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Lack of Interest help pages editor textarea needs wrapping

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by dethfire, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    The help page editor textarea really needs wrapping. I need to put a return in every time I near the end of the textarea width. Also makes for pasting content in the textarea very frustrating. Furthermore it should be using the regular editor. I have some really long and formatted help pages and it's insanely annoying to create and edit.

    Right now sticky threads for help pages is still much more convenient.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Generally speaking, when we have an HTML editor, we don't wrap the raw HTML. The pages editor and templates are like this.

    Not fundamentally adverse to changing it, but just explaining some of the reasoning/how it's used elsewhere.
  3. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mike! I'd be interested in hearing if/how others are using the help pages. As is now, I have to stick with threads. Or I suppose I could write in a text editor and copy and paste each for each edit. hmmm
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Personally I never use the text area in the ACP for composing any HTML, whether that be templates, page nodes, help pages, or anything else.

    I find something like Notepad++ far easier to use, not to mention you can save it and keep a local copy as a backup.
  5. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    It would be nice if the help pages could use bbcode too. I have some long FAQ and tutorial threads that I want to use but they have a ton of bbcode. It's hard to quickly translate code/quote boxes to html.
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  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    View the page source and copy and paste the HTML between the blockquote tags.
    dethfire likes this.
  7. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    I agree. Why is it that the help pages require html, no rich text editor?
  8. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, you will need to make sure the relevant classes are available in the template.
  10. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    hmmm tried putting <xen:include template="xenforo.css" /> help_wrapper.css
  11. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    oops, of course it is bb_code.css :)
  12. cclaerhout

    cclaerhout Well-Known Member

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