Bug #12433


hyperlinks not accepted in forum post

Added by Matt Gold over 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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Hi Ray,

A user is reporting a problem posting to a forum on the NYCDH site:

According to my tests, bold: no issue.
If I do a hyperlink, it blocks the post.

Specifically I hit: Link> add the url > tried both click open link in new window and don't click (same result).
I simply pasted the link The post was blocked again! Curious. It works with the google form link. Maybe considers the link not safe for some reason?

Do you have thoughts about why this might be happening? Thanks in advance for your help.

Actions #1

Updated by Raymond Hoh over 2 years ago

It looks like bbPress inherits the blog comment moderation's maximum links setting by default.

If there are more than two links in a forum post, then the forum post is held for moderation:

Since that user entered a link through the visual editor, I'm guessing that counted as two links because the HTML markup in the visual editor would probably look like: <a href=""></a>

And that would technically count as two links.

We can bump the max links number to a higher number like 10, but this setting is also used for blog comment moderation and we allow anonymous commenters on blog comments, so something to think about.

Update: I've bumped the max links number to 10 for now.

Actions #2

Updated by Matt Gold over 2 years ago


Actions #3

Updated by Raymond Hoh almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

Closing this one as CBOX also added a workaround for this.


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