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  • [Forum] Editing an existing custom BB Code and getting old posts to use it

    Hi there,

    The forum I administer uses a custom BB Code to provide a 'spoiler' tag to hide particular post contents.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't play ball with the default Mobile Style (the button doesn't show the contents when pressed). So... I'd like to change the BB Code to one that does work.

    However, when I do this on our test site, posts that were made using the spoiler tag with the old code do not update to the updated code.

    Only new posts use the the updated code.

    So, for example, if a post was written last week using the 'spoiler' tag, and I change the BB Code now, the new BB Code isn't implemented retrospectively on that old post.

    I'm assuming this has something to do with how the code is parsed and stored in a cache?

    How do I force old posts to use this new code?

  • #2
    Go to:

    AdminCP > Maintenance > General Update Tools

    ...and run the 'Rebuild Post Cache' option
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    • #3

      On a board with 4.7 million posts, 220k threads and 1000-2000 concurrent users/guests, what would be the recommended number of posts to process per cycle?

      The default is 1000 in vB 4.1.12. Would that be realistic?

      Also, should I close the forum when we do this?


      • #4
        I'd just empty the postparsed table and let it rebuild naturally.


        • #5
          And how might one do that?


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