WYSIWYG about 220kb?? As far as I remember, about 200 Kb is the basic miniBB package size with Manual :-)
Yes, Basic miniBB is about 190Kb. WYSYWG have only one .js (19Kb) and few images (each 1kb) and you can also easy replace images with text - replacement for Bold image can be B
It may work for simpler texts, but for more complicated messages it may become a mess.
This is not standard "heavy" editor. This editor is adapted to decode the HTML BBCode itself and graphically displays the contents. As you say 80% messages do not contain URLs or Images, only simple text.
In your version, does the "YouTube" button really work?
miniBB has a lot of extra add-ons which may use BB code or form's button. For example, here on our forums we have File Bank button. Polls add-on has such button as well. BTW did you tested Polls BB-code with it? I am pretty sure it won't work in WYSIWYG, because it can't work. I also guess Preview add-on won't work with this... Also, you didn't check it with File Upload add-on, which uses 'multipart' type (will multipart work with WYSIWYG at all?) Private Messaging which uses the same form as miniBB.
I tried Polls in your Demo forum. It will works with this editor for sure (without touching anything). I cant test it like other addons cause I dont have source. Will test preview plugin...it might be working (i have tried it on base miniBB editor and its not working- I only got blank popup on preview). All bbcodes and other functions works (editor doesnt change source minibb functions). For example smiles working fine without touching source code of forum or wysiwyg. All bbcodes will work without problems.
This editor use same form ID as minibb (its just "attached" on it, and call extra functions).
For example if you are not logged/registred and forum doesnt allow post w/o login, you got error message, right? I typed post (as not logged) and click "Post". Page reload with message to login to post with my text (content) in standard miniBB editor. Similiar solution can be for "Edit" message.EDIT2:
I have installed "Preview" plugin. It's working fine without changeing anything.
Also, URL code in miniBB has a tweak. Admins may put [urlc] instead of [url] and that way remove "nofollow" attribute on link. I'm pretty sure WYSIWYG doesn't even care about the 'rel' attribute of links, or at least it may be not simple to set up.
Not so hard to implement. EDIT:
it's working without touching anything. If [urls] works in basic miniBB, [urlc] will work with this editor.EDIT:
Tested and working.
I agree. :) ...and have tested this editor in ffox, IE, chrome, opera and its working without problems.
Another thing - did you test it on editing the message? In theory it should convert all codes back to WYSIWYG. So far I see it doesn't work.
Yes, I was thinking about. Its not working. Easy solution is to call standard editor on edit message. Harder solution is hard-coding :) EDIT: its working now.
I guess most of users do not care about bolding, italizing or underlining their texts, 80% of all forum messages do not contain URLs or Images, so this thing is really a waste of time...
Depends on the forum to forum and content. My opinion is that the forum should have a style and format text, and not just plain text. But not necessarily all agree. In any case, this is miniBB forum (and this is lightwaved WYSIWYG). Acually it's not like other WYSIWYG editors. This editor convert BBCode to WYSIWYG, similiar as "Preview in real time".
Instalation is very simple (not touching source code) only 1 template file.
In any case, I will this plugin if none of the other, then at least for me. Who should not have to have it. :)