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Offline WILDcatAZfan

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Welcome to PPU. Check out this Quick Tutorial on how to embed pics, videos, create polls, & more. This forum utilizes BBC codes, which is what you'll learn how to do. It's a lot easier than you think.

How to post a gif in the chat room?


How do I embed pictures?

First you upload a picture to the internet or find one that's already on the internet. You upload by going to any picture upload website you'd like or click the Add image to post right below which will take you here http://imgbb.com/upload.

Copy the web address of your picture and paste it in between the code below.

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[img]http://image.ibb.co/cxV6Lm/PPU_TWITTER_Header_2.jpg[/img]
You can posts gifs the exact same way. (You can also hit the Mona Lisa button above paste the IMG code for you)
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How do I embed a video to be played directly in my post?

YouTube First you find your YouTube video. Every YouTube video has a share button which will give you an address to share the video.

You copy the link address of the video and paste it in between the code like below.
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[youtube]52rPCPkLrBE[/youtube]******************************


(You can also click the red youtube play button above which will automatically paste the YouTube code for you)
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Streamable Streamable.com is the fastest way to upload your own video. You follow their directions to upload a video to thier site.

You copy and paste the web address to your video in between the code below
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[streamable]http://yourvideolinkhere[/streamable]
(you can click the green V button above to auto paste the Streamable code for you)
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How do I embed an instagram picture or video?

You copy and paste the web address to the instagram post in between the code below
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[instagram]http://instagramaddresshere[/instagram]
How do I create a poll?

You do it the same way you create a post. First you click the New Poll which is located right next to New Topic button in the forum you want to post to. You then write your Title in the subject and up to 5 items you'd like the fans to vote on. You then hit the post button.

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Common Bulletin Board Code Reference Guide - The trick is to leave out the quotation marks that are common with HTML code. ;D
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[url=https://www.bbcode.org/reference.php]Common Bulletin Board Code Reference Guide[/url]
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For all the former Point Guard U members here, check out these 2 threads on PGU below

[url=http://playersprogramu.com/arizona-wildcats-basketball/did-ace-pgu-start-all-of-this-mess-with-book-the-fbi/]Did ACE/PGU start this whole mess with Book & the FBI?? [/url]

[url=http://playersprogramu.com/arizona-wildcats-basketball/what-happened-to-that-'other-site'-pgu/]What happened to PGU[/url]
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Former Point Guard U members should check out the 2 older threads on PGU below

What happened to PGU<----Click Here


Did ACE/PGU start this whole mess with Book & the FBI??<----Click Here



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Re: Quick Tutorial on how to embed pics, videos, polls, & more
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 09:17:16 PM »
Tutorial updated to show the BBC (Bulletin Board Code).

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Re: Quick Tutorial on how to embed pics, videos, polls, & more
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 07:56:11 AM »
That's some cool stuff that helps.  Thanks Wild.  Surprisingly, I did know how to "share" the video.  I can't remember who it was, but someone at PGU taught me.  Of course, since I don't use that stuff often, I usually will forget a step or two. 

Again thank you. 

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Re: Quick Tutorial on how to embed pics, videos, polls, & more
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 03:35:11 PM »
Updated how to embed instagram picture or video post.

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Re: Quick Tutorial on how to embed pics, videos, polls, & more
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 05:46:35 PM »
Posted code at the bottom of WildCatAZfan's original post at top, to link to a BBC Reference guide for additional assistance. ;D

 





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