Because the Article writing seems to be screwed up at the moment and that the Article Tags And Usage read "Coming Soon", I decided to do this posting on tags.
Since RetroJunk changed its format, some of the codes for italics, bold, underline, etc. have been changed, causing many previous articles to look messy. This is why I have started writing about this to make sure new article writers do not end up with the tags being clearly visible on their articles.
Tags carry out different functions, such as making text bold and italic.
Bold - [bold] [/bold] Italics - Similar to bold, except just replace "bold" with "i". Underline - Crossed out - Same as bold, except just replace "bold" with "s".
YouTube embeddings: Unlike the previous layout, you have to first select a video using the YouTube tab in the upper right corner.
Click "Add", then "Find Video". At this point, you are given the option to either search for your video on YouTube or to enter the video ID directly.
For those who are new to writing articles, the video ID is the part of the YouTube video URL that is after the "/watch?v=" and before the "&" symbol if applicable. These should be examples (YouTube video ID marked in bold):
When you see the video, click "Select" on the video you want. If you have entered the ID, only one video should show up, so click "Select" for that one. It should now show up in your YouTube tab. To find the video number on RetroJunk, simply mouse over the thumbnail of the video like this.
You can see that my RetroJunk YouTube video number is 628. To enter it into your article, click on the green down arrow below the thumbnail, or simply enter . In my case, it would be . Place it anywhere you want in the article.
As we all know, RetroJunk has a vast collection of videos. Unfortunately, while it is possible at the moment to link to an existing video, I do not know how to determine the exact number yet, so you would have to upload a video instead. One good point about this update is that if you wish to link it directly from RetroJunk videos (since YouTube videos risk being removed), there is a way. First, click on the "Videos" tab and upload a video: The directions are pretty straightforward so I need not explain. After that, mouse over the thumbnail for your uploaded video and the RJ video number will appear. Simply put down where you want it to be in the article.
It should be done for now. I'll add more info later should I find any.
Last edit: August 31, 2012 9:32PM
Edit (201: Not sure if this still works in 2018. If it doesn't, then let this serve as an archive.