HTML in posts?

Steven UK

New member
Hi,

It is possible to post HTML in threads? I know it is possible in pages, but not in posts? Is there a plug in for this?

Also, what about scripts in posts? Paypal for example?

Thanks in advance.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
This isn't possible unfortunately but there is an add-on which makes available a special BB Code which renders HTML.

http://xenforo.com/community/resources/html-bbcode-permission-protected.731/

It works really well. I used an earlier version - but you know what - you learn to live without HTML quite quickly!

Scripts in posts? That's always a big no no. Does IPB allow this? Are you literally talking about posts accepting <script> code? Potentially a massive security hole there if it's exploited.

Not sure what script you're referring to with regards to PayPal. Donate buttons can be made with simple image and URLs:



Anything more advanced is possible using things like BB Code and Media Sites.
 

Steven UK

New member
Scripts in posts? That's always a big no no. Does IPB allow this?
No IPB, does not either, they allow HTML though; although for the paypal buy now buttons, we created something using the BB code, and a bit of modifying.

The scripts, I was really thinking about like Aweber email capture scripts, etc. as well as paypal.

Thanks for your reply.
 

dihuta

Formerly Dinh Thanh
This is not safe if you allow your members post html.
They can broadcast malware on your forum.

If you need something special, you should make a BBCode to do.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
Yeah I should have added this parsehtml add on is permission based - still not recommended for your users.

You can do some really clever things with bbcode so just let me know if there's anything specific.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
Ok, great. That's what the parsehtml BB Code does then. You can allow any usergroups to use it, or just restrict it to admins.
 

Zephyr

Well-known member
Heu, I have +200 news :S



In addition it is not sure that the bbcode works on xenportal (look screen) :S
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
You would need to speak to DarkImmortal if it doesn't work on XenPorta.

Remember I just said it's permissions based. You should check that the permissions are all setup ok first.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
200 is nothing.

I had about 10,000 HTML posts that I needed to convert to BB Code.

I used this add-on, by Kier.

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/post-content-find-replace.6548/

You will need some knowledge/research of regular expressions though, and you need to be very careful not to incorrectly replace things or miss things.

I'd say if it's only 200, it's probably not going to take that long to do it by hand by adding the Parsehtml tags if you can get help to get it to work on XenPorta. Obviously with 10,000 posts like I had, that wouldn't have been possible by hand.
 
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