XenForo has a nice built in function to censor words when displaying messages. Unlike the XenForo word censoring function, the replacements made by this versatile add-on is permanently committed into posted messages. The replacement is occurring at the moment when someone makes a post.
- Compatible XF Versions:
- Each installation requires a separate license.
- Updates Duration:
- Unlimited for XenForo 1.x
The benefits of using a regular expression instead of a fixed word is that the possibilities are vast. A regular expression is a compact way of describing sets of strings which conform to a pattern.
For example, if you have users on your forum repeatedly ending forum posts with a mantra like Sent from my XPhone using my app you can easily define a single regular expression that matches that kind of comment. (Even if XPhone should be an YPhone or whatever)
You can also define patterns that replaces all URLs, all email addresses or whatever you can think of.
Settings are made within Options->Censoring (At the end)"
Note that this is an advanced add-on that requires some knowledge of using and testing regular expressions. Improperly used it may replace text in posts that you didn't intend to replace. If You are not sure about exactly what the regular expressions that you define are doing, you are advised to ask someone who knows.
Try it out but check that it's working so that it's not replacing text that it shouldn't. In the beginning I recommend that you enter a replacement string in the options, just so that you can see that something has been replaced. There are some examples provided that you may use but you should check by yourself that they are working as expected.
The replacement is occurring at the moment when someone makes a post. It doesn't alter old posts. If You need to clean up your old posts I recommend that you have a look at the nice add-on Post Content Find /Replace.
This add-on can also be used for replacing text when importing RSS feeds.
If you previously have installed the branded version of this add-on you should uninstall the branded version before attempting to install this add.on.
To the fullest extent permitted at law, I will not be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this add-on or the examples and documentation provided. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) direct, indirect compensatory or consequential damages, loss of data, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.