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Old 05 Sep 2017, 13:48
alfreema alfreema is offline
 
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bbCode Mention not rendering

I have taken over a vb4 site recently and am trying to convert it to vb5. The learning curve is steep for me (learning both vb4 and vb5), but so far the test conversion site is going well.

When the old posts render on the new test site, they look good except all of the old MENTION's don't render, it just displays the actual mention bbCode.

When I look in the vb4 system plugins, I see that they had DragonByte's @User Tagging plugin.

It appears however that vb5 has it's own mention system using @ syntax. However, also, on my vb5 install, I went to AdminCP --> Custom BB Codes --> BB Code Manager, and found a single entry for "mention". Is that due to my conversion and it seeing the DragonByte plugin, or is that something built into vb5 by default?

Assuming it's due to the DragonByte plugin, I was thinking I don't need that plugin anymore. So then I would need a way to convert all the MENTION bbCode into @ style syntax, is that correct? Is there a plugin or script or php or sql syntax to help me with this?
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Old 07 Sep 2017, 02:01
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That probably came from the DBTech mod. How does the BBCode for mention from the mod look like?
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Old 07 Sep 2017, 12:58
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Well, the old messages would look like:


"Did you see that awesome pic that [MENTION]Fred[/MENTION] posted?"

As a test I installed the Lite version of the DBTech User Tagging plugin and they turned back into mentions that you could click on. So that "fixes" it, but makes me feel like I am just going to continue using their system instead of the @ system built into vb5. I guess I can live with that until a version of vb5 comes out that breaks their plugin, because they are not actively developing their vb5 plugins. But it doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy.
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Old 08 Sep 2017, 20:23
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vB5's user mention BBCode has this format:

[USER="14"]Fred[/USER]

It requires the userid of the user. So you cannot make an easy direct replacement of the [mention] tags to [user] tags in the database. It's still possible to do but it would require custom PHP coding to implement.
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