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1 Dec 30, 2019 08:31    

I am really struggling with the image aspect of blogging in B2evolution 6.11.4. I'll be honest, I don't much like it and it is consuming far too much time.

My main two issues:
There is no way to add hyperlinks to images from the editor.
There is no way to scale images from the editor.

Am I missing something obvious, or is it really as fiddly as it looks?

So far my attempts to resolve this mean I either have to edit the source code in the blog, and start mucking about with html tweaks for inline images which is really time consuming and ugly to do, or go and figure how to write some css that actually works to over-ride the theme settings which so far is pretty challenging since I am not a day-to-day coder.

Can someone enlighten me as to best practice for inserting, sizing, centering, and hyperlinking images that I place in my blog posts.
thanks

2 Dec 30, 2019 12:00

Hi

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I don't use wysiwyg and most of my images are old style img tags, with a few
I don't use thumbnails.

I have a plugin update that allows me to make a div that floats left or right. And then another to clear the div.

I then enter a size manualy to the divs.

Not the simplest but I get by.

Again as far as hyperlinks go I use a plugin. The idea is to surround and text and then type in the url and in my case target.

Are you OK to modify a plugin. I can send you the two I have and you can take what you want from them and make somehting that suits you, but this is all source code stuff.

I'm surprised the wysiwyg doesn't account for such needs

3 Dec 31, 2019 00:40

I'll be honest I probably wont be using B2Evolution for my blog. There are other compounding reasons, the main one being that long-term I need it to be in the cloud, and not hosted on my website.

It's a great bit of software and if I needed a forum and/or a manual I would definitely be sticking with it, but I don't I only need a blog and I need it for images and links and so on. The fiddling around has been a problem. Maybe version 7 addresses all that.

thanks for your time and help to this point but no, I wont need further help.

one bit of feedback though. The support search site really REALLY needs to be able to be sorted by recent date. It is ridiculously difficult to find info, and I end up out on google searching back across the site that way. It is off-putting tbh. If you want new users, you want to sort that out pronto.

all the best

4 Dec 31, 2019 13:08

@mdkb >It is ridiculously difficult to find info, and I end up out on google searching

I have some experience of that :) but apart from finding the right search words for the manual (docs) the topics are not often titled to best effect and gems of info are hidden amongst posts.

Not sure what you mean 'in the cloud'
https://www.bing.com/search?q=b2evolution+in+the+cloud
do you mean on some goggle free space or something ???
Otherwise bye, nice meeting you. :)

5 Jan 01, 2020 00:20

@amoun wrote earlier:

Not sure what you mean 'in the cloud'
do you mean on some goggle free space or something ???
Otherwise bye, nice meeting you. :)

yup. wordpress.com or blogger.com, but prob wordpress, only because it suits my current project requirements criteria. I just earmarked some time to check out the latest offerings out there to see what was new. I really like the potential of B2Evolution, it's great, but not for this project.

see ya round :)


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