"BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

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"BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by coiffer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:43 pm

Hi,

I'm on 3.2.0. I just want to add a couple of special characters to be available when people are posting, specifically a check mark to say yes that's correct, and a red X to say that's wrong. So I found the images, sized them and uploaded them into my mywebsite/phpBB/images folder, and then I went to ACP/Posting/BBCodes, and I hit "Add a new BBCode" and put a link to the image in the BBCode Usage box and hit submit.

So then I get the information/error message "the BBCode tag name you selected already exists." Does that mean the check character I want already exists, or my coding is off, or I'm putting it in wrong, or what? I just have two special characters I want to add. I've been told they're already in some kind of set in 3.2.0 but I can't find them, so I thought I would just link to .jpgs I sized and prepared and click on "display on posting page" and I'd be done.

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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by coiffer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:44 pm

Here's the link I tried to add:

Image
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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by coiffer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:45 pm

oops, I was just trying to spell out the bbcode!

okay it's http://www.ericsgrammar.com/phpBB/images/check-mark.jpg between img brackets on both sides
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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by Brf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:49 pm

A BBCode's tag name is the name you put in the brackets. Like:

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[mynewbbcode][/mynewbbcode]
The tag name is "mynewbbcode"

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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by coiffer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:54 pm

Okay so am I on the right page in the ACP? Where do I put the link to the image -- in what box, under what menu, and is my syntax correct?

I think you're saying [img] is already defined. Okay, but I need the steps to link to the image so the special character will be available on the posting page.

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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by coiffer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:21 pm

I've been told before that these two characters I want are easy -- emojis (where?), 3Di said fontawesomeicons were built in (where?) -- I can't find anything like that on my board. I have a small set of smilies and that's it -- and I want to add just these two special characters. I want them to display on every user's posting page as available if they want to use them.

So then I ran across a support post that I thought explained I could just link to the two images on my server, so that's what I'm trying to do here. If they're available somewhere else, then I'll grab them there -- but as I said, I couldn't find them.
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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by Brf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:32 pm

This is an Emoji:

✔️

If you want a BBCode, instead of an Emoji, you will need to define something like:

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[check][/check] 
with an HTML replacement like

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<img src="http://www.ericsgrammar.com/phpBB/images/check-mark.jpg" />

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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by KevC » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:35 pm

Where do you want the images to be?

Just thinking you could add them as smilies but it depends if they're supposed to be near the topic title, like our solved tick or added in to post by the person who originally posted or done as a reply by the next person or done as a 'like/dislike'.
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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by coiffer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:40 pm

Perfect Brf, that works, thanks! But what if I just want a clickable emoji to show on the posting page? How do I get that?
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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by coiffer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:41 pm

I'm happy if they go into the smilies set, clickable emojis.
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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by Brf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:41 pm

Set up the image as a smilie, as KevC suggested.

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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by coiffer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:46 pm

How do I add a smilie? Under posting / messages / smilies I suppose, but then what?
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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by Brf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:48 pm


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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by coiffer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:49 pm

add multiple smilies?
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Re: "BBCode tag name you selected already exists"

Post by coiffer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:51 pm

okay thanks, if I can't figure it out from here, then I am going to throw myself out a window.

Thanks guys

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