HTML, hyper blogging, linking are all terms all who love real estate must become familiar with to showcase their areas of expertise. Well Craig Daniels does the new 'html' on Activerain to a new dimension by showing us the changes AR has just done for all of us bloggers in real estate.
Did you think you lost it in another glitch? No, not at all. It just moved to the top of the heap so to speak. So check out Craig's overview and get htmling today...it is easier and clearer. Yes, you do not lose your wysiwyg writings anymore either. Great job ActiveRain!
The recent update for ActiveRain now allows you easier access to the HTML view on your blog posts. There used to be two tabs WYSIWYG and HTML to switch back and forth. BUT before you clicked on a tab, you had to save the post (to Draft) and then go back into the edit mode and then pick the tab to change views. That was a lot of extra steps!
Now we have an HTML button that will pop up the HTML view. You can make your edit and then close the pop up view to see the immediate change.
Now the question,
why would you want to go to HTML?
There are certain types of things that you can embed in your blog posts where you get the source code from other sites. Two of my favorite things to embed are YouTube videos and Google Maps. Once you get the source HTML code from these sites copied onto your clipboard, you come back to AR and post it (in the new HTML view).
HTML code can be a little intimidating when you don't know how to read it (it really isn't so bad once you understand). Don't sweat it, you DON'T HAVE TO LEARN HTML to use it. You have your snippet of code waiting on your clipboard, you just need to give yourself a bit of placeholder text to know where to insert it. I like the phrases "MAP HERE" or "VIDEO HERE" (tip: caps helps it to stand out). Put this text in your blog post in the normal view. When you switch to HTML view, just look for the placeholder text and simply highlight the text and then paste the HTML code to overwrite the placeholder text. That's it. Close the HTML view and check out your results.
Thank you ActiveRain for implementing new updates to make our blogging easier!
About theCraig Daniels is a Technology Manager residing in NYC who specializes in applied technologies in the fields of Architecture and Real Estate. Craig focuses on finding the best uses of tech as can be used to help a business be more successful. He is keen on always seeing the perspective and viewpoint of his audience and he tailors his teaching to be easily understood. He teaches by means of this blog, online courses and webinars, as well as one-on-one remote sessions with persons located throughout the country and beyond.
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