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I've been watching the original plugin for a while now waiting for a 4.x update to become available and came to this topic to see if there was any news. Must say I'm quite disappointed to see that you've made it a separate purchase from the original plugin. We only purchased it a few months back because we had seen a commitment from yourself to update it to 4.x when that became available since we knew we were intending to update our community.

I do understand that there was probably a lot of effort involved in redoing the plugin for 4.x but for people who only bought the plugin recently it does feel like a bit of a slap in the face to have no upgrade option whatsoever without paying the full price (and then some) again. It would have been nice to have an option to "upgrade" from 3.x to 4.x for a discounted price, although I suspect the marketplace doesn't provide a way for you to do that.

I'll have to go and discuss with our members whether we still want the features offered by your plugin (which, for the record, has worked very well for us so far) or whether we're going to have to drop it as part of our 4.x migration.

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2 hours ago, danpaul88 said:

I've been watching the original plugin for a while now waiting for a 4.x update to become available and came to this topic to see if there was any news. Must say I'm quite disappointed to see that you've made it a separate purchase from the original plugin. We only purchased it a few months back because we had seen a commitment from yourself to update it to 4.x when that became available since we knew we were intending to update our community.

I'm sorry it worked out that way for you, but I've said from the beginning that the 4.x version would be a separate purchase. It's been four months now that the 4.x version has been available.

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Just a thought, you might want to add a note to indicate the 4.x version is available in the description for the 3.x version as that's where I had been checking for the update.

You're right in that it was simply bad timing for us and I expect there are others in a similar situation, I apologise for venting my frustration at the situation here. As an aside, after discussing this with a few people in our community it looks like we will be able to find the funds to update after all :)  I guess we get the benefit of the plugin having had 4 months of bug fixes and whatnot before we make the jump to IPS 4.0 now.

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52 minutes ago, Noni said:

Can you help / instruct me how to do it? Maybe others would appreciate this modification as well.

That's a bit technical, sorry. It would involve adding a new hook similar to the one for the category list, but probably grabbing the data differently. At any rate, it would take longer for me to do that than to just add it to the app. I'll see about that for a future release.

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On 10/12/2015, 5:50:25, danpaul88 said:

I've been watching the original plugin for a while now waiting for a 4.x update to become available and came to this topic to see if there was any news. Must say I'm quite disappointed to see that you've made it a separate purchase from the original plugin. We only purchased it a few months back because we had seen a commitment from yourself to update it to 4.x when that became available since we knew we were intending to update our community.

I do understand that there was probably a lot of effort involved in redoing the plugin for 4.x but for people who only bought the plugin recently it does feel like a bit of a slap in the face to have no upgrade option whatsoever without paying the full price (and then some) again. It would have been nice to have an option to "upgrade" from 3.x to 4.x for a discounted price, although I suspect the marketplace doesn't provide a way for you to do that.

I'll have to go and discuss with our members whether we still want the features offered by your plugin (which, for the record, has worked very well for us so far) or whether we're going to have to drop it as part of our 4.x migration.

I'll just say this because it hit a vein while I was developing an addon. I have no connection to Ryan other than being another purchaser of his addon. You're upset that your $17 (?) investment in an addon that you're using for IPS3 didn't also include more which unquestionably included "a lot of effort?" 

While I'd like to, I rarely share my own addons solely because of the grief I know I will receive by comments like this. I sincerely hope you consider that paying the meager amount you have for a plugin that adds a very necessary and omitted part of IPS3 is really a bargain, even though others may have been able to use it for an even longer period.. Discounted price... would a $2.17 difference make or break the classification of "worth it" from "slap in the face?"

I mention this because it's difficult enough to find good developers here. The last thing they need is to know that the hours, days and weeks spent developing which site owners don't see aren't appreciated. And Ryan has been great with support. I can't say that for several of the $40+ addons I purchased here that never worked half as well. We need to let developers know that making the effort will be worth it. Anyway, that's my thought. Hope you consider chipping in for the next effort and agree that it's an amazing value for the return.

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@Ryan H. meanwhile... i copied the html of the tags from the frontpage and inserted them in the forums description with a css class to hide it on the frontpage

voila! it works like a charm (http://www.pro-bike.ro/forums/forum/108-crema-motociclismului/)

Although this is a quick fix that came to my mind as soon as you answered.. later... i see this functionality working even better, here's how:

In the forum topic list, those tags in the description could filter the topics on the spot through ajax. I believe i mentioned this sort of filtering in another suggestion.

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@Ryan H., another question.

Can you adjust the tags and prefixes functionality for the downloads section as well?

On my forum i have a ton of downloadable manuals that need to be tagged and more easily searched after. I have them structured in many categories now, but i don't really like the way they are organized. It would be way easier to sort them after tags and prefixes.

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1 hour ago, Noni said:

Although this is a quick fix that came to my mind as soon as you answered.. later... i see this functionality working even better, here's how:

In the forum topic list, those tags in the description could filter the topics on the spot through ajax. I believe i mentioned this sort of filtering in another suggestion.

Filtering topics in-place would be quite invasive in 3.x. I've looked into it before. I have no plans to add such a feature.

1 hour ago, Noni said:

@Ryan H., another question.

Can you adjust the tags and prefixes functionality for the downloads section as well?

On my forum i have a ton of downloadable manuals that need to be tagged and more easily searched after. I have them structured in many categories now, but i don't really like the way they are organized. It would be way easier to sort them after tags and prefixes.

I will not be adding tags/prefixes support to any app that does not already have it.

Be aware that this 3.x version is just under maintenance and support at this point, like IPB 3.x itself. I have no plans expand it at this point. There's a separate version for 4.x that I'm focusing development efforts on. Looks like you are running 3.x, so you're in the right place, but for the record, the support topic for 4.x is over here: https://community.invisionpower.com/topic/416840-advanced-tags-prefixes-ips-4x/

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On 2/28/2016 at 5:49 PM, SardiniaNET said:

Hello.

Please can you help me with this mod?

1) How can change the font color in the line <span class="ipsBadge" style="background:red;"> ?

2) How I can insert icons instead text?

 

Thank you!

It's all about HTML and CSS in the formatting prefix/suffix fields. If you don't know anything about them, you should look up the basics.

1. To change color, change that line to: <span class="ipsBadge" style="background:red;color:yellow;"> (replace yellow with valid color of your choice)

2. To use an icon instead, change the prefix to: <img src="http://your.image.com/url.png" alt="alt text" /> -then remove the suffix entirely (blank field), and change the 'display text' setting to no.

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2 hours ago, Draffi said:

Pre-Sales question:

Is there ANY way, to show prefixes for IP.Downloads (v3.4.6)?

I was reading, that i need to create a prefix with the same name, for to show up. How can i do this (automatic topic creation, when uploading...)

I'm sorry, I don't understand the question. I don't own or use Downloads, though, so that doesn't help.

Basically, anywhere prefixes already show up by default, they'll still show up, and you can style/replace them.

If you're asking about adding prefixes to auto-generated downloads topics, unless IPS itself supports that, no, you won't be able to do that.

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I installed this mod today and I can't get it to work the way I want so I am thinking now maybe it can't do it.   Say I have predefined tags T1,T2, T3 and prefixes P1,P2 and P3.  I don't want the users to be able to use tags as prefixes and prefixes as tags.

This works one way, my tags cannot be used as prefixes but the prefixes can be used as tags which, for my case defeats the purpose.  I want to use the prefixes as a status so a topic can either be P1, P2 or P3, it cannot be a combination of 2 or 3 but it's confusing for the reader if the topic starter uses P1 as a prefix and then P2 as a tag.  The readers will not know the status of the topic.

Is there a way I can prevent the users from using Prefixes as tags ?

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2 hours ago, EricGagne said:

I installed this mod today and I can't get it to work the way I want so I am thinking now maybe it can't do it.   Say I have predefined tags T1,T2, T3 and prefixes P1,P2 and P3.  I don't want the users to be able to use tags as prefixes and prefixes as tags.

This works one way, my tags cannot be used as prefixes but the prefixes can be used as tags which, for my case defeats the purpose.  I want to use the prefixes as a status so a topic can either be P1, P2 or P3, it cannot be a combination of 2 or 3 but it's confusing for the reader if the topic starter uses P1 as a prefix and then P2 as a tag.  The readers will not know the status of the topic.

Is there a way I can prevent the users from using Prefixes as tags ?

I'm afraid not, sorry. IP.Board doesn't really see a distinction between them. I was able to work around that with a different architecture for the 4.x version, but 3.x doesn't allow the approach I used there. As it stands, any prefixes available can also be used as tags, if tags are enabled on the forum in question.

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Hi, 

Just bought this application and messed up things.

Could please someone tell me how can I manually unninstall this application? During installation theres was an interruption and now I cannot remove using ipboard or reinstall.

What should I do?

Thanks in advance

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On 8/21/2016 at 6:38 AM, brlight said:

Hi, 

Just bought this application and messed up things.

Could please someone tell me how can I manually unninstall this application? During installation theres was an interruption and now I cannot remove using ipboard or reinstall.

What should I do?

Thanks in advance

 

On 8/27/2016 at 3:05 AM, brlight said:

It´s been almost a week and still no answer to my question, I was expecting a better support from a paid appilication, Author was online but completly ignore my msg and post......great job!

I missed the notification in the midst of several others at the same time. I have not received any message from you.

Frankly, I haven't touched 3.x in years, and you haven't given me much info in terms of what is actually wrong. If you can PM me ACP and FTP login details, though, I'll see what I can do. Send any creds via https://privnote.com

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