Feature #133

Add TinyMCE to BP Profiles?

Added by Matt Gold over 12 years ago. Updated over 12 years ago.

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Members have requested more control over the appearance of their profile pages. I know that widgetized profiles are coming in later versions of BP, but would it be possible to give them WYSIWYG controls on their profiles now?


#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 12 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Assigned

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 12 years ago

I'm working on putting tinymce onto all text boxes through BP, but it's hard because I have to manually permit various kinds of tags. Which tags are important to forums, profiles, etc? here's what I've got right now: em, strong, ul, ol, li, a

#3 Updated by Matt Gold over 12 years ago

Thanks so much for this, Boone. The only other addition I'd make is blockquote, which can be useful when quoting text in a forum post. Otherwise, I think that your list looks good.

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 12 years ago

I put the plugin on the dev site and added blockquote. Will you have a look at it? I can see that the formatting is not coming through to the wire. I'll look at this soon. Works on the forums I think. Poke around and see what you think.

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 12 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to 3

I've added TinyMCE all over BuddyPress. I've done fairly extensive testing, including some styling to make sure that the styled text looks decent everywhere. Two small issues: Because we send out plain-text emails, HTML tags are stripped before forum post notifications go out. Second: Email notifications for private messages were getting messed up in a funny way, so I turned off TinyMCE for messaging for the time being. My sense is that it's not too important there anyway.

Please let me know if you have feedback, or close the ticket if you're satisfied.

#6 Updated by Matt Gold over 12 years ago

It looks awesome, Boone. Great work.

One question/suggestion: I'd guess that people might be frustrated if they embed links in the forum post but then those links don't appear in the emailed notification (technically, the notification should be just that -- a notification to go look at the message on the site itself, but many people probably won't take that step and will just read messages without visiting the site afterwards).

Do you think it might be worth adding something to the bottom of the email notification that would look something like the "Attachments to this post" list, but that would instead list "Links in this post"? I have no idea how hard that would be to code, but I did want to suggest it to see what you think.

However, I'm going to close this ticket since the work on it is done. Thanks again for your great work on that.

#7 Updated by Matt Gold over 12 years ago

  • Status changed from 3 to Resolved

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