If you are running the phpBB forums on your website, you may want to take advantage of the word censoring option to keep your forums clean. If you are the only admin and your forums are getting a lot of hits, it will be hard for you to keep up. To make things easier on you, try using the word censoring option. Using this option will replace any word with what you have added to the database. So, you can keep your forums clean by taking a few minutes and set up your word censor options. If you need help with this, you can continue reading and I will show you where to go and how to go about censoring words on your forums.
Where to Find Your Word Censoring Options
After you login as the admin, you will need to continue to the ACP. Which is the admin control panel, but it will say “Continue to ACP”, and you can click the link. Once you are in the forums control panel, you will be in the General section of the admin area. You will need to make your way to the Posting section. You can get to this section by clicking the Posting tab at the top of your admin area.
In the Posting section, you will see the options in your left panel. Browse through the options until you find the Word Censoring option. Load this section by clicking that link. When the page reloads, you will be on the Word Censoring page. Continue below for help on censoring words on your phpBB forums.
Censoring Words in phpBB
On the right side of the page, you will see the Add Word button. Click that button to get started. On the next page, you can enter the word you want to censor and the word you want to replace it with. So, in the top field, type the word you do not want allowed on the forums. In the second field, type what you want to replace the above word with. For example, if you do not want to allow Viagra on your forums, type that in the first field. In the second field, you can type something like ##**** to replace it. When you are ready to add your first word, click the Submit button. Your word will be added and you will be redirected to the word censoring page. You can add another word by clicking the Add button again and repeating the above steps.
Editing Censored Words in phpBB
You can edit the words you have censored at any time. Go to the word censoring page and you will see the words you have censored. In the Action column, you will see the edit icon and the delete icon. To delete the word, click the Delete icon. To edit the word, click the Edit icon and you can edit what you need to and save it.