FREE AND EASY - Enhance The Look Of Your Blogs!

Reblogger Al Raymondi
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida BK559597

Mike Mayer came across and shared a free and easy way to add color and change font sizes on our ActiveRain blog posts.  Or you can use this for other applications as well.  It works well and is easy to do and it fits one of my requirements, it is free. 

Original content by Mike Mayer

There aren't too many FREE and EASY things in this world so when I come across one, I usually latch on. In this case it's an online html editor that will make your blogs more appealing and  "wow" your readers. Your blogs  will stand apart from the competition and appear even more professional. While the ActiveRain system is fine and functional, using InnovaStudio's WYSIWYG Editor will elevate your posts adding to their overall professional appearance.

The best part is that this editor is so easy to use, even a Rainmaker can quickly master it! Trust me, it doesn't get ANY easier than this one, compliments of InnovaStudio. And the price is ideal, it's FREE and, as any real estate agent knows, that's a GOOD thing!

InnovaStudio's WYSIWYG Editor is a powerful web-based HTML editor that is designed for easy integration into custom web applications or content, and in this case, into your ActiveRain blog.

OK here's the 'low down' on how to use InnovaStudio's WYSIWYG Editor:

1. I generally create my blog in ActiveRain (habit) although your content can be created in any software that allows you to copy and paste text. I complete the entire blog on ActiveRain, INCLUDING the addition and placement of ANY graphic images. Once I am content with the content, checked my spelling, and satisfied with the placement of any images, I then select the ActiveRain "POST BLOG ENTRY" to save my work (ensure DRAFT mode is the default setting). 

2. Next, I select EDIT, and use my mouse to select (highlight) and copy the ENTIRE ActiveRain blog, along with ALL images. On another tab I have the InnovaStudio's WYSIWYG Editor open. I then paste the draft blog content from ActiveRain into the large blank area of InnovaStudio's WYSIWYG Editor like so:

FREE AND EASY - An Online HTML Editor Even A RainMaker Can Use!

3. I choose my font style, font size (I'm using the #3 size here), change any words to color, make size corrections to any images, then click the "SAVE FILE NOW" button (lower left portion of the InnovaStudio's WYSIWYG Editor) when finished. This causes a window to open and ask where you wish to save the work. I use a file Folder on my desktop entitled ActiveRain Blogs. Save the work wherever it's convenient for you. NOTE: The blog content will now be saved as HTML CODE.

4. Now open this saved file (the blog is ENTIRELY in HTMLCode as indicated in the graphic here), select (highlight) and copy all of the code.

FREE AND EASY - An Online HTML Editor Even A RainMaker Can Use!

 5. Return to ActiveRain, open your blog - this time using the [green] HTML tab (a small window opens warning you that the WYSIWYG and HTML tabs aren't linked and asking if you wish to proceed - see graphic below). Since you should have already saved the draft in WYSIWYG mode at the end of Step 1, select YES to continue. Your blog will now display the previously saved blog in html code. Delete this html text and replace it by pasting the html code copied from Step 4. 

FREE AND EASY - An Online HTML Editor Even A RainMaker Can Use!

 6. Save the work by selecting the ActiveRain "POST BLOG ENTRY" (check you're in DRAFT mode). When the screen refreshes, you should see your work in a new light with all the enhancements you made to font style, size and color. You're now ready to post the blog!

How to change FONT STYLE:

FREE AND EASY - An Online HTML Editor Even A RainMaker Can Use!

How to change FONT SIZE:

FREE AND EASY - An Online HTML Editor Even A RainMaker Can Use!

How to change FONT COLOR:

FREE AND EASY - An Online HTML Editor Even A RainMaker Can Use!

So there you have it, a FREEand EASY-TO-USE web-based HTML editor from InnovaStudio. I hope this helps provide you with the means to dress up your blogs and captivate your readers!

 

 

 

 



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Rainer
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John Saari
Worcester, MA
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Nice re-post. I will have to investigate this further and see if it will help. Thank you

Jun 24, 2011 03:50 PM #1
Rainer
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John M. Scott
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - San Francisco, CA
Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area

Al, this sounds pretty easy. Thanks! The latest EASY way I found to do something similar is to write it in WORD. Make all the changes to font size and color, and then just highlight and drag it into the AR post box. Usually works!

Jun 24, 2011 03:55 PM #2
Rainer
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Scott Silverstone
William Raveis Real Estate - New Haven, CT
www.CTProperty.com, Connecticut Luxury & Waterfront Realty

Thanks for the re-blog. I missed this one the first time around. Some great tips here - I'll have to incorporate some changes to the profile over the weekend.

Jun 24, 2011 03:55 PM #3
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Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

Wow!  So much good info.  Gotta bookmark and come back for more indepth study on this one!  Thanks!

Jun 24, 2011 04:49 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC - Lafayette, LA

Al - Thanks for the re-blog. I hope it helps others with enhancing their blogs.

Jun 24, 2011 06:44 PM #5
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Thanks for your comments.

John Saari, Seems like it will help. Good luck with it.

John Scott, It is real easy.  I never tried to drag anything from a word document.

Scott, I guess that's the purpose of the re-blog feature, to get the word out to more people.

Jeanne and Ralph, When you go back to look at it you will find that Mike, in the original post, has made the instructions so easy even a caveman can do it.

Mike, This is going to help lots of us Rainers that are wishing they could add some color to their posts.  Thanks for sharing your find.

Jun 25, 2011 12:18 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
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Al- Thanks for this repost-  im adding it to my  To Do list-  looks interesting.  Thanks.

Jun 25, 2011 02:10 PM #7
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Thanks for stopping by to comment Michele.  Have a great weekend.

Jun 26, 2011 01:11 AM #8
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Christine McInerney
Great Life RE - Knoxville, TN
The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale

Thanks for the information.  My blogs could use a little bit of a facelift.

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