*Forum Usage Guide

Please only post suggestions and requests for help on using this web site here.

For help with FAMILY HISTORIAN itself please post in the Using Family Historian - General Usage Forum above.
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Jane
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Forum Usage Guide

Postby Jane » 30 Aug 2013 07:02

This new forum software has many more features than the old one and includes easier ways to include pictures and other items.

For a full guide to all it can do please see:
PHPBB3 Documentation Chapter 5. User Guide
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Re: Forum Usage Guide

Postby tatewise » 02 Sep 2013 11:55

Also don't forget the FAQ link near top right.

Your Location and Family Historian Version are edited along with other personal settings via the centre top User Control Panel > Profile options.

Here are some tips for when you are Posting or Editing a Topic.

There are some Custom BBCode tags:

The kb button offers shortcuts to KB, e.g. Knowledge Base Family Historian is produced by

Code: Select all

[kb]how_to:index|Family Historian[/kb]

The topic button offers shortcuts to Topics, e.g. I can't sign in! (4253) is produced by

Code: Select all

[topic]4253|I can't sign in![/topic]
The topic number comes after t= in the browser address bar.

Upload attachment settings:
Maximum file size is 256 KBytes.
Many file types are allowed including all Family Historian custom data files and gedcom files (ged),
image files such as GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TGA, TIF, TIFF,
plain text files such as XML, TXT, LOG, JS, CSV, CPP,
document files such as DOC, DOCX, ODG, ODP, ODS, ODT, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, XLS, XLSX
and a few more besides.
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Re: Forum Usage Guideu

Postby jmurphy » 27 May 2014 01:28

I don't see how to change my signature in the UCP. What am I missing?

Note that when I posted, the box to include my signature was checked/ticked but as you can see there is no signature.

I may have gotten rid of my old signature before the change to the new software. But I don't see how to create a new one.

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Re: Forum Usage Guide

Postby Jane » 27 May 2014 07:07

Jan I have checked your user profile and there is currently no Signature set. I did not change any of the user settings when I upgraded the theme here, but I did not move signatures when changing from the old forums.

To change your signature
Select User Control Panel from the top of the page then

1. Click Profile
2. Click Signature
3. Enter your Signature with what ever BB codes you want.

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Re: Forum Usage Guide

Postby jmurphy » 27 May 2014 14:20

Jane wrote:Jan I have checked your user profile and there is currently no Signature set. I did not change any of the user settings when I upgraded the theme here, but I did not move signatures when changing from the old forums.
Thanks, Jane. I don't know how I missed that. :oops:

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Re: Forum Usage Guide

Postby Jane » 13 Oct 2014 16:23

I have added a small extra function. If you look at the Topic Title you will see an * to the left of it, if you click on it you will get a filled in Topic link you can paste into another post with out having to make a note of the number and title.

Forum Usage Guide (4252)
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Re: Forum Usage Guide

Postby Jane » 30 May 2017 08:27

To make it easier to add Knowledge Base Links to the Forum, on the Knowledge base hovering on a header in the knowledge base will show a chain link, right clicking on the chain link will allow a standard "copy link address" option, left clicking will pop up a window with the kb tag for the article completed so it can be pasted into the Forum.
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Re: Forum Usage Guide

Postby tatewise » 28 Aug 2017 14:41

For general advice see the Knowledge Base > Forums Usage Tips.
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