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    Hi Champions, I wanted to post this message so that everybody knows how to post different types of content within the forum, as well as how to format your text, insert pictures & videos and so on....

    This guide will basically break down the different icons, including the Advanced Editor and Upload Attachments options, that you'll see whenever you post a new message on the forum.

    So let's begin:

    Share Bar
    Share Photos - Use this button if you would like to upload photos/pictures to the forum for inclusion in your post.
    Post Link - Use this button to add links to your message. This option will allow you to enter the URL of any website and when you click Submit you will be presented with options to choose the image
    Insert Poll - If you'd like to ask a multiple choice question and poll the community for the most popular answer then tap this button. You'll have options for, number of poll answers, set poll timeout, allow multiple choice and make votes public
    Post Event - If you want to make the community aware of an upcoming event, be that an in-game event or possibly you want to make your clan mates aware of an upcoming Clan meeting, then use this button. Your options here are: starts (date/time), all day/ends and location.
    Tools Bar
    Upload Attachments - This button can be used to add attachments to your message. These attachments can be files, images, and videos and you can upload either from your computer/device or from a URL.
    Advanced Editor - Use this button to activate the Advanced Editor bar used to format your message in various ways that we will go into in more details below.
    Add Smilies - If you'd like to add a bit of fun to your posts, just click this button where you can add various smilies to your posts, including: Game Icons, Static Smilies, and Animated Smilies.
    Advanced Editor
    Paste Bar
    Source - Click this button if you'd like to edit your message's source code PLEASE NOTE: This option is for advanced users
    Remove Format - Use this button to remove any formatting from the selected text
    Paste as Plain Text - This button will paste any content copies to your clipboard and strip any formatting from the content
    Paste from Word - Sometimes MS Word adds extra formatting to text, click here to paste & remove the MS Word formatting
    Font Options
    Font Name - Use this button to select the font that you would like to use within your post
    Font Size - Use this button to select the size of the font ranging from 8 pixels to 72 pixels
    Text Color - Here you can select a color for your selected text. You can use Hex Codes if you select 'More Colors...'
    Undo/Redo - Undo or Redo your last action/s
    Text Format Options
    Bold - Used to make your selected text Bold
    Italic - Used to make your selected text Italic
    Underlined - Used to make your selected text Underlined
    Left Justify - Used to make your selected text Left Justified
    Center Justify - Used to make your selected Center Justified
    Right Justify - Used to make your selected text Right Justified
    Numbered List - Used to make your selected text a Numbered List
    Bulleted List - Used to make your selected text a Bulleted List
    Decrease Indentation - Used to decrease the indentation of selected text/lists
    Increase Indentation - Used to increase the indentation of selected text/lists
    Insert Options
    Link - Used to add links (URLs) to the selected text/image. Can also be used to create mailto email links
    Unlink - Used to remove links (URLs) from the selected text/image
    Image - Used to insert images into your posts. You can either upload the image or link to the image PLEASE NOTE: When using a URL please deselect the 'Retrieve remote file and reference locally' checkbox
    Video - Used to insert videos into your posts. Simply paste the URL into the text field.
    Supported videos include: YouTube (Long), YouTube (Short), Hulu, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Google, Facebook (Legacy), Facebook
    Quote - Used to wrap the selected text in quote tags for when you want to quote another members post
    Wrap Code Tags - Used to wrap the selected text in code tags. This is used to allow you to post code in the forum without the forum attempting to process the code
    Wrap HTML Tags - Used to wrap the selected text in HTML tags. This is used to allow you to post HTML code in the forum without the forum attempting to process the code
    Wrap PHP Tags - Used to wrap the selected text in PHP tags. This is used to allow you to post PHP code in the forum without the forum attempting to process the code
    Table Tools - Use this drop-down menu to make adjustments to tables in the same way that you would in a word processor
    Subscript - Used to make the selected text subscript
    Superscript - Used to make the selected text superscript
    Insert Horizontal Line - Used to insert a horizontal line between paragraphs

    Please let me know if you have any difficulties using any of the above features and I'll be happy to break things down even further.

    So what are you waiting for? Why not post some awesome new content using the features above!
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