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    How To's

    Please refer the below threads for instructions on how to utilize some of the most useful tools provided by the Planet Steelers message board community.

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    How To Embed Videos (YouTube & ESPN)

    How To Embed Videos (YouTube & ESPN)

    All members of the Planet Steelers message board are able to embed videos into their posts. Simply follow the below instructions to post videos from both ESPN and YouTube. Please feel free to post any questions in this topic for questions regarding embedding videos.

    ESPN:

    1) Each ESPN video has a link associated with it. Please review the code that is presented in the screenshot attached to this topic.

    2) For example, this is the HTML code in the above field:
    <object width="440" height="361"><param name="movie" value="http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/player.swf?mediaId=3395881"/><param name="wmode" value="transparent"/><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"/><embed src="http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/player.swf?mediaId=3395881" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="440" height="361" allowScriptAccess="always"></embed></object>

    3) Copy the media ID that is represented in the above (bold text)

    4) Final Step: In order to embed this video, simply type the following in your post(s):
    [espn]3395881[/espn]
    So, for any other videos embedding is as simple as typing [espn]MEDIA ID GOES HERE[/espn]

    YouTube:

    1) Each YouTube video has a link associated with it. Please review the code that is presented in the screenshot attached to this topic.

    2) For example, this is the HTML code in the above field:
    <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/O7OiYXlBEZU&hl=en"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/O7OiYXlBEZU&hl=en" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

    3) Copy the media ID that is represented in the above (bold text)
    Note: Please notice that the &hl=en should not be included when you copy.

    4) Final Step: In order to embed this video, simply type the following in your post(s):
    [youtube]O7OiYXlBEZU[/youtube]
    So, for any other videos embedding is as simple as typing [youtube]MEDIA ID GOES HERE[/youtube]
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    How to Disable Signatures, Avatars, Smiles, etc

    How to Disable Signatures, Avatars, Smiles, etc

    For all the users that request to hide user signatures please follow the blow instructions:

    Step 1: Login
    Step 2: Click the 'User Control Panel' link. This link can be found in the message board header.
    Step 3: Click the 'Board Preferences' link. This link can be found in the left menu of the User Control Panel
    Step 4: Click the 'Edit Board Preferences' link. This under the
    'Board Preferences' link (left menu) within the the User Control Panel.
    Step 5: Disable signatures by choosing "No" for 'Display signatures' setting.

    Please Note: The User Control Panel allows users to customize some of the Planet Steelers message board functionality. Within this same area, you can enable / disable avatars, word censoring, smiles, etc.

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    How To: Upload and Display a Signature

    How To: Upload and Display a Signature

    Background information:

    Planet Steelers has now created a dedicated album within the photo gallery to allow all members to upload his or her signatures to. The Planet Steelers community wanted to provide all members with a mechanism to store signatures without the need to go to another website to upload your files. We, at Planet Steelers feel that this is a much needed feature in order to support this fast growing community of Pittsburgh Steelers faithful. Please follow the below steps to upload and display your signature.

    Instructions: - Uploading your signature

    Step 1: Log in to Planet Steelers. All members can log in either through the photo gallery, or the message board. Your message board login will work for the photo gallery as well as the message baord.

    Step 2: Access the photo gallery. You can access the planet steelers photo gallery simply by clicked the "Photo Gallery" link in the top menu at our home page.

    Step 3: Click the "Upload File" link in the top menu of the photo gallery. Please see the following screenshot:



    Step 4: Select your method of uploading to Planet Steelers. Planet Steelers allows users to upload the following:

    Files - Must be stored on your local computer.
    URL / URI Uploads - This is a URL to your file (i.e. signature). For example, a URL to a file should look like this: http://www.mywebsite/MY_SIGNATURE.gif

    If your chose "Files", click the "Browse" button and continue to select the file that you wish to upload to Planet Steelers. The file must be saved to your computer.

    Step 5: Click "Continue" to upload file(s)

    Step 6: Upon a successful download, you should received a confirmation message.

    Step 7: Next, the photo gallery will ask you to specify following information:
    Album - The album that you wish to upload your signature to. This should be set to "Forum Signatures"
    Title - The title of your file (i.e. My Signature)
    Description - A brief description of the file (i.e. signature)
    Keywords - Used my search engines, and the planet steelers search



    Step 8: Click "Continue" and that will complete the upload process.

    Instructions: - Display your signature in the Planet Steelers forum

    Step 1: Access your signature in the Planet Steelers photo gallery. The album is called "Forum Signatures".

    Step 2: Open your full-size image (i.e. signature). Please see the below screenshot for instructions on how to open your full-size image:



    Step 3: Copy your full-size image location. This option is available when your "Right Click" on the image with your mouse. Please see the below screenshot for instructions.



    Step 4: Go to the Planet Steelers message board

    Step 5: Access your signature settings. All settings including your signature settings can be access by clicking the "User Control Panel" link at the top of the message board (you must be logged in). Once you click the "User Control Panel", then click the "Profile" link in the left menu.

    Step 6: Then click the "Edit Profile" link.

    Step 7: Finally, select the "Img" button and past your image location within the tags. Please see the following screenshot for detailed instructions on the above 3 steps:



    CONGRATULATIONS! You have now completed the steps to upload and display your signatures all from within the Planet Steelers community. All members can upload images and display images within the message board following the above instructions.

    Happy Postings.

    -J

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