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Migration Efforts

Post by Conn » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:56 am

Bregs, I'm going to be moving the guides I have (since I can edit those) made on the other forum over here. From what I can tell so far, our new post options don't have tables so it'll take me a bit to figure out how to recreate my work.

I'm going to test out the code display soon though, hopefully that will give us a better look for our weak aura displays.
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Re: Migration Efforts

Post by admin » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:45 pm

Looks like I can add some custom BBcode, similar to what this user did:

http://www.phpbb3bbcodes.com/viewtopic.php?t=327
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Post by admin » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:03 pm

Here's a test:
TanksHealersDamage
OttoFaelinShaelria
HsinyiBladebreakerVivimord
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Post by admin » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:57 pm

OK, I have it working in every style except "Latte" (which is a pain to edit).

To create a table, while posting:
1. Click the new "table" button in bbcode list
2. Click the "tr" (table row) button
3. Optional: If you want a header, click the th button, then type in your header content, then move past the [/th] code, and repeat for each column heading you want. Then move past the [/tr] code, press Enter, and click the "tr" button to start a new row.
4. Click the "td" (table data) button, type in your content, then move past the [/td] code, and repeat for each cell you want. (Then optionally press Enter to make it easier to read the codes when editing.)
5. Move past the [/tr] code, then repeat step 2 for each new row you want.
WoW RacesWhat Forsaken think of them
Night Elvesdelicious
Dwarvesstringy
Humansbland
Gnomesfunny
Draneispicy
Worgengamey
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[table][tr][th]WoW Races[/th][th]What Forsaken think of them[/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Night Elves[/td][td]delicious[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Dwarves[/td][td]stringy[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Humans[/td][td]bland[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Gnomes[/td][td]funny[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Dranei[/td][td]spicy[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Worgen[/td][td]gamey[/td][/tr][/table]
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Post by admin » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:09 pm

By the way, there's an "nfo" button for "no-formatting":
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Post by admin » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:13 pm

You may all have to hit "Refresh" to get the table style to render properly.
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Post by Conn » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:51 pm

You. are. awesome!

One day I'd like to learn PHP as well as you crazy administrator types. Actually, how did you learn? I've tried self-learning a few times but the amount of work is insane to start from scratch.
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Re: Migration Efforts

Post by Kunikiko » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:04 pm

admin wrote:You may all have to hit "Refresh" to get the table style to render properly.
Your crazy heart looks like a vertical Christian fish on my phone.
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Post by Conn » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:16 pm

Kunikiko wrote:
admin wrote:You may all have to hit "Refresh" to get the table style to render properly.
Your crazy heart looks like a vertical Christian fish on my phone.
He must be confused. I haven't died for any sins.
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Re: Migration Efforts

Post by admin » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:43 pm

Conn wrote:You. are. awesome!

One day I'd like to learn PHP as well as you crazy administrator types. Actually, how did you learn? I've tried self-learning a few times but the amount of work is insane to start from scratch.
I don't actually know PHP very well -- just the basics. But I've been a light programmer since I was 12, a loooong time ago. Started with BASIC (AppleSoft Basic in my case), moved on to Pascal, then learned C/C++ and basic scripting languages like csh in college.

If you don't know how to program already, I feel it honestly doesn't matter what programming language you start with. Start with a book intended for a 15-week course that teaches loops, variables, etc. After the basics, set yourself a simple goal, like learning how to write a very straightforward game like Mad Libs.

And doing all this config stuff on this website, to be honest, required absolutely zero programming. It's just familiarity with how WordPress and software packages work, following instructions, uploading files, editing config files, setting menu configurations, etc. My Unix background helped, because I could troubleshoot problems when I looked at the log files and saw why things weren't working. ("Oh! The reason the forum isn't running is because permissions were wrong on the adm folder.")
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