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Trip Reports

There are two options for inserting images and videos in TR's (trip reports):

  1. Within the text/body of the TR
  2. At the bottom of the TR body

1. To insert an image or video in the TR body:

  1. While editing the TR, make sure you're on the Body tab and in the Text/Body area.
  2. Place the cursor in the text where you want to insert the image.
  3. On the editor toolbar, click on the image or video icon.
  4. When the image manager window pops up, locate the URL field, and paste the image/video URL into it. Then click Insert
  5. The image manager window will close and the image will get inserted.

insert image

image manager

 

2. To insert an image (or video) below the TR body:

You can insert up to 10 images or videos with titles and description, and you can even drag-and-drop reorder them. This way you can tell a visual story quite easily, intermixing images, videos and text as desired.

Here's how:

  1. While editing the TR, click on the Media tab
  2. Click on Img Upload, Img URL, YouTube or Vimeo as desired (Img Upload is just that while the other 3 options allow you to embed media hosted elsewhere via its URL).
  3. Enter the title and description if you'd like - Title is strongly encouraged, description totally optional.
  4. Use the blue/green/red icons as follows:
    1. Blue double-arrow icon: Move the media item up or down (drag-and-drop)
    2. Green plus icon: Add another media item entry form
    3. Red minus icon: Remove the media item
  5. Click on the Submit button

media tab

User Profile,Trip Reports

If you'd like to be notified of new TR submissions, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the My Profile page (you can get there from anywhere on this site by clicking on My >> Profile on the top navigation bar ... see the first screenshot).
  2. Look for the icon, and if it says "On", you're good to go
  3. If it says "Off", then click on the icon >> Profile (see the second screenshot)
  4. On the Edit Profile page: In the Info tab look for the New TR Notifications field, and click on the "On" option
  5. Click on the Update button

my profile link

 

profile check notifications

Trip Reports,Forum,Blog

Here's how we think about it:

  • TR's = all backcountry skiing trip reports (small trips, big trips, short description, long posts with epic pix - all are welcome)
  • Blog = well thought out articles, which may or may not be TR's (Would you like to write a blog post? Drop us a line.)
  • Forum = everything else (there are several categories so hopefully your topic fits into one of them; if not, drop us a line)
Trip Reports

Hmm, the most likely cause is a copy/paste from another tool, e.g. your text editor (MS-Word, Apple Pages, etc.) or from your email client (Gmail, Outlook, etc.) or from another website. Typically, when you do the above, it brings over not just the content/text, but also the formatting/styling.

Here are two options for getting around it:

  1. When pasting into the Text/Body section in a new TR webform, use Ctrl+Shift+V (or Cmd+Shift+V on Mac) to paste the value/text only.
  2. Paste it into an "ancient" text editor first (e.g. Notepad on Windows), then copy the text from there (Ctrl+C or Cmd+C), then paste into the TR Text/Body section.

This will ensure the formatting is nice and uniform throughout the site.

Your readers thank you : )