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Can you use HTML in product descriptions ? 
 
Elv
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Hi all,

I’m looking at using Magento and I’d just like to know if I can put HTML in the product descriptions so that I can basicaly put some of my HTML pages in the description with (dare I say it) tables and posssilby lightbox images etc?

I only have a small number of products but I’d like to make much more detailed descriptions.

I can’t tell from trying the demo admin.

Thanks!
Regds
Elv

 
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Damian Culotta
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Maybe you can try with the Fontis Wysiwyg extensions.
That code adds an FCK or TinyMCE instance in descriptions textarea.
Search at MagentoConnect for Fontis_Wyiswyg.

 
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Elv
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Thanks, but does that mean it generaly won’t allow HTML unless I can find a work around ?

 
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Damian Culotta
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You can paste html content into the textareas. That’s works too.
You can edit html and paste that content into Magento or you can use some editor like TinyMCE or FCK.

 
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studio2f
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You can use HTML in the descriptions-- just edit the “Description” attribute and turn on “Allow HTML-tags on Front-end.”

Once that’s on, you can add HTML into the description in the Admin-- or import products that contain HTML descriptions with the “Import All Products” profile ...

However, as far as I can figure, there’s no way to export your products without Magento converting all your HTML tags into HTML entities ( < and > to &lt; and &gt;). When you import your products back in after they have been parsed into entities, the HTML is useless.

If anyone has a solution I’d greatly appreciate it.

 
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studio2f
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not sure why this post got dupp’d so many times

 
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SJohansson
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I am also interested if there is any way i can import/export without Magento screewing up the html code.

 
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mpikounis
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Same here - any ideas?

 
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stefan@idtab.se - 05 May 2009 07:39 AM

I am also interested if there is any way i can import/export without Magento screewing up the html code.

Any solutions?

 
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mpikounis
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Actually you try this:

export to XML and open the file with notepad. Replace all occurrencies of & with & and save. Now open with excel and your HTML is preserved.

 
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