Fixed Multi-Quote Message Previews Not Shown


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I just enabled multi-quote on my site, but the "Insert Quotes..." dialogue box does not show the contents of the quoted messages. Inspecting page source confirms the container is, in fact, empty.

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This occurs with both a default theme and my site's custom theme. I disabled all plugins (except for the Resource Manager and Elastic Search) but it did not fix the problem.

Everything else about the multi-quote feature works normally. Any ideas?


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I've done a bit more research. In the thread_multi_quote_overlay template, this is the default text:

<div class="messageText">{xen:raw $post.messageParsed}</div>
To verify the contents of $post, I dumped the object with {xen:helper dump, $post} and actually could not find a messageParsed member variable:

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As a temporary fix, I've changed the template to output the $post.message and it does display as expected, though without the formatting, of course.

I checked the plugins by disabling each one and then re-loading the multi-quote box. Should I test this in some other way? I suppose that's the only thing that could be causing a problem at this point.


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If the dump is not producing the required content then that can only be an issue with the php files.

You could try reuploading them.


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Aha. Have you disabled (set to 0) "Discussion Preview Length"? Looks like the code piggybacks on that, but that is probably a bug now that the output is just height controlled.