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Lack of Interest Better WYSIWYG controls

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Jashugan, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Jashugan

    Jashugan Member

    There should be an option keep the rich-text editor enabled, but disable WYSIWYG.

    I'm perfectly capable of manually formatting my post, without being forced to use noob-controls, thank you.

    I am honestly shocked that the only options XenForo has are WYSIWYG ENABLED or NO RICH-TEXT editor. It really makes no logical sense. (There needs to be a setting to allow rich-text without WYSIWYG).

    There should also be global admin controls over such settings.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You aren't forced to use anything.

    You can enter bb code manually in both editors.
  3. Jashugan

    Jashugan Member

    True but there should still be options to disable it if the user wants to. It's their call. (or should be).
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Disable what?

    If you don't want to use the editor buttons, don't use them.
  5. Jashugan

    Jashugan Member

  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I know what WYSIWYG means.
  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    For clarification, a "rich text editor" basically means WYSIWYG: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_rich-text_editor

    It sounds like you want a plain text editor where the buttons just insert the mark up to generate the formatting. I'd say that you're likely in a small minority there.
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  8. Jashugan

    Jashugan Member

    I'm just accustomed to using the vBulletin 'standard' toolbar editor. I find it weird that there is no option aside from WYSIWYG in Xenforo. But it's early days for me (bought a license today) so I guess I'll get used to it...

    Consider this a knee-jerk reaction (for now) I guess...
  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

  10. cclaerhout

    cclaerhout Well-Known Member

    On XenForo the so called "Bb Code editor" is in fact a textarea without any editor, that's a difference from vB which might explain why you didn't immediately understand. If you want to add a Bb Code editor there are two addons for this: the one Chris quoted, Minorin which is simple but very good (I didn't try the last update), and the one Chris has used at a time on his own website, Markitup, which can be customized and extended.

    The others editors available on the Resource manager are not only Bb Code editors:
    • There's TinyMCE in this addon for people who need a full editor with a better dom management and much more options. This editor is meant to replace the default XenForo editor (for the selected usergroups) ; Bb Codes can of course work in it.
    • There's CK editor in this addon but only for HTML editing in the admin panel at some particular locations.
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  11. Jashugan

    Jashugan Member

    Thanks for that.

    I absolutely DESPISE wysiwyg (like copy-pasting retaining it's original formatting....).
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