Various people have worked to extend the wysiwyg editor Tinymce for Elgg. First Lee Teague made Tinymce_adv adding many features to the default Tinymce text editor. Then Joey One Time fixed some bugs with embedding media displaying in IE. The only thing left on my wishlist was a file browser/uploader allowing users to upload files to embed in their content through the text editor. I have been experimenting with Bryn Jones’s Flash based TinyBrowser, and I finally got it to work.
Once installed, when you click on an the icon in Tinymce to add an image or media to a post, a new icon appears:
Click on that icon, and you are presented with a gallery.
Selecting the upload tab allows you to browse your computer for a file to upload. It allows you to upload multiple files at the same time.
One the files have been uploaded, click the browse tab and select the image you wish to insert:
Click “Insert” and it is inserted into your text.
It installs the usual way. Upload it to the mod folder and activate within the admin interface. Note, this will overwrite any other mod/tinymce that you have installed.
TinyBrowser is a very slick file browser/uploader. My only misgiving is that I haven’t been able to figure out how to make it interact with the core file management in Elgg. Perhaps someone can take this further by configuring it to do so. Meanwhile, while not ideal, it works great!
Again, I have not tested this in Windows with IE. It build upon the works of others. Please leave feedback. I’ll try to help as I am able.
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