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  • Our picks

    • 4.5: Blog Categories

      Ever since Invision Community 4.x was launched you have been asking for the ability to categorize blogs in your community.

      We heard you load and clear, but sometimes when a feature sounds straightforward, it requires some re-engineering of the framework. Because users in your community can create both blog entries and their own blogs to hold these entries, this was one of those areas.

      Starting with Invision Community 4.5 I’m pleased to announce that it is now possible for blog authors to categorize their blog entries and it's now possible for administrators to categories blogs.
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    • Invision Community: A decade in review
      "When the clocks strike midnight on New Year's Eve, we will enter the third decade of producing Invision Community.

      A lot has changed since we set up in 2002. Our team has grown and our product matured. In a world where online startups explode and die within a few years, we're something of an anomaly.

      We still have the same love and passion for creating the very best tools to build a community, and we have always ensured that Invision Community is in touch with modern demands.

      This decade has seen Invision Community go from strength to strength. In 2010 we were one of many forum systems catering to smaller niche audiences. In 2019 we're powering discussion for many international and well-known brands.

      But first, let us climb inside our Delorean, rewind the clock to 2010 and start from the beginning."

      Join Matt as he takes a look back over the past ten years in an honest (and sometimes brutal) review.
    • 4.5: Club Improvements Roundup
      Almost every single day, we receive feedback on our popular clubs feature. Some of the requests are big in scope, and some a little smaller.

      Following on from our previous blog entry for Club Pages, we’re pleased to announce a collection of smaller, but no less useful improvements.
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    • 4.5: Invites and Referrals

      Invision Community has supported member referrals via the Commerce app for many years.

      Community owners have been able to see at a glance who is spreading the word and members have received the kudos associated with a growing referral count in return.

      When planning Invision Community 4.5 we saw that this feature had the potential to be so much more… So what have we done to improve it?
    • 4.5: RSS Feed improvements

      You'd be forgiven for thinking that RSS feeds belong in some bygone era of the web where Netscape was king and getting online meant listening to your modem scream at your phone line.

      There's certainly a lot of newer web technologies to share data, but the venerable RSS feed still has a place.

      Invision Community has supported RSS feed importing and exporting for a very long time now; however, it has been restricted to just Forums and Blogs.

      Importing an RSS feed is a simple way to populate content on your community. It's even a great way to share content to and from your site without creating blocks or writing custom code.

      Invision Community 4.5 now centralizes RSS feed importing, so it is available for Forums, Blogs and Pages.
      • 10 replies
    • 4.5: Club Pages

      Without a doubt, clubs is one of the most popular features added to Invision Community in recent times.

      Invision Community clubs allows you to run sub-communities on your site. We've seen clubs used in many ways, including managing geographically local groups and clan groups for large gaming sites.

      This popularity drives us to keep incrementally improving the feature set for clubs, and Invision Community 4.5 is no different.

      One thing that was raised many times was a way for club owners and leaders to create simple pages with general information members need.

      Happily, in Invision Community 4.5, this feature now exists (and more!)
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