One of the planned updates for the next release of Connections is to improve the rich text editing of the Bio and Notes fields. Well, I’ve made great progress with that. Take a peek at the screen captures.
I’ve dropped jWYSIWYG for rich editing. Unfortunately it just isn’t robust enough and had some flaky behaviors across different browsers. In its place is tinyMCE, the same editor that WordPress uses but slimmed down, while still expanding the editing capabilities. Before you could only bold text, italicize text and add links. Those formatting options are still there but now also include underline text, numbered lists, bulleted lists and paragraph justification. You also can paste text as plain text, which is useful when pasting content from a webpage. And paste from Word, very useful for when pasting content in from Word as it removes all the proprietary mark-up. Last but not least, multiple level undo/redo.
Waiting anxiously for the new update and ability to sort multiple listings in categories. *grin*
Feel free to download the update at anytime. It is mostly finished. Here’s the link.
Oh my gosh, thank you! Didn’t know it was there!
Biography and Notes
The Add Link feature is greyed out in both the initial submission Form and the Your Directory Entry Form
Is there a setting to make the Add Link and Remove Link features active?
They are working. Type some text and then select that text. The buttons will become active after the text has been selected so one can create a link. Hope that helps!
Thank you for this great plug-in. I have some text inside my “Notes” field, but it isn’t displaying. Is there a way to have it display?
thanks again, Anne
You need a template that support outputting that field, like cMap. None of the template that come with Connections support it for no reason specifically other than the notes fields original intent was for admin notes.
Hope that helps!
OK, that’s good to know. I’m also trying to customize the CSS and having trouble finding the selector for the borders. It seems to be controlled by local styles. Can you point me in the right direction?
never mind, Steven, I figured it out. Found the selector and added !important to it…
Good to hear you figured it out!