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How to post on a Thread Tutorial

Once you have made yourself familiar with the Eldemore Forum, you can go deeper in reading, posting, and quoting. The comunity of Eldemore offers you many possibilities how to interact with other Eldemorians and make yourself new friends. 

This following tutorial will show you how you can modify your posts to make them unique to you, and/or add helpfull things to your post like images or links.

The Posting Surface

When you found a Thread on which you like to post a comment, you can do it by click on the "Post Reply" button on top or bellow the Thread posts.

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You don't know how to browse through the Forum? Check out this tutorial.

Once you have clicked on the 'post reply' button you will be guided to a new page on which you can write and edit your post. This page shows you different possibilities to customize your post. 

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How to Customize your post

There are many different ways to customize your posts and edit them to be unique to you. You can add images, links, smileys and what not. Nearly everything is possible. The phpBB Forum engine offers you many ways to do so. The following section of this guide will help you figure it out.



Bold Text

To Bold your text you have to click on the little "B" above your posting surface. When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation on how to use the coding. for most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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Your text will the be shown much more visible for others. It will help you to mark important points in your posts.

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Italic Text

To Italicize your text you have to click on the little "i" above your posting surface.When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. for most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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Now your post will be shown in a more elegant way. 

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Underline Text

To underline your text you have to click on the little "u" above your posting surface.When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. for most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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Your Test is now underlined. You can use this to set focus on something important.

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Quote Text

To quote a text you have to click on the little quote button in the right top corner of an other users post or click on "Quote" above your posting surface. When you hover over the button you will get a short explaination how to use the coding. for most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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Now your text is a quote. You can quote yourself, other user or other text phrases e.g from a song you like.

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Another method to quote someone's text is to click the "quote" button right next to the users Avatar. You will be redirected to the post editor, where you can type out your response.

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Code Text

The 'Code' option allows you to make your text easy to copy and paste, such as for the purpose of a contest or form. When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. For most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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Now your text is easy to find and you can select it as a whole.

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Text List

If you want to make an unsorted list of something you can do it with this List tool. When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. For most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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Now your Text will have a little space jump.

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Ordered List and List Item

If you want to sort a list you can do it right with the same tool as above. You just need some little extas in your coding. When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. For most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

We start with the same list coding tool as above to set up a list. 

Next we use the list item to do an unsorted list.

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Now you have a code which should look like this.

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Your result will be a well sorted list which is easy to read and looks clean an tidy.

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But this is not all you can do with lists. You can also do sorted lists with numbers or letters to make it more cleat what you want to say or just to sum up certain things.

You just need to place an = sign next to "list" and the number or letter you want it to be sorted like.

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That will equal this.

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Same goes for letter sorting. Simply do it like above and put a letter instead of the number next to list=.


Insert an Image

Sometimes you want or need to put an image in your post to show someone your pet or show other pictures and images to other user. 

First we start with the image you want to post. You need to copy the image like this.

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Now on the the coding itself. For this you need this coding tool. When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. For most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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Now you get a code which looks like [img][/img]. You now go into the middle of this code, and insert the link of the image there. When you now post your image it should look like this.

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Insert URL

To insert a link or URL you just click on the URL coding button next to the image ones. When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. For most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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Now you can do it like with the list coding you've done before. 

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Your result should look like this.

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Font Size

To vary your posts you can change the size of your text by clicking on the size options. When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. For most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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This will result like this.

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Font Color

To vary the color of your post you just have to click on the Hide font color button. A table of colors will appear above posting surface and you can choose the one you like to put in your post. When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. For most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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Now your text should be more colorful like this.

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Align Text

You can also change the position of your text. You can change it in three different ways, shown below. When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. For most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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For our example I used the center align.

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Strikeout Text

If you want to strikeout a text you can do it like the following. When you hover over the button you will get a short explanation how to use the coding. For most of the coding you have to place the text or the link into the middle of the coding.

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The result should look like this.

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Post icon, smileys and more

Now you should know some of the coding of phpBB for php based forums. It's basically very easy, but can be confusing as well. Furthermore this tutorial will show you some smaller things which are not that relevant to the main posting. 

First we start with the Post icon. You have different icons for choice to make a post or thread unique to others. They are limited but there are a few to take.

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Next up we do have prepared smiley, The residents right next to the posting surface and you can easily click on them to add a smiley to your post.

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The different smileys are not shown on the posting surface, instead they are formed as a code.

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After you send your post they will appear as smiley in your post. (If smiley images are enabled.)

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These are all the basics of phpBB forum coding. You can use them all around on Eldemore and of course on all other php based forum pages. You can use this to modify your posts or to make up your signature as well.


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