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[Tutorial] Allow more HTML tags in BP forum topics

  • Avatar of mort3n
    mort3n
    Participant

    @mort3n

    This is how I allowed more HTML tags in my BP forums. Probably there are better ways, but this works for me. Hope it may help someone.

    Problem:
    Per default BP runs the content of forum topics through a filtering function, bp_forums_filter_kses( ) found in bp-forums/bp-forums-filters.php. This function adds some HTML tags to the _few_ allowed by wp_kses( ).

    Effect:
    Formatting, such as lists, are not displayed. The set of allowed HTML tags in forum topics is much smaller than in ordinary WP posts.

    Solution:
    In the functions.php of your theme, perhaps wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default, add a function similar to the default one.
    `function my_forums_filter_kses( $content ){

    $forums_allowedtags = array(
    ‘a’ => array(
    ‘href’ => true,
    ‘id’ => true,
    ‘title’ => true,
    ‘rel’ => true,
    ‘rev’ => true,
    ‘name’ => true,
    ‘target’ => true,
    ),
    ‘abbr’ => array(
    ‘title’ => true,
    ),
    …. and so on to your hearts contend
    );
    $forums_allowedtags = apply_filters( ‘bp_forums_allowed_tags’, $forums_allowedtags );
    return wp_kses( $content, $forums_allowedtags );
    }
    remove_filter( ‘bp_get_the_topic_post_content’, ‘bp_forums_filter_kses’, 1 );
    add_filter( ‘bp_get_the_topic_post_content’, ‘my_forums_filter_kses’, 1 );`

    The last to lines removes the default, overly restrictive, filtering of forum topic posts, the second adds your own.

    Disclaimer:
    By defining your own set of allowed HTML tags you may be opening up for unwanted code being posted to your forums. Be conscious about what tags you allow.

    Cheers
    Mort3n

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  • Avatar of Suhas Naik
    Suhas Naik
    Participant

    @suhas-naik

    I am going to use BuddyPress on my site Kenfolios for community building. I am also planning to use BBpress forum along with BuddyPress. Is this trick going to work for BBpress forum too.

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