Censoring user-generated content#
Site administrators will commonly want to censor certain words or phrases so they do not appear on their sites when posted by visting users.
XenForo has a comprehensive system for censoring content in this way, which is accessed through the Censoring section of the main XenForo options system at Setup > Options > Censoring.
To censor a word or a word fragment, enter your term in an empty Words to censor box. You may use a
* wildcard character to match any text:
The censor words are not case-sensitive, so any combination of
doG etc. will match
Each censor word will normally be replaced by a repeating string of the Censor character, which is an asterisk
* by default. A three-letter censored word will be replaced with three asterisks
dogmatic, having been matched by
dog* will be replaced with eight asterisks
Alternatively, each censor word can have a replacement word, so you could have
dog replaced with
canine by entering the replacement word into the Replacement box next to