phpLB Mod :: How to enable longer category descriptions

In another post i will show you how writing category descriptions can increase your traffic and submissions. Everyone should be writing unique descriptions for their category pages in phpLB, but there is a small problem that prevents people from doing so. The descriptions can only be 255 characters long. This is a problem as you need to write more for an effective description. To enable longer descriptions, do the following:


Open up phpmyadmin for the database used on your directory.Go to the SQL page.

In the box, type :

ALTER TABLE `tbl_categories` CHANGE `cat_description` `cat_description` TEXT

Click Go.


This will change the description field to variable length, rather than fixed length. It will allow you to write nice long descriptions without a limit being placed on them.

Hope you found this useful.

~Mike

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