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Make WYSIWYG editor compatible with iPhone / Ipad - e.g. for forum comments

While an iPhone app would be awesome (one that allowed site editing functions), I would be thrilled if there was a way to make my website editor accesible via an iPhone for even just minor blog updates

Thanks again for a great service!

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      • whiteheronwhiteheron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would VERY MUCH like to be able to edit the web pages of our site from my iPad while I am traveling. If the full WYSIWYG capabilities aren't available soon, the HTML editing option would definitely help in the meantime.

        Overall, I'm a big fan of Wild Apricot. It's been a godsend to our organization. Thanks very much!

        John

      • Robert Thomas SelfRobert Thomas Self commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dmitry,

        First let me Thank You for responding to my comment! There is no question that your team is top notch and sincerely care about providing a first rate membership product. So far I have been delighted with the intuitiveness, ease of use, and support of Wild Apricot. I only have a couple of concerns which are the ability to use the Google search behind protected pages (discussed in another post) and this issue (which is the compatibility of the WYSIWYG editor with iPhone, iPad, and similar devices). This latter concern may require that I have to look for another website service and I agonize over the thought that we may have to move.

        Perhaps I am doing something wrong in the way I have set up my blog and forum functional pages. I also might be explaining this wrong. If so I can't figure it out. In short I want my blog and forum pages to work on mobile devices like this user community does. I feel frustrated that I can interact and reply to posts using an iPad here in the WA User Community forum, but I can't get the pages on my website to do the same. Is it possible that choosing a different theme would help? Are their experienced designers we could hire to help us solve this problem?

        More specifically… On my website I am able to add comments to blog posts using an iPhone and iPad but I can not create new posts. The problem occurs any time the WYSIWYG editor displays on a mobile device. For example, if I were on an iPad and wanted to create a new post in a blog or forum, the WYSIWYG editor displays and I can't enter or edit any text in the body field. I have tested several mobile browsers on the iPad (Safari, Dolphin, Mercury, Terra, Chrome, and Opera Mini). None will allow me to use the WYSIWYG editor. A bit of good news is that I have had some success with Opera Mini!

        Using Opera Mini I can create a new post on a blog or forum post. Here when I click the post button and the next page loads, all fields will allow me to enter and edit text in them. In the body field the light green WYSIWYG editor bar does not show up so I can't format text, but at least I can get a cursor to display and I can type and edit comments.

        Anything you can do to help would be genuinely appreciated! I'd be very interested in hearing about any work-arounds or options that might allow our members to create posts. Again, I'd be thrilled if I could get my forum to work like this User Community does.

        Again Dmitry, thank you so much for responding to my post! It is sincerely appreciated!

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bob, let me re-check: are you talking about comments to blog posts?

        I have just asked our QA team to do a quick test of adding comments to blog posts from iPhone, IPad and Android devices and they were able to do that without any problems.

        So I would appreciate additional details.

      • Robert Thomas SelfRobert Thomas Self commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Funny... I can reply to a post here but can't on my site using the WYSIWYG editor. Like rachaeljg, I've had many complaints from our members that they can't reply to our blogs on an iPad or iPhone. If social media is the future, I'd think mobile computing would be a high priority as people will be using these devices more and more to access our content throughout the day. Please consider this a priority upgrade.

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Unfortunately it will be quite a while - because our current editor which works in all desktop browsers would not work on iOS. We would need to develop a new one specifically for iOS and that will take a while. As the first step we are considering allowing direct edit of HTML code on iOS - will help at least some people.

      • missvincentmissvincent commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please make this available asap. All our admins used iphones and ipads to modify our old site, now they cant even post a message, this slows down productivity quite a bit with how many people use iphones and ipads to work now. An iphone app is also HIGHLY desireable to be able to manage the site from my iphone/ipad while traveling. Please please please :)

      • anonymous_203.161.145.42anonymous_203.161.145.42 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd just like to throw my support behind an iOS Wild Apricot app for iPhone/iPad. It would be fantastic to be able to check things like event registrations and send out email blasts when I'm away from my desktop PC.

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sorry, not for the moment - while our editor works under Safari, it does not work under mobile version of Safari. We are researching the ways to fix this but it's not clear yet how much work it will be to fix/when we can address.

      • racheljgracheljg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've had several complaints from members who can not contribute to our site's discussion forums from their ipads or iphones. One of our site's administrators uses an ipad almost exclusively, and can't easily make changes to the website! Has any progress been made on fixing this problem?

      • pacaguypacaguy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Folks,

        As Wild Apricot is a web vs client based solution, it would be great if we could update our Apricot sites from our iPads.

        Thanks

      • PureVrilPureVril commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same editing issues exits with the iPad as the do with the iPhone. We would be a great feature to have on the go. Thanks.

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As of version 3.4 Wild Apricot fully supports Safari for administration (including website editing). However, mobile Safari turned out to be a different bird so editing is not possible on the iPhone. We will consider this if there is significant interest.

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are finally making progress toward Safari support so once that happens, I expect iPhone should work fine.

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