BBCode in WP Comments?

Hi everyone,

I’m trying to work out the best way to go about this. At the moment, I’m working with a site based around WordPress + bbPress., with the GD bbPress Tools plugin to give me some extra stuff. It seems that bbcode works fine in the forums, however I would like to get it working with post comments as well.

Now it appears that in the GDTools plugin, I have the option to allow processing of bbcode outside of the forums but when testing with some common stuff (eg \[b\] \[/b\]) it doesn’t seem to want to work for me.

It does seem there are a small spattering of plugins that allow me to add this, but many of them haven’t been updated in over a decade – I’m hesitant to try one of these given their age and that they’re not tested on modern versions of WordPress. It may end up that’s the best way forward, but if there are other ways to do it, I’d rather look at those first.

So I’m wondering if anyone has crossed this bridge in the past and worked out a way to tackle it?


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