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benjamin
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Website updates

In the past week I made a few updates to the website, partly to make it more convenient to write documentation. The updates are:

  • Encryption with https using letsencrypt. Entering passwords should be a bit safer now.
  • Code snippets and syntax highlighting works properly in forum posts and comments.
  • Users can upload images and files in forum posts and comments, and browse files they have uploaded previously. Max 50 MB per user for now. The IMCE button can be used for uploads. Please give it a try if you want to post about your projects :-)
  • The editor gets a scroll bar instead of filling the page, which is very convenient when writing long posts or tutorials as I discovered.
  • The forum headers have better contrast and can actually be read.
  • Bold text works.
  • Almost working: LaTeX equation support.
  • Some other things.

Hopefully this will make it easier to work on documentation, tutorials and support.

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Great work! Thanks!

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Awesome! I can't wait to see and use the LaTex equations! 

Cheers!

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thanks benjamin for this project and the nice clean website & forum!

regarding easier formatting for long write-downs or tutorials - is it possible to add markdown syntax for this?
it seems this forum allows some sort of `filters` for the editor...
a short search at drupal.org resulted in https://www.drupal.org/project/markdown
so could be a easy thing ;-) (i don't know drupal...)

as a new user i read a lot in the forum - and in this respect have found that for me the light blue color of the text is a little bit to light..
i would love if you could change this to a little darker/saturated color ;-)

Thanks benjamin for all this great software and the work you invest in this!!!!

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Thanks for the feedback!

I have installed the markdown module and added a markdown text format. Videos are also supported in it, and LaTeX equations seem to work too!

$x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}$

Give it a try and let me know if it works well. If there are problems the order and settings of filters can be tweaked a bit.

I agree about the forum colors being a bit bright, I will have a look at the css files soon and see if I can come up with some good colors. Web site development is not really my strongest skill...

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I also got LaTeX mathjax working properly inside ckeditor, so writing equations is supported properly everywhere now.