New to NodeBB, but am loving what I am finding! I have had a lot of (painful) experience with WYSIWYG over the last few years. I've even gone so far as to build an Angular version of SirTrevor.js. Markdown seems to scare non-techy types, so I applaud efforts here to get Redactor on board.
@shri Post content is parsed on its way out of the database, not on its way in. We try to preserve the raw content as much as possible.
So for example, the youtube embed plugin detects the presence of youtube-style URLs, and replaces them with the HTML embed code, every time the post is queried from the database.
I must admit I am partial the block-style editors like SirTrevor or Makona as blocks can remove much of the inherent problems with WYSIWYGs. Storing data in blocks enables the preservation of the raw data as well as the necessary metadata. It is a change for folks used to MS Word, but I find block-style content creation is intuitive and a better fit for mobile devices. That said, it seems the team is up to the challenge of getting Redactor onboard I am very much looking forward to it!
I've also been looking at https://iframely.com/ (resurrected on a different thread earlier), if done right this could basically deprecate all other embed style plugins
I've been using iframely for well over 6 months now, and am an absolute fan. I have been using it in a block-style editor as I mentioned above -- and it's near perfect. Figuring out embeds in a WYSIWYG is a hairy problem, and I applaud the NodeBB team if they get that solved.
All this talk of block-style editors almost motivates me to create a plugin. I'm still new to NodeBB, but if I find it's a suitable project I just might do that.