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Text Renderer widget

Started by on Dec 30, 2018 – Contents updated: Jan 03, 2019

Dec 30, 2018 16:19    

So I have figured almost all of B2Evolution out and its hilariously funky way it does things. I love it.
HOWEVER when I edit a post I see a widget for "Text Renderer:".
What does it do? Everything I have tried, its had no noticeable effect.

Text Renderer widget
Affected website URL :https://mikesandsharisdirt.com/
Exact b2evolution version number :6.10.4-stable
Name of your webhost :Croc Web

Dec 30, 2018 18:04

Not sure why you have attached the image in such a way that I have to download it.

Read up on each widget. Hovering over the question mark shows some info and there is more data in the docs.

For example the Auto P will add a break <br /> if you press enter and start a new line. If you do it twice it will start a paragraph <p>

The auto links will make an email address or http url into a link

The BB Code will convert [b] text [/b] to bold etc

Dec 31, 2018 11:33

@mikes wrote earlier:

HOWEVER when I edit a post I see a widget for &quot;Text Renderer:&quot;.
What does it do? Everything I have tried, its had no noticeable effect.

Would you be more specific on what you did ,as in "Everything". I hope you didn't expect a single click to make you breakfast?

Jan 01, 2019 03:38

I check and uncheck the boxes and nothing happens. Nothing changes anywhere!

Jan 01, 2019 11:32

@mikes wrote earlier:

I check and uncheck the boxes and nothing happens. Nothing changes anywhere!

Your info is sparse. You will need to describe all the actions before and after you 'check and uncheck the boxes'

For example ' check and uncheck the boxes' does nothing at the instant you do it. It should only have effect after you save a post and only for that post. If you want to disable a plugin for the whole collection/blog you will need to got to Settings > Plugins where you can modify the way they work.

Jan 01, 2019 11:39

You can see each plugin has options are set for posts and comments for the whole collection here, some settings cannot then be overridden via the check boxes. Always means always and never means never etc.

You may have problems finding all the documentation but it is there, just take a bit more time to hunt for it, you'll be surprised at what you find :)

Jan 01, 2019 13:34

That documentation was written by a one eyed retarded monkey with Alzheimer's. Seriously! I have literally read through the documentation twice and now have more questions than answers. Out of the 8 latest CMS I have read upon, the B2Evolution documentation is the Titanic of them.
OK, I select "Markdown" in text renderer and write Markdown language, nothing happens, I unselect Markdown and nothing happens.
I use Markdown in "Comment Text" and everything works fine.

Now I am not saying the Documentation is completely useless, I have found interesting tidbits of info, just never the stuff I am looking for.

This isnt a big deal as my site is in production, it's just annoying to have a big, useless box that does nothing.

Hope that helps.

Jan 01, 2019 18:43

I have a problem in that you don't clearly say what you are doing relative to the replys
What do you mean by "OK, I select "Markdown" in text renderer and write Markdown language, nothing happens, I unselect Markdown and nothing happens."

It can be very demanding this end to try and understand exactly what you are doing.
How do you select the "Markdown"?

  1. "I use Markdown in "Comment Text" and everything works fine." Do you type manually or use the toolbar?
  2. You don't indicate what settings you have for the plugin, for example as shown in my previous image where you select if you want it to work in posts or not.

True the docs can be dated and missing bits but the stuff on this issue is fine.

Jan 01, 2019 19:09

OK. So I decided to do a video to show you and it appears to be working now. If I UNCHECK a box in text renderer, it blacks the bar above were you type and you can use it.

If I uncheck the box in text renderer, it grays it out and you can't use it. It was NOT doing that before!

Thanks for the help.

Jan 01, 2019 22:31

Yes changing options sometimes don't work until you log out and in again or request the page again as the database that records your changes isn't reloaded until it is called again. Have fun :)

Jan 03, 2019 04:20

@mikes i’m not refering to whether or not you see it working now, I’m refering to this statement:

That documentation was written by a one eyed retarded monkey with Alzheimer's

And perhaps more constructively to this:

I have literally read through the documentation twice and now have more questions than answers.

What needs to be clarified in the documentation?

Jan 03, 2019 05:54

LOL! I can do that this weekend.
I came over from wordpress a few weeks ago As I seriously hated there "Gutenberg" that they were going to implement in the next release.
B2evolution, though a wordpress spawn? is way different and it seems to hide some features.
I noticed some parts of the manuel appears to be way outdated for this release and some things it just didn't explain.
Like I said, I can do that for you this weekend though.

As a side note, Crocweb "Updated" there PHP, which fixed a ton of stuff and bricked up the stuff I had mauelly fixed, so I am doing a fresh install with the new php

Jan 03, 2019 14:18

@mikes By the way. You can comment on the individual parts of the documentation, it would be messy to add any to this post.
Specifically it would be useful if you left comments on the two page @fplanque mentioned

https://b2evolution.net/man/post-renderers-panel
https://b2evolution.net/man/renderer-plugins

Looking forward to your critique :)

Oh! and b2evo is not from Wordpress, rather they both have a common code from cafelog in 2003 :)

b2evolution originally started as a multi-user multi-blog engine when François Planque forked b2evolution from version 0.6.1 of b2/cafelog in 2003. A more widely known fork of b2/cafelog is WordPress.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B2evolution


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