Increasing maxlength of media_description field


Active member
We would like to increase the number of characters in the media_description field which appears to be limited to 300 chars. We use a lot of Japanese characters (double-byte chars), further restricting the number of characters allowed. Obviously, it's not as easy as to simply switch to mediumtext or longtext.

What would be the best way to increase the maxlength of the media_description field?


XenForo developer
Staff member
Set the "Maximum Media/Album Description Length" option to suit (you can use the ACP search to find it).

As a side node, the 300 is actually characters so Japanese characters should still only count as one.