• we are now running vbulletin 4.1.4

    Late last night I updated EduGeek's vbulletin install to version 4.1.4. Along with the usual batch of fixes (such as youtu.be support) this version also brought in some new features including a new editor.
    New editor based on CKEditor
    This has a whole host of benefits as well as working on much more browsers, a snippet of things to look for:
    • Resizeable editor! you can now drag the editor using the bottom right to expand you text entry area! the system should save the size for further use too!

    • Tables support! you can now insert tables into your posts

    • Complete, intuitive “What You See is What You Get” content editing capability for “WebKit” browsers.

    • Paste from Word! You can now paste Word documents into the vBulletin editor; the CKEditor will try to preserve as much of Word text formatting as possible.

    • High Performance and Accessibility. The CKEditor offers full accessibility functionality, its fast loading and has awesome AJAX capabilities.

    • Future Development and Maintenance. CKEditor is described as “the text editor for the internet”, it is maintained by a dedicated team of developers and as they continue improving and offering great new features the vBulletin customers will reap great benefits.

    • Popularity. CKEditor is used by many top-brand companies, including IBM, Adobe, Oracle, and drum roll, vBulletin! (For full list, please visit here, http://ckeditor.com/who-is-using-ckeditor)
    Changes tour:


    Auto-Save
    Now when you start typing a new bit of content in, be it a post or blog entry, vbulletin will automatically save your message every 30 seconds (currently) to a special database table.
    If you happen to experience a browser crash all you need to do is hit the "Restore Auto-Save" button and your message should come back.

    Dont like it?
    You can currently disable the new editor by going to http://www.edugeek.net/profile.php?do=editoptions and selecting "Basic Editor" at the bottom of the page
    I am looking into options of having the old and new editor but its not something vbulletin support yet.

    Any Problems?
    I would recommend you clear your browsers cache first initially as there were reports of some having caching issues which causes the editor not to appear.
    Also if you hit the first button on the editor toolbar (looks like a/A) it allows you to read the source of the post
    If that does not fix the issue please post in http://www.edugeek.net/forums/edugee...site-problems/ with your browser/OS details and a screenshot ideally.


    This is only a rough list of changes, to see vbulletins full blurb go to: https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entry.php/2480-vBulletin-4.1.4-The-new-all-new-WYSIWYG-text-editor-powered-by-CKEditor
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    hangelog: https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/show...e-for-download
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. alan-d's Avatar
      alan-d -
      Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
      If the tile of the thread was 'Article: we are now running vbulletin 4.1.4 as described by Comic Sans' I wouldnt have read it!! Talk about going off at a tangent.
      Eerrmm I was merely following the comment made by DB and others. I suppose a grammar and spell checker would be more useful for some folk though

    1. featured_spectre's Avatar
      featured_spectre -
      Youtube links no longer work properly...in fact most dont unless you go back and edit the post to show just the link...
    1. Admiral208's Avatar
      Admiral208 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
      Eerrmm I was merely following the comment made by DB and others. I suppose a grammar and spell checker would be more useful for some folk though

      Touché.
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
      Youtube links no longer work properly...in fact most dont unless you go back and edit the post to show just the link...
      Theres a forum for that: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/edugee...site-problems/
      Please post example links.
    1. beeswax's Avatar
      beeswax -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
      Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: I'm Comic Sans.
    1. featured_spectre's Avatar
      featured_spectre -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
      Theres a forum for that: EduGeek.net Site Problems
      Please post example links.
      My bad!! Will do.
    1. witch's Avatar
      witch -
      I don't know if this is a site problem - I suspect not, but since this change, in ONE of my schools my replies appear on the right hand side and slowly move left as I type!!
    1. SimpleSi's Avatar
      SimpleSi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
      Can I request that Comic Sans is removed from the font list?
      Please?
      Before it's too late..........and we all start writing school memos and emails with it!
      Don't.........




      ...too late
      Si
    1. FN-GM's Avatar
      FN-GM -
      Thanks for the update. The autosave will be handy
    1. vikpaw's Avatar
      vikpaw -
      Thanks @ZeroHour - been waiting ages for autosave. It's a nightmare when formulating a long post or just if you get interrupted and the page autorefreshes wiping everything.
    1. Zoom7000's Avatar
      Zoom7000 -
      I find IMPACT more annoying that Comin Sans. Especially, when in BOLD

      EDIT: Bloody hell! THAT IS TERRIBLE!
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
      I don't know if this is a site problem - I suspect not, but since this change, in ONE of my schools my replies appear on the right hand side and slowly move left as I type!!
      Your the second person to report that, can you try clearing your cache and see if that fixes it?
    1. maniac's Avatar
      maniac -
      Nice one - the page loading times seem inproved as well, although that might just be my imagination.
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
      Nice one - the page loading times seem inproved as well, although that might just be my imagination.
      Several other changes went live at the same time and yeh it could/should have improved loading.
    1. witch's Avatar
      witch -
      Cleared cache - didn't change anything I'm afraid
    1. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
      TheScarfedOne -
      Thanks @ZeroHour - Ive been waiting ages for autosave too!Generally liking the new version. Good work mate :-)
    1. john's Avatar
      john -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
      Can I request that Comic Sans is removed from the font list?
      Please?
      Before it's too late..........and we all start writing school memos and emails with it!
      You need to visit my place DB, we've spent god knows how much money buying small whiteboards for Learning Objectives with 3 lines of vinyl cut letters pre-stuck on by the supplier all in Comic Sans! Its a joke! We could have done that in the DT Dept on the Roland Camm plotter and stuck them on the edge of the normal Whiteboards, or the half ones I've got left from chopping them up to fit SmartBoards!