Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:what is the difference between typing/pasting a url into the popup box and doing it in the reply box between the img bbcode tags? same amount of effort and clicks, etc.
Forum software differs from how URL BBCODE is used.
Some use this with double quote line used.
. Or even this with single line quotes used
While phpBB uses this
(without any brackets). That can confuse users who may be used to other forum software that works different to phpBB when adding URL BBCODE manually. That problem would be gone using pop-up boxes you just add name and url into.
Not to mentioned you have to manually click in first BBCODE and add an = sign before pasting the URL after it. The advantage of using pop-up boxes are obvious, time to move into year 2015.
The text editor used now would be soooo much better if it dealt with IMG and URL as pop-up boxes. I like the default plain text editor in phpBB and this could easy be done using jQuery added stock