PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

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PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by ericnyamu1 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:02 pm

Hey,

phppbb is a very nice software with one problem.i doesnot allow text to be paragraphed.when i format a block of text with paragraphs i.e the first line of text in the block of text is some inches away from the left margin like how a normal paragraph should be when i publish the articles phpbb software changes the paragraphed text into spaced blocks of text.that isnot how a paragraph is in normal english.look at the below photo.You can do this experiment yourself try writing post with paragraphs then hit submit and see if the final post will still have paragraphs on it.i hope this bug will be rectified
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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by Mick » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:19 pm

The phpBB text editor is not a word processor (and definitely not WYSIWYG) BBCodes are used for layout and punctuation but, having said that, I don’t see any issues with your paragraphs, they look fine to me.

Are you talking about indents?
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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by david63 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:31 pm

Using a blank line to indicate the start of a paragraph, as opposed to indenting the first line, has been normal business practice for many years - you only need one or the other.
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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by Ger » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:26 pm

Are you talking about text-indent? If so, you could just apply that to your stylesheet in the desired places.

Most of the time however it's not used on screen texts, just on printed texts AFAIK.
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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by Mick » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:27 pm

david63 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:31 pm
has been normal business practice for many years
Ger wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:26 pm
just on printed texts AFAIK
Since typewriter days probably.
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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by stevemaury » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:28 am

No indents is called "Full block". It has been the standard in business writing for at least 45 years.
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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by Brf » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:31 am

ericnyamu1 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:02 pm
phpbb software changes the paragraphed text
PhpBB is not changing anything. Your web browser ignores white-space in HTML. Your indents are white-space, so they are ignored.

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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by AmigoJack » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:14 am

Likewise you can't have multiple spaces - interpreted in HTML they only render as one, which has been practiced since HTML was released in 1993. Type the following and preview how it will be rendered:

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text           with         multiple       spaces
Now do the same by preceding said text with [code] and appending [/code] at the end. This is called unfolded, and it is the exception, not the default.
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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by ericnyamu1 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:31 pm

Brf wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:31 am
ericnyamu1 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:02 pm
phpbb software changes the paragraphed text
PhpBB is not changing anything. Your web browser ignores white-space in HTML. Your indents are white-space, so they are ignored.
so how should i make a paragraph when i am on the phpbb3 editor ?

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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by Mick » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:24 pm

Do you mean with an indented first line? Otherwise I can’t see what’s wrong with the example you posted earlier.
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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by Dog Cow » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 pm

Mick wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:24 pm
Do you mean with an indented first line?
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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by Brf » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:05 pm

No clue. Visiting a dozen news websites I do not see any indented paragraphs.

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Post by Dog Cow » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:07 pm

Brf wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:05 pm
No clue. Visiting a dozen news websites I do not see any indented paragraphs.
I don't think the OP cares what other sites look like; he just wants indented paragraphs on his site. :)
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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:52 pm

you need a bbcode.
create a custom bbcode.

bbcode: [indent][/indent]
html replacement: <span style="margin-left: 30px;"></span>

useage: click the indent bbcode button and then move your cursor out of the bbcode and start typing.

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Re: PHPbb 3.2 doesnot accept paragraphs

Post by Ger » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:46 am

Or simply do as I wrote earlier and let CSS handle this. Open up your theme's content.css and look for

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.postbody .content {
And add below:

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    text-indent: 50px;
That handles it for everyone writing posts on your board.
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