My question is in the input format step. How do I "add File Tree to your input format?"

Here are the instructions from the File Tree module: "Enable the module, and add File Tree to your input format. Then, enter [filetree dir="some-directory"] into the body field of a node, and it will render a list of all the files in that folder. (Note, the folder must reside in your site's "files" folder.)"

When I go to configure the module, I'm taken to Home » Administration » Configuration » Content authoring » Text Formats

Filtered HTML - anonymous user, authenticated user, administrator Full HTML - administrator Plain text - All roles may use this format.

It says "Improper text format configuration is a security risk," so I want to make sure I have this right. What is it that I need to add where to make File Tree work, safely and securely?

I found how to set the input format to use the input filter implemented by the File Tree module:

  • Go to text format configuration, accessible again by Home » Administration » Configuration » Content authoring » Text Formats (or by clicking on "Configure" for the File Tree module)

  • Click on Full HTML.

  • Halfway down, there should be several check boxes, among them one for "File Tree." Just check that box and you're set.

Now, from here, I still haven't been able to get the module to run. Despite this change, I still see [filetree dir="dirname"] printed plainly where I try to insert a file tree.

(This video helped me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASKqit7kDak.)

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If you want to get File Tree to work, after you set up the input filter, the directory you are referring in [filetree dir="dirname"] must be a directory contained in your site's "files" directory. If you want to display all the files in the "files" directory use [filetree dir="/"], or if you want to display a particular directory, put the files in a directory (say, dir1) under files and specify [filetree dir="/dir1"].

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