[OJS-3.2.0] links appear without href in announcements


After having successfully upgraded our journal to OJS-3.2.0-3, we’re experiencing what seems to be a bug: in the announcements, links are being displayed as <a> elements without @href attribute.

For example: jTEI Issue 12 published | Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.

Even though all links do have proper targets, which do show up in the editor (and source) view when editing this announcement, all hrefs are being stripped from those links when the announcement is rendered on the website. This means that none of the links is functional to the end user.

This is a live site, so it would be nice to know if there are any workarounds, so we can get this fixed asap…



Hi @rvdb,

Check your allowed_html setting in config.inc.php to make sure it specifies the href attribute to the a element.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi @asmecher,

Many thanks for your quick help, that fixed it! Apologies for the oversight, for some reason we had non-default settings in our config.inc.php file.