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XF 1.5 Just merged two boards in to XF, need help


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So I made the plunge and got a license :)

We then proceeded to merge a PHPBB 3 and VB 3.x board together...!

What we've found is we have posts which now contain code like this:


What can we do?


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You will need to create custom bb code to replicate the bandcamp tag.
Or, as the album references are likely invalid, you can strip it out using this add-on: Post Content Find / Replace

Similarly you can use the same add-on for the youtube tags, or if they are all the same format, use a simple SQL query, for example:
UPDATE xf_post SET message = REPLACE(message,'[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=','[MEDIA=youtube]');
UPDATE xf_post SET message = REPLACE(message,'[/youtube]','[/MEDIA]');
Take a backup first before making any changes to the database.


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That's great, thanks @Brogan I will give the YouTube method a try (after backing up obviously).

I also now noticed SoundCloud. Is there a list anywhere of what media types xF supports and what their corresponding shortcodes are meant to be now?