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Group Colors on User Links 16


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With Invision Community 4.4 this plugin is ALMOST no longer needed!

1) Install or upgrade this plugin to V14 (or higher).

2) Go to the Admin Control Panel - Members - Profiles - Profile Settings Tab, scroll to the bottom of the page:


Set that to global and save. That should tackle 99% of what this plugin did before.

3) Version 16 adds in settings options to apply to profile page header and member hovercards.




4) Version 15 adds in the messenger conversation participants block.



3) Version 14 only forces through formatting on forum posts. I will add more exceptions not covered by the global toggle in the ACP as we find them.



For 4.3.6 and lower:

This plugin forces most user links throughout the Invision Community to display member group color/formatting.

This applies in all places where the \IPS\Member object is used to produce links to a member.

Your user name in the cover photo and also on profile hovercards (when you cursor over a username/photo and the mini profile appears) remain un-formatted and probably should remain that way as background images will nearly always conflict with the group formatted color and should remain white. See below.


If you are wondering why some areas do not have formatted names and others do that is because there are many different ways the userlink is created throughout the suite. If the IPS\Member object is used the group color will be applied automatically. In EVERY other instance additional coding is required. Sometimes easy, other times not. 

Search and Stream Results are particularly challenging as they actually involve language files with variable passed directly to the language construct. As is right now you will see Search and Stream Results do have group formatting applied but the trailing possessive does not - i.e. Fate's topic. There may be away around this but it will require new language bits and that means translations and so on...

Version 12 is 4.3 compatible and FREE - find it attached below.

Version 11 is the last compatible version for 4.2 and is also FREE - find it attached below. 

Both version 11 and 12 are no longer supported! Version 13 and onward is paid and supported (as far as future Invision Community system changes will allow me)

FREE Group Color on User Link 12 - 4.3 only.xml

FREE Group Color on User Link 11 - 4.2 only.xml


What's New in Version 14   See changelog


  • For 4.4 only!
  • Toggle the now built-in global group formatting option to ON in the ACP (see support topic if you can't find it)
  • This plugin now just forces the formatting on forum posts - post authors. Will add any more exceptions not covered by the global option as needed.

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Why on earth are there no reviews for this excellent and very cheap plug-in.

It's great. Installs easily. Works automatically. Adds a greater sense of identity to group membership. It's cheap


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