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How can I make the description longer than 120 characters longer?
can you specify which description you are talking about?
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I am trying to add a new category and the description that I am trying to enter is too long. How can I make that description longer to allow more characters?
And where do I go to change this? I'm logged in as an admin > gone to dashboard > floodcontrol > and changed the default from 8,000 to 14,000. However I still get the same error message "Description is X characters too long."
How can I change the category description length?
There is no way to do this in the application.
If I can't do it that way, than can I manually login to the FTP server and edit a file and change it that way?
You'll have to execute this to your database (through MySQL command line or phpMyadmin):
ALTER TABLE GDN_Category MODIFY Description VARCHAR(1000)
This assumes that your the Vanilla prefix is GDN_ and you want a maximum of 1000 characters in the Category description (versus the default of 500). Edit accordingly to fit your needs.