Compose tips

  • Video Filter

    You may insert videos from popular video sites by using a simple tag [video:URL].

    Examples:

    • Single video:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId]
    • Random video out of multiple:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId1,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId2]
    • Override default autoplay setting: [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId autoplay:1]
    • Override default width and height:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId width:X height:Y]
    • Override default aspect ratio:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId ratio:4/3]
    • Align the video:
      [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1qUeId align:right]

    Supported sites: Archive.org, Blip.tv, Capped, College Humor, DailyMotion, Flickr Slideshows, Flickr Video, Game Trailers, Game Videos, GodTube, Google Video, Meta Cafe, MySpace, Picasa Slideshows, Slideshare, Streamhoster, Teachertube, Vimeo, Wistia, YouTube, YouTube (Playlist).

    Special instructions:

    Some codecs need special input. You'll find those instructions here.
    • Picasa Slideshows:
      You must use the URL of the RSS feed for the Picasa album:
      1. View the album in Picasa (you should see thumbnails, not a slideshow).
      2. Find the "RSS" link and click it.
      3. Copy the resulting URL from the browser address bar. Example:
        [video: http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/USER_NAME/albumid/5568104935784209834?alt=rss&kind=photo&hl=en_US]
    • Slideshare:
      You need to construct your own URL, using the "Wordpress Embed" code from Slideshare, extract the "id", and form the URL like this: slideshare.net/1759622
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple blank lines.
  • To add a lightbox to your images, add rel="lightbox" attribute to any link tag to activate the lightbox. For example:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox">image #1</a>

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox[][my caption]">image #1</a>

    To show a caption either use the title attribute or put in the second set of square brackets of the rel attribute.

    If you have a set of related images that you would like to group, then you will need to include a group name between square brackets in the rel attribute. For example:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]">image #1</a>
    <a href="image-2.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip][caption 2]">image #2</a>
    <a href="image-3.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip][caption 3]">image #3</a>

    There are no limits to the number of image sets per page or how many images are allowed in each set.

    If you wish to turn the caption into a link, format your caption in the following way:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel='lightbox[][<a href="http://www.yourlink.com">View Image Details</a>]' >image #1</a>

  • It's possible to show webpage content in the lightbox, using iframes. In this case the "rel" attribute should be set to "lightframe". Again it's possible to group the content, (e.g. lightframe[search][caption]) but in addition to that, it's possible to control some of the iframe properties. It's possible to set the "width", "height" and "scrolling" properties of the iframe. The properties are separated from the group name by a |, for example lightframe[search|width:100px;][caption]. If no grouping is being used, then the | is still used and the format would be lightframe[|width:100px;]. The properties should all be of the format "property: value;" - note the closing semi-colon. If no iframe properties are set, then the default width and height of 400px will be used. See below for more detailed examples.

    Basic example:
    <a href="http://www.google.com" rel="lightframe">Search google</a>

    Grouped example:
    <a href="http://www.google.com" rel="lightframe[search][caption]">Search google</a>
    <a href="http://www.yahoo.com" rel="lightframe[search]">Search yahoo</a>

    Controlling iframe property example:
    <a href="http://www.google.com" rel="lightframe[|width:400px; height:300px; scrolling: auto;][caption]">Search google</a>

    Controlling iframe property when grouped example:
    <a href="http://www.google.com" rel="lightframe[search|width:400px; height:300px; scrolling: auto;]">Search google</a>
    <a href="http://www.yahoo.com" rel="lightframe[search|width:400px; height:300px;]">Search yahoo</a>