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Community Enhancements

  1. About Enhancements

    In addition to the standard features of the suite, Invision Community Suite provides a variety of ways in which to add enhancements to your platform, and indeed customisazations from 3rd party providers.  For example adding giphy support, or adding google map support for your calendars.   Community Enhancements Community Enhancements are items which are provided by the suite as standard, to allow you to integrate into external items. You can see and add these in the follow
  2. Facebook Pixel

    What is Facebook pixel? The Facebook pixel is an analytics tool that allows you to measure the effectiveness of your advertising by understanding the actions people take on your website. You can use pixel data to: Make sure your ads are being shown to the right people Build advertising audiences Unlock additional Facebook advertising tools The Invision Community platform allows you to set up facebook pixel, by simply adding your pixel ID into the platform.
  3. Mapbox

    What is Mapbox used for? Enabling integration with Mapbox provides autocomplete functionality when a user enters an address (which is particularly useful if you are using the Commerce application) and can display maps when looking at IP addresses and elsewhere. This is an alternative to the preferred googlemaps enhancement, where google maps may not be an option. Creating a Mapbox Key In order to create a Mapbox API key, you will first need to create a Mapbox account on
  4. Adding 3rd Party Content

    Whilst the IPS4 product provides most of the functionality that you will need, there may be niche items that you would like to add to your site. Our marketplace contains many 3rd party plugins and applications that you can install on your site to add functionality. Applications will generally add new areas to your site, while plugins will tend more to add to existing areas on your site. Warning 3rd Party applications and plugins are not supported by IPS and are used
  5. Google Map Integration

    Enabling integration with Google Maps provides autocomplete functionality when a user enters an address (which is particularly useful if you are using the Commerce application) and can display maps when looking at IP addresses and elsewhere. Warning You need to enable three different API services. Make sure you follow all of the following instructions carefully. To enable Google Maps integration: Go to the Google Developers Console and sign in if you
  6. Pixabay

    What is Pixabay? Pixabay is a stock image site with over a million images, which require no attribution and are not hampered by the usual copyright issues. We have integrated this, using their API, into many areas of the suite, so you can add these at the click of a button. Where can I use this? Pixabay integration can be used in any location that you can upload, provided you have permissions set to do so within your group permissions. This includes (but not restricted t
  7. Zapier

    What is Zapier? Zapier is a no-code solution to connect your Invision Community with other apps, such as Mailchimp, Google Docs, Facebook, Twitter and more. It allows you to trigger actions when new content is added to your Invision Community, and allows Invision Community to trigger actions when other apps receive data. For example, you may choose to add a newly registered member to a Mailchimp list, or send an alert to Slack when a topic is added in a specific forum. This guid
  8. Giphy

    What is Giphy Integration? Giphy integration will allow your users to click and select GIF images, directly from the editor. This will pull and search gifs on the popular Giphy platform, allowing for ease of use, and expression through short media videos The Invision Community platform allows you to set up giphy integration, by simply adding your giphy API key into the platform, requiring no coding knowledge to add. Adding Giphy to your site You can switch on Giphy
  9. EasyPost

    What is EasyPost? Enabling integration with EasyPost provides direct API access to shipping and logistics, when a user purchases a physical item. This allows for items to be priced based on the current price to ship an item, direct from the supplier of that service. Creating a EasyPost Key In order to create a EasyPost API key, you will first need to create an EasyPost account on their website. Once logged in, click the API link shown in the left bar, as shown in th
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