Misc. phpBB3 Classic notes

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Misc. phpBB3 Classic notes

by OldCoder » Tue Dec 05, 2017 00:34


This post provides unsorted notes to help me and possibly others with misc. phpBB3 issues.

These notes apply to 3.0.14 and *not* to pre-3.0 or post-3.0 releases of phpBB3. The steps described here may, or may not, work for 3.0.X below 3.0.14.

In these notes, "mtfprefix_" is a prefix that would vary from site to site.

"MariaDB" below may refer to either MariaDB per se or to MySQL.

MySQL commands assume that you're logged in-to MariaDB as an appropriate MariaDB user and have switched to the appropriate phpBB3 database.

* If you've imported a phpBB3 database, it's advisable to execute the following MariaDB command afterwards. It may correct mysteriously missing Edit and Quote buttons.

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update mtfprefix_users set user_lang = "en" where user_lang = "";

* To block registration from a particular email host domain:

ACP -> Users and Groups -> Ban e-mails -> E-mail address -> Enter *@glmux.com (substitute appropriate domain) -> Edit the Reason fields -> Submit

* To block just one email address, replace *@glmux.com in the preceding with the address in question. Specify just the [email protected] part as opposed to "Name <[email protected]>".

* Text in posts is now justified by default. To do this, I added this CSS code to overall_header.html in the theme:
.content { text-align: justify; }

* For the benefit of those who prefer not to justify text, I've added a new BBCode:

[left] text goes here [/left]

Text marked up in this manner is left-aligned. Note: To add the new BBCode, I used the following "click on" sequence:

ACP -> POSTING on navbar -> BBCodes

* Another new BBCode that is supported:

[gbox]
text goes here
[/gbox]

The preceding sequence puts a green box around the specified text.

* Another new BBCode that is supported:

[clickon] text goes here [/clickon]

The preceding sequence can be used to format "click on" sequences such as:

ACP -> POSTING on navbar -> BBCodes

* To edit the forums page header:

ACP -> STYLES on navbar -> Style components -> Templates -> Minetest Maintheme -> Edit -> Template file -> overall_header.html -> Select template file

To edit the forums page footer, proceed in the same manner but select "overall_footer.html" instead of "overall_header.html".

* When you create a new category or forum, you should be sure, usually, to specify a typical existing forum to copy permissions from. If you don't do this, the new category or forum may not be visible in the board index.

* There is a second issue which can cause a category to be invisible. Specifically, a category will usually be invisible until you add at least one forum to it.

* To rename a topic, edit the first post in the topic and change the string in the Subject field.

 

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