Topic: BBCode List Crash

Just installed PunBB 1.4.5 via Softaculous
Environment
    Operating system: Linux
    PHP: 7.3.23 - Show info
    Accelerator: N/A

Almost the first thing I tried to do was create a list in a post but found that this code:

[list][*]first item[/*][/list]

causes an empty white screen when I preview the message. I have the same problem with the board!

I have seen the topic:
https://punbb.informer.com/forums/topic … ounterror/
but I don't have the skills to understand the suggested solution.

Can anyone provide a step by step instruction on the file to edit and the steps to take to correct the issue.

Re: BBCode List Crash

https://github.com/MioVisman/punbb

Download this archive: https://github.com/MioVisman/punbb/archive/master.zip
Unpack the archive to your website.
And make a new installation of the forum (since your forum has just been created, you should not have anything important there).

>Just installed PunBB 1.4.5 via Softaculous
Nobody supports version 1.4.5.

Parserus, UserAgentAnalyzer.
I speak only Russian  :P

Re: BBCode List Crash

Visman wrote:

Nobody supports version 1.4.5.

That's a worry when it appears as an official release on the PunBB site.

Up till now I've always relied on Softaculous as it will create the required database implement the appropriate version of PHP at my hosting service.

1.4.4 is not supposed to work with PHP7 :-(

4 (edited by Visman 2021-02-22 11:29)

Re: BBCode List Crash

My version supports both php 7, php 8, and mysql 8.

Version 1.4.5 has an unknown author, as punbb has long been abandoned by the development team.
https://punbb.informer.com/forums/topic … 72-and-74/

You use punbb at your own risk.

From the old forum engines I can recommend phpbb, there are both developers and communities.
Of the new ones - flarum, although they still keep it in beta.

Parserus, UserAgentAnalyzer.
I speak only Russian  :P

Re: BBCode List Crash

Most interesting! You make it sound as if someone has hijacked the main PunBB site.

In June last year I was searching for a small simple forum package and opted to try FluxBB. My hosting company provides the service available from Softaculous so until now I have never self-installed any PHP package, and have been particularly intimidated by those requiring a database.

Back then FluxBB had a more recent update than PunBB, but I never committed to it as I was unhappy with its display on mobile devices, even with the of the supposedly responsive themes. Last week I noticed that PunBB had been upgraded on Softaculous (probably just after I had been looking). It was then that I discovered that PunBB has a very respectable interface on mobile devices.

My forum will only be for a maximum of 12 users and very low traffic. It will just be a shared archive of various papers connected with a set of holiday cottages. You could say it might be better to use Dropbox or GoogleDrive - but I want to allow for some possible discussion that could be generated in the future.

I have now managed to use cPanel's MySQL Database Wizard for the first time and successfully installed your implementation of PunBB. I'll see how that goes!

The List bug is gone! smile

Thanks for all your help!

Re: BBCode List Crash

Visman wrote:

You use punbb at your own risk.

I recognise that is a concern. The same goes for FluxBB which I have also considered. As you say, Flarum remains in beta and looks as if it could be more difficult to install because of the additional dependencies.

Pun has an excellent responsive theme by default, which I give high importance, but Flux appears to be supported by more users, although that does seem to be dropping away currently. Of PunBB and FuxBbB which would you choose to adopt at this point?

From the old forum engines I can recommend phpbb, there are both developers and communities.

Of the bigger players, I like SMF because it has a similar facility to Pun and Flux for creating static pages that allows you to create a main web site with integrated forum, rather than a forum alone which, from what I've seen is all phpBB does.

Re: BBCode List Crash

Of PunBB and FuxBbB which would you choose to adopt at this point?

I wouldn't choose anything now.  There are no developers, support 1-2 people, will soon disappear smile

Parserus, UserAgentAnalyzer.
I speak only Russian  :P