How To Link Cards & Decks In Your Content!

  • Chimera's Avatar HearthStationeer 685 680 Posts Joined 10/22/2018
    Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

    Have you seen others link to cards like Millhouse Manastorm or put their decks in a post but not quite know how to use this yourself? You've come to the right thread! Below i will provide a brief guide on how to use 'BBCode' for yourself. Hope some may find it useful!


    What is BBCode?

    Bulletin Board Code is a simplified form of 'markup' that is typically used for formatting posts on message boards. In this case, we will be using it to add enhanced card and deck elements to posts, comments, deck guides, signatures & private messages.

    It's pretty straightforward:

    • Every code has an opening and closing tag. 
    • Each tag is includes square brackets [ ] found beside the letter P on your keyboard.
    • A tag has one or more parameters inside the brackets to tell it what to do.
    • The opening tag will have the main parameter (example: 'card') and in some cases other optional parameters.
    • Optional parameters give ways to customize the result in some cases; they are separated from the main one with a space.
    • The closing tag will always have a forward slash / followed  by the same main parameter as the opening tag.
    • Between the two tags you enter data, whether that be a deck id number or a card name etc.
    • When you submit it to the site it then processes it into another form of markup that browsers can understand and display, like HTML.

    Note: You must use plain text for these, as things like bolded or italic text will break it. I am intentionally breaking it in this post to show what to type.

    Read on for an explanation on how to apply these in your own posts.

    Feel free to use this thread to test if necessary!


    Card Tooltips

    • Tooltips link to a card and show you the image of it when your cursor hovers over them.
    • The name of the card you enter is displayed in a corresponding rarity colour.
    • Although they are called 'card' tooltips, they work for any sort of entry in the database like hero powers and bosses as well.
    • If there are things with the same name, such as a legendary card and also boss portrait, it will default to one.
    • If it does not display what you intended you may have to look up the page with the search function and use the id# instead.

    To use a card tooltip, you only need to type the following.

    1. Opening tag: [card].
    2. The exact name of card OR card ID (found in the card page URL, Millhouse Manastorm is 4047).
    3. Closing tag: [/card]

    [card]millhouse manastorm[/card] becomes:

    Millhouse Manastorm

    Including a second parameter 'gold' with a space will (soon!) load the golden image for the tooltip instead, if available.


    Card Images

    Very similar to the card tooltips however this tag will result in a clickable image being displayed, rather than just fancy text.

    Use the same method as above, instead using [cardimg]name or id [/cardimg] which results in the following:

    Millhouse Manastorm Card Image

    This is the default size, however you can choose the size for yourself. 

    Custom Sizes

    To make the image a particular size:

    • Following the cardimg parameter add a space and the optional parameter 'size=#'.
    • This goes only in the opening tag.
    • The # can be anything from 0-400 pixels. This is the width dimension for the image, and it scales accordingly.
    • A common custom size to use is 220 as it lets you put 5 cards horizontally: [cardimg size=220]name or id[/cardimg].

    Millhouse Manastorm Card ImageMillhouse Manastorm Card ImageMillhouse Manastorm Card ImageMillhouse Manastorm Card Image

    Gold Images

    You like golden animation? Here's how to display them:

    • Following the cardimg parameter add a space and the optional parameter 'gold'.
    • This goes only in the opening tag.
    • You may also use the size parameter separated by a space.
    • Keep in mind that these use more resources to display, so try not to spam them!

    Millhouse Manastorm Card Image

    Battlegrounds Images

    If you want to display the Battlegrounds version of a card, you can do so by using the "bg" attribute on card and cardimg tags.

    Let's use Alleycat as an example.

    [cardimg bg]Alleycat[/cardimg] will give you:

    Alleycat Card Image


    Deck Widgets

    So you've created a deck using our deckbuilder and you'd like to share it with everyone? The solution is simple!

    On the page of a deck you will see a button below the user labeled '</> Copy BBCode'. This will copy the code to your clipboard for you to paste, easy!

    Optionally you can type the [deck]id[/deck] BBCode with the id being found in the url of the deck page.

    For example, this deck is number 6066: https://outof.cards/hearthstone/decks/6066-da-mumdatakah-quest-paladin

    Using this deck id in the code results in a widget that neatly displays information about it and also links to it's page:


    If any questions are left unanswered you are welcome to ask them here! 

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  • GoliathTheDwarf's Avatar Content Squad 955 660 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

    Oh thank you so much for this. I've been wondering for months how people were putting these things in posts. 

    Official Lorekeeper and Spinner of Tavern Tales

     

     

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  • SpineSlasher's Avatar 280 78 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

    This is pretty rad.

    Aberlour 18 Year Old, Balvenie DoubleWood 12, Caol Ila 12, The Arran Malt 14, Auchentoshan Three Wood, Kilchoman Islay 8th edition, Lagavulin 16 Year Old, Glenmorangie Signet, Talisker 10 Year Old.

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  • FortyDust's Avatar Pumpkin 1145 1655 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    For Runeterra cards, is there a way to link the leveled-up version of the Champion?

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  • Xarkkal's Avatar Servant of Illidan 890 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    Great information for newcomers! 

     

    I was always curious how to do the golden cards, so thanks!

     

    The one I'm curious about is how to change the text of card tooltip? Example, make the text "Dr. 7" show the tooltip for Dr. Boom.

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  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator 1845 2725 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago
    Quote From FortyDust

    For Runeterra cards, is there a way to link the leveled-up version of the Champion?

    if you add "token" as a parameter like you would with "golden" for Hearthstone cards, it'll pick up the level-up version.

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  • FrostyFeet's Avatar Senior Moderator Derpcorn 2100 1399 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago
    Quote From Xarkkal

    Great information for newcomers! 

     

    I was always curious how to do the golden cards, so thanks!

     

    The one I'm curious about is how to change the text of card tooltip? Example, make the text "Dr. 7" show the tooltip for Dr. Boom.

    Use the regular card tooltip but add text="Insert your text here" inside the first bracket. So the first bracket would be card text="Dr. 7" in your case.

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  • Xarkkal's Avatar Servant of Illidan 890 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
  • SamHobbs494's Avatar Scrambled Eggs 385 245 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    Any way to do screenshots from pc?



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  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator 1845 2725 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago
    Quote From SamHobbs494

    Any way to do screenshots from pc?

    Upload them to an image hosting service such as imgur.com. Afterwards get the direct link to the image and hit the Insert/edit Image button in the editor.

    Founder, Out of Cards

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    If you are planning on playing WoW on US realms, consider using my recruit link =)

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