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[Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« on: June 04, 2008, 09:43:50 am »
I see a lot of folks asking about extra games and such ,here is my guide on how to add many games into a dedicated "game" forum

Firstly this all hinges on the fact that admins on SMF forums have the ability to use html tags in their posts on thier own forums. ( some of you may already know this ,many won't )

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[html]  html code here [/html]



Now that we know that ...

Step 1

create a forum for your games , goto your new forum and begin new topic.

Step 2
Open this link in a new page or tab http://www.miniclip.com/games/en/webmaster-games.php
You will know see a big list of games that you can get code for :)
Select a game and press the "get code" button , copy that code to your clip board.


Step 3

Return to your forum new topic and type in the html tags like this ...

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[html]


[/html]


Or make it centered like this
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[center][html]

[/html][/center]


Now paste the game code from your clip board between those tags and preview

You may see the "left empty " error , just enter a period after the last tag.


What you have have now looks like this




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[center][html]
<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="640" height="480">
<param name="menu" value="false" />
<param name="movie" value="http://www.miniclip.com/swfcontent/freegames/loader.swf?url=iceslide.swf&name=Ice Slide&icon=%2Fimages%2Ficons%2Ficeslidemedicon.jpg&w=640&h=480" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<embed src="http://www.miniclip.com/swfcontent/freegames/loader.swf?url=iceslide.swf&name=Ice Slide&icon=%2Fimages%2Ficons%2Ficeslidemedicon.jpg&w=640&h=480" menu="false" quality="high" width="640" height="480" name="miniclipGame" align="middle" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
</object>

[/html][/center]



Now if all went well preview again and then post .

The game will now be embedded and playable in your post.

I would show it here but i don't have admin permissions for this support forum .
Again this will only work on your own forum that you are admin on !


Here are a few examples on my forum http://shutterbugstroll.smfforfree4.com/index.php/board,24.0.html



P.S.
These games could also be used in an html block on your portal  or elsewhere via your webpage editor
« Last Edit: June 04, 2008, 09:52:18 am by Tspeed »


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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 02:12:15 pm »
Interesting, since I don't seem to be able to make HTML work in posts.  It does, however work in board descriptions.


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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008, 02:56:01 pm »
HTML is a setting you can turn on/off
(off is default.)

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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008, 03:49:14 pm »
Admin > Posts and Topics > Bulletin Board Code
Make sure you have Enable basic HTML in posts checkmarked

This will allow the posting of some basic HTML tags: (by Admin only)
<b>, <u>, <i>, <s>, <em>, <ins>, <del>
<a href="">
<img src="" alt="" />
<br />, <hr />
<pre>, <blockquote>

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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008, 05:30:59 pm »
Admin > Posts and Topics > Bulletin Board Code
Make sure you have Enable basic HTML in posts checkmarked

This will allow the posting of some basic HTML tags: (by Admin only)
<b>, <u>, <i>, <s>, <em>, <ins>, <del>
<a href="">
<img src="" alt="" />
<br />, <hr />
<pre>, <blockquote>

What i am referring to is NOT the same



Admins and Admins only can include HTML in their posts just by using the bbc code HTML tag and it does NOT matter if you have basic HTML  enabled or not .

the bbc HTML tag looks like this

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  [html][/html] 
An Admin may post nearly any HTML  between those tags including script or videos and so on.

Here is an example on my forum of a post made using RSS feed converted to java

http://shutterbugstroll.smfforfree4.com/index.php/topic,23.0.html


 






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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008, 05:44:10 pm »
er actually members can post html in posts (although limited) using the HTML tags IF that option is checkmarked ;)   
(been there, done that, tested it)
I had typed "Admin Only" but that is not correct.
Actually my post was for LL -  hijack thread apology but somewhat related.

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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2008, 05:52:45 pm »
er actually members can post html in posts (although limited) using the HTML tags IF that option is checkmarked ;)   
(been there, done that, tested it)
I had typed "Admin Only" but that is not correct.
Actually my post was for LL -  hijack thread apology but somewhat related.


No problemo simply sibyl  ;)

I only wanted to make the distinction between this admin only feature and the enabled basic html which are entirely different in their abilities.
For instance , i don't think the enabled basic HTML will allow the <script> tag or <object> such as many games or videos use when we get them from outside providers



I have been using SMF forums for years now and i am admin at several including 2 large forums of my own on my own hosting which i cant mention here cuz they're ummm ... naughty lol 


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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2008, 05:55:37 pm »

No problemo simply sibyl  ;)

I only wanted to make the distinction between this admin only feature and the enabled basic html which are entirely different in their abilities.
For instance , i don't think the enabled basic HTML will allow the <script> tag or <object> such as many games or videos use when we get them from outside providers

I have been using SMF forums for years now and i am admin at several including 2 large forums of my own on my own hosting which i cant mention here cuz they're ummm ... naughty lol 

yeppers.. those tags won't work, cept for admins.  LL is having a problem getting any html to work for her..  at any rate.. thanks for the Guide, am sure it will help some out  ;)     Will get it added to the index asap.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2008, 05:59:52 pm by simply sibyl »

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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008, 11:33:33 am »
thank you Tspeed....I actually understood everything and have successfully added games....thanks very much..... :)

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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2008, 11:43:35 am »
I got it figured out, never knew about that one set of tags for it.  It actually is something I want to use a lot.


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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2008, 01:52:52 pm »
Nice to hear this has helped someone :)

Always a pleasure to help  :angel:


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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2008, 02:00:02 pm »
can I ask Tspeed is mini clip the only place we can get games from....

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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2008, 08:20:31 pm »
Poppy,
I'm sure there are many other sites that will provide code for games that you could use the same way .
I just used miniclip because i've been using it for ages and it's got lots of gamesm and they also have a mini arcade that you can get code for too

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<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,29,0" width="549" height="230">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.miniclip.com/swfcontent/gamesroom.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high"></param>
<param name="menu" value="false"></param>
<embed src="http://www.miniclip.com/swfcontent/gamesroom.swf" width="549" height="230" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" menu="false"></embed>
</object>

or

Try doing a google search for "flash games" or "free flash"


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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 08:34:10 pm »
Poppy here is another site i just found from a google search
http://www.addictinggames.com/gotd/games_for_your_site.html
whenever you are at a site like this always look at the very bottom of the page for a "webmaster" link or such.
In the case of this site i just looked at the bottom and there was a link to "embed games" .all you have to do is look around .
There is a treasure trove of free content out there of all sorts , you just need to learn how to look for it :)


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Re: [Guide] Admins Embed Extra Games Right Into Forum Posts
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2008, 02:29:31 am »
thank you Tspeed.....you have been very helpful to me and I do appreciate it.... :)

 

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