HTML encoding issue
First, I'd like to say hi to the Vanilla forum community. I just imported a PHPBB3 forum into Vanilla 18.104.22.168 and found a lot of useful info here, thanks! Also, the software is fantastic! I'm looking forward to going live with our new Vanilla forum.
One issue I haven't been able to resolve is how Vanilla displays raw HTML in posts. My PHPBB forum was setup to allow the admin to post HTML, so I have hundreds of posts with raw html. When, I look in the database, the HTML was stored using Unicode special characters.
So, for example, if a post has HTML in the database using special characters, it will just display to users showing the encoded HTML tags.
So, how do I configure Vanilla to display the Unicode HTML correctly? PHPBB never had this issue, so I'm not sure what's different about how Vanilla displays HTML. I suppose I could use the brute force method of just replacing all the Unicode special characters with their UTF8 equivalents. But, I was hoping there was a more elegant way to do this.
I checked, and the HTMLAW plugin is active. I also tried turning it off, along with HTML purifier, but neither made a difference. I turned all other plugins off, including quotes and other display related plugins, but still had the same issue.
Does anyone have a solution?
Thanks in advance for your help,