be sufficient.
Of course I never took into consideration that doing such a thing can create all kinds of problems, including how the post would look ( did I mention a bit of a nightmare?)
I have spent the last few days attempting to fix this and viola… I have managed to edit/create a post that I am hoping you will see better, where you will understand the image icons better and overall will be more useful to all of you.
How did I do this you are asking…apart from reading anything and everything I could hunt up?
I am putting in here the steps I did to make these tables look more readable and um hopefully useful
You will still have to reformat to add images as an example, but until I can find a better tool or work around, this is the best I could come up with for now.
If you have a better way of doing this task, I am all ears!