Post by kakes
I apologize in advance if this has already been posted on the boards. There's a somewhat exhausting list of topics in this particular corner of the forums and I couldn't find anything to help solve my problem by looking with the search tool or just by going through the pages.
I'm in the process of writing a guide and, while the guide will undoubtedly be horrific, I was hoping to turn down the suck by adding in a few things exhibited on the Undisplayed BBCode available to regular users
thread. The two things that I'm having difficulty with specifically are the code for currency and the code for displaying a map with a pin.
For the currency code I'm unable to get a result identical to that in the BBCode thread. That is to say that when I copy and paste the example given there
for Valor Points, the only thing I can get to display is a hotlink that reads (Currency #396) that links to the page for Valor Points instead of the Valor Points link displayed in the example. That is to say, when I copy and past thisValor Points
I don't get a nice and stylish link to the Valor Points page displayed with the Valor Point icon.
It's a similar situation for when I try to have a map with a pin displayed. I can post a map of the Valley of the Four Winds just fine, but when add in the appropriate code as given in the BBCode thread example, I get a black space where the map should be with a pin placed at the specified coordinates. The curious thing is that when I copy and paste the example map
I get exactly what's advertised.
As near as I can tell, at least in the case of the map with a pin, I'm getting lost somewhere around the url=item=20536 part of the code. I'm not, however, fluent in code to be able to know the difference. As for the currency issue, I'm completely clueless.
Post by Sas148
The currency, and any other link, if it hasn't already been pulled up by your browser on that page it will show in the preview as just the (currency=396) you describe. If you save it and reload, it will (or should) display properly and from now on your preview will also show up correctly.
If it's not the same issue with the map then on that regard I'll leave it to more knowledgeable people. If your currency issue is happening after you've saved the guide and reloaded then that would likely be an entirely different problem.
Keep in mind, currency/maps BBcode will not work for regular users in the forums, only the guide section, if you were not already aware of that fact.
I forgot to mention, the bit you're referring to in the map code url=item=20536 is just a link for you to define what should be loaded when someone clicks the pin on the map.
If you were describing the location of lets say Aster
you'd put in url=npc=64557 (and that number can be found in the URL when you load the page of that NPC) -- I hope that makes sense. :)(##RESPBREAK##)12##DELIM##Sas148##DELIM##