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  1. 43 points
    Mark

    4.3: AdminCP Member Profiles

    Viewing and editing a member is probably one of the most frequently used features of the AdminCP. With the design unchanged for many years, and the tabbed interface starting to grow unwieldy, it was due for some love. We have not only dramatically improved the design but added many new features. New AdminCP Member Page Let's look at some of the improvements: Easy Toggle between Member and Customer View If you have Commerce installed, you can now toggle between "Member View" (which shows the screen above) and "Customer View" (which shows the current customer page in Commerce with the user's purchases, invoices, etc.). This makes it much easier to view all of a member's information in one place. If you don't have Commerce installed, the top tab bar will not show. Basic Information The pane in the top-left shows the member's basic information like name, email address and photos. You can now reposition a member's cover photo and crop the profile photo (functions previously not available in the AdminCP). To change the display name or email address, you just click and hold on the information and a textbox appears. The buttons below allow you to merge, delete, sign in as, and edit the preferences or password for the member. Basic Member Information Pane In addition, this pane lists any social networks the user is logged in with. It shows you the member's profile photo and profile name on that network (for example in this screenshot, it is showing my Facebook profile's photo and name) and for many networks you can click on this to be taken directly to their Facebook/Twitter/etc profile. You can also edit the syncing options for the method and unlink the accounts, features which weren't available previously. If you have Commerce installed, there is also an indicator if the user has an active subscription. A member with an active subscription Alerts If a member is validating, banned, flagged as a spammer, or locked, a large banner will display drawing your attention to this. For validating and banned, it will explain exactly what the status is (for example, if they haven't responded to the validation email yet versus they are awaiting admin approval, or if they have been banned manually versus are in a group without permission to access anything). A member that has been locked Other possible alerts Locations & Devices This pane shows you, on a map, all of the locations the user has been when using the community (based on their IP address) as well as the IP address they used to register and most recently. IP Address Locations While the devices tab shows the most recently used devices. Recently Used Devices Content Statistics Right in the middle of the profile you can see some statistics about the member's activity. This includes: A sparkline graph of their recent content. Their content count and reputation count (with tools to manually change or rebuild). A breakdown of the amount of content they have made across all applications. A visual indication of how much of their messenger and attachment storage they have used. If Gallery and Downloads are installed, the existing statistics overview provided by these apps are also available here. Content Statistics Warnings & Restrictions This block shows recent warnings on the account, and also highlights if any restrictions (i.e. content moderation, restricted from posting, or application-level restrictions) are being applied, which previously was difficult to see at a glance. Warnings & Restrictions Block for an account which has content moderation in effect Account Activity On the right is a pane which shows all of the latest account activity. While this was available in previous versions (called "Member History") we have made some significant improvements: The number of things that get logged has been significantly expanded. We now log photo changes, group changes, when a new device is used to login, if an account is locked (by failed logins or failed two factor authentication attempts) or unlocked, password/email/display name changes, when a user links or unlinks a social network login method, initial registration and validation, merges, being flagged/unflagged as a spammer, receiving/acknowledging/revoking a warning, restrictions being applied, two factor authentication being enabled/disabled/changed, an OAuth token being issued if Invision Community is being used as an OAuth Server, enabling/disabling receiving bulk mails, and accepting the privacy policy / terms and conditions, as well as all of the Commerce-related information that is already logged. Much more information is now shown such as who made the change (i.e. an admin, the user themselves, or if it was changed by the REST API or syncing with a social network) and how the change was made (for example, for a password change - if the user used the "Forgot Password" tool or changed it in their Account Settings) and what the data was before and after. This includes being aware of if the change was made by an admin after using the "Sign in as User" tool. You can now filter what information you are seeing to quickly find what you are looking for. Recent Account Activity Extensibility The new profile has been designed with extensibility in mind. Third party developers can easily add new blocks our even entire new tabs. Any apps/plugins which are currently adding a tab to the "Edit Member" form will retain backwards compatibility with their tab continuing to appear when clicking the "Edit Preferences" button in the basic account information pane.
  2. 40 points
    Matt

    Happy 16th Birthday To Us!

    This month, we turn sweet sixteen! We made our own card this year. I know, it's hard to believe with our youthful looks and energetic personalities, but it's true. Charles and I have known each other longer than I've known my own children and we still make each other laugh on a daily basis. Over the past 16 years we've seen a lot of trends come and go. When we started, AOL dial-up was the preferred method of choice (and probably the only method of choice). Compuserve were flying high and I think I'll stop this walk down memory lane before I turn into my own grandfather and start talking about how things were better in my day. A lot has changed. We've seen the rise of social media and how it disrupted habits. We've seen MP3 players become iPods, and iPods become iPhones and iPhones become iPads (other digital devices are also available). It's crazy to think that our company pre-dates Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Click on this image to see it unless you have excellent eyesight We're still here because we are always innovating and adapting. The software we're working on right now is vastly different from the one we started out with. And that is how it should be. We listen to our customers and we implement the great ideas. Of course, we'd not have lasted a year without our customers. We're genuinely thrilled to still be doing a job we love and serving customers who have trusted their community with us. Thank you all for choosing us and we're looking forward to the next 16 years.
  3. 39 points
    We have a very important announcement to make! There are times where you need to get the attention of your visitors. You might be closed on certain days of the year, performing server maintenance (if you are consider our Cloud Plans, they're excellent) or running a competition. Invision Community has always had an announcements feature baked in, but we felt it could be improved. Okay, maybe this feature isn't as flashy as some of the others we're introducing in 4.3, but these useful features should make managing your community easier. The new look announcement feature replaces the old widgets enabling you to display customisable announcements in any of the following locations; Top of the page Above the page content In the sidebar The three new announcement locations Each location has some slightly different features; the page top banner is dismissible by the member if they no longer want to see it, whereas the banner above the content and the sidebar announcements cannot be dismissed. Most of the original customisable features are still available, including the ability to select which applications and pages show certain announcements and which member groups can see them. Combining this with the three new locations gives you much more flexibility for different types of announcements and we've also included the option to customise the color of the announcement. New customisable options The announcements have also been improved to contain more information. Rather than showing an unformatted snippet along side the title, announcements can now be tapped to open a modal showing any further details. Modal showing announcement content We hope you'll enjoy these useful improvements in Invision Community 4.3. Stay tuned for further announcements (pun intended)!
  4. 36 points
    Mark

    4.3: Videos

    Videos are everywhere. We shoot them on our smart phones, share them to social media, messengers and more. Up until now, the only way to share a video to Invision Community was to use a service like YouTube or Vimeo. If you uploaded a video file it would be treated like an attachment, and if the user clicked the link it would download it to their computer. In Invision Community 4.3 we've improved this. Now if you upload a video file (mp4/3gp/mov/ogg/ogv/mpg/mpeg/flv/webm/wmv/avi/m4v), it will embed similarly to an image. Uploading a video When viewing an uploaded video, if it is in a format that the user's browser and platform natively supports, it will show an embedded player. This will have all of the features supported by the operating system - for example, almost all browsers support fullscreen, and Safari supports Airplay and picture in picture. An uploaded video If the video is in a format not supported, it displays exactly as it does now - as a download link. An uploaded video in a browser without playback support for that format
  5. 34 points
    We've recently spoken about how we've brought our Gallery and Blog apps up to date with interface overhauls to bring them inline with the high standards our customers expect. Keeping this in mind, we're thrilled to announce that we've taken Commerce right back to 2009. This needs an explanation. Way back in 2009, Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President. Minecraft was put into beta, Slumdog Millionaire was released to critical praise and we had a product called IP.Subscriptions. IP.Subscriptions was a lightweight member subscriptions manager that allowed members to purchase elevated permissions via a user group upgrade. It was a fine little app. However, on the horizon we had a brand new eCommerce app in development. Then called Nexus, now called Commerce (we took months to come up with that). It made sense for us to merge the products into one app given they both had overlapping functionality. They both could create packages to promote members to a new user group. Commerce was much more developed as an invoicing and billing system. Everyone was happy. Almost. Commerce has grown to be an incredibly powerful app. It can sell anything from physical products like t-shirts, to digital products such as license keys and it can even manage your hosting set-up. We use it for our support and billing systems, so we know how robust it is. While it's an incredibly powerful commerce system, setting up basic subscriptions packages became a little more complex. Over the past few years we've received a lot of feedback on this. We've listened. Commerce Member Subscriptions We've built a brand new section into Commerce specifically for membership subscriptions. Let's take a look at this in more detail. On the front end, there's a very clear and easy to understand page for membership subscriptions. The main subscriptions interface Here you can see all the available packages, which one you're currently subscribed to and the upgrade and downgrade options. A simple way to upgrade There's several choices for costing upgrades in the Admin CP, here we have chosen to charge the difference between packages. Get to your subscriptions easily Your subscriptions are easily found in the user menu. If the Admin allows, the package you're subscribed to appears as a badge on your profile. There's also a little widget showing the packages which you can drag and drop to the sidebar for an additional prompt for non-subscribers. This gives Invision Community a very clear and easy to understand interface for subscriptions which lives outside of the Commerce store and its packages. Now, let's dive into the Admin CP The main engine for this feature is the package list. This is in a separate area within Commerce. The list also shows the number of currently active and inactive subscribers. This links to the list of subscribers. Other than Bob having a total nightmare, you can easily view which members are currently active. The buttons link you to the Commerce invoice and purchase. If you wish to add a member to a subscription without charging them (you generous soul, you), then that is easily possible. Creating a new subscription package is very straight forward. We've built a new form which is stripped down to the fundamental items you'll need for a subscription. As you would expect, there are several settings to control the system. A few things worth mentioning here: You can force new members to purchase a subscription on sign-up You can show or hide the profile badge indicating which package they purchased. You can choose to allow upgrades or downgrades. You can choose how you'd like to charge for upgrades or downgrades Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback over the years. We're really pleased to present this new feature and hope that it'll make your daily lives just a little easier. Let us know what you think!
  6. 29 points
    A picture says a thousand words, they say. If getting those pictures online is troublesome, some of those words might be a little choice. Gallery has been an integral part of our community suite for just about as long as T1 Tech Mark Higgins can remember (and he has many years of memories). It has seen many interfaces changes as the years have rolled by. The most recent version received a fair amount to feedback on usability. We've listened. We've re-engineered most of Gallery's key interfaces to make uploading new images to your community frictionless. Lets take a look through the major changes. Improved submission process Submitting images has to be simple or else users will give up and your gallery will be underutilized. We have spent a lot of time simplifying and speeding up the submissions process for your users. The first thing that will be noticed is that the submission process is not presented as a wizard anymore, and the choice to submit to a category or album has been significantly cleaned up and simplified. Choosing a container Here, I have chosen the category I wish to submit to, so now I am asked if I want to submit directly to the category, if I want to create a new album, or if I want to submit to an existing album. Choosing one of those last two options will load the appropriate forms to create an album or select an existing album, respectively. Afterwards, the modal expands to full screen and you will naturally select your images next, and there's a lot to talk about here. Overhauled submission interface First and foremost, the interface has changed significantly to both simplify the UI and to make actually using the interface easier. When you click on an image, the form is loaded to the right immediately without an AJAX request needed to fetch the form. In addition to quickly setting the credit and copyright information for all images at once, you can now set the tags for all images quickly and easily without having to edit each image individually. Images support drag n drop reordering in the uploader here, which means that you can drag n drop images to different positions to control their order. Many users previously would name images "Image 1", "Image 2", and so on, and then set their albums to order images by name in order to control the order the images were displayed in. This is no longer necessary now that you can manually reposition the images. The default description editor is a pared down textarea box, but you can still use the rich text editor if you wish. The ability to enable maps for geo-encoded images and to upload thumbnails for videos is still supported as well, and those options will show up when appropriate in the right hand panel. The 100 image per submission limit has also been lifted. You can now upload many more images in one go with no hard limit imposed. Upon clicking submit images, you will see the typical multiredirector to store all of your images, however you will notice that it processes much faster than it did in 4.2 and below. Better submission control Administrators can now configure categories such that can accept only images, only albums, or both. This means you can now create categories that cannot be submitted to directly, and you can create categories that albums cannot be used with. This is a feature that has been oft-requested since the release of 4.0, and we are happy to report that it will be available in our next release. Additionally, album creators (if permitted) can also now create shared albums. When you create a new album, you can now specify (under the Privacy menu) who can submit to the album, with your available options being: Only me Anyone Only the users I specify Only the groups I specify Prior to 4.3, albums have always been owned by one user and only that user could submit to them. Invision Community 4.3 will open up albums so that anyone can submit to them, dependent upon the album creator's preferences and needs. The choice is yours as to who can submit to your albums New image navigation Another major change with Gallery 4.3 is that clicking an image now launches that image in a lightbox to view it and interact with it. This lightbox is context-aware, allowing you to visit the next and previous images in the listing, whether that is a category or album listing, or the featured images or new images listings on the Gallery homepage, for example. The new image lightbox Firstly, I will note that you are seeing the image here with my mouse cursor over the image area, exposing the title, tags, and some various buttons. When you mouse away from the image those overlays fade away to highlight the image itself better. As you can see, you can navigate left and right here to view the next and previous image in this context, and you can otherwise interact with the image as you would have if you had visited the older-style image view page (including the ability to rate, review and comment). The new Gallery release will introduce a new advertisement location in the right hand column to allow you to show advertisements, even in the lightbox. If you follow a link to a full image view page, the lightbox will automatically launch when the page loads, still allowing you to interact in a familiar manner. Additionally, if you move through enough images in the lightbox to reach a new page (for example, if you click on the last image in the album listing and then click on the next image button), the listing itself behind the lightbox will update for easier usability if the user closes the lightbox. One final thing to note is that the interface has been made more mobile friendly, particularly through the introduction of swiping support. You can swipe left and right in the lightbox, and in image carousels, to see the next and previous images. Notable performance improvements As we mentioned at the beginning, we recognize there is a balance between performance, usability, and attractiveness, particularly with regards to an image Gallery. For that reason, we have made Gallery's performance a major focus in 4.3, and have implemented some changes that bring with them a noticeable performance improvement. Firstly, we have adjusted the software to only store two copies of an image (in addition to the original), instead of four. In previous versions, we stored a thumbnail, a small copy, a medium copy and a large copy of an image, all of which arbitrarily sized and designed to best meet our layout needs without showing an image too large or too small in a given space. We have simplified this vastly by storing a slightly larger "small" image, and storing a large copy. Diskspace usage is reduced dramatically as a result, and bandwidth usage is actually lowered as well since only two copies of an image need to be delivered to the browser instead of four. Next, we have implemented prefetching of the 'next' and 'previous' pages when you launch the lightbox image view. This means that when a user navigates to the next image in the lightbox, it loads immediately instead of waiting for the content to be fetched from the server. From a UX perspective, this provides a much snappier and responsive interface, making users more apt to interact with the site. We have additionally sped up the submission process as previously mentioned. The order of execution for certain events that must happen during submission has been moved around a bit, resulting in a faster experience for the end user actually submitting the images. Because we know the details matter, we have implemented other smaller improvements as well. For example, the link to rebuild images in the AdminCP previously resulted in a redirect process that rebuilt the images while you waited, but now a background task is launched so that you can continue with what you were doing while the images get rebuilt in the background. From start to finish, the Gallery UI and UX has been touched on and improved, and we hope you enjoy these improvements when you start using the new version.
  7. 26 points
    "The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data", the Economist wrote recently. Invision Community software stores a lot of important data that can be leveraged to analyze and improve upon the traffic and interactions with your site. While there are some various statistics tools in the AdminCP already, we spent some time with 4.3 enhancing and improving upon our existing reporting tools, as well as adding some new analytics tools you may find useful. Chart Filters Beginning with 4.3, any dynamically-generated charts in the AdminCP that support filtering will allow you to save those filter combinations for easier access in the future. When you open the Filters menu and toggle any individual filters, the chart will no longer immediately reload until you click out of the menu, and 'All' and 'None' quick links have been added to the filters menu to allow you to quickly toggle all filters on or off. Here is the 'Sales' chart for Commerce, for example. You will see that the interface is now tabbed. Commerce's Sales chart After opening the 'Filters' menu, selecting all of my products named 'test', and saving this filter combination as a new chart, I can quickly come back to this chart in the future. Specific filter configurations allow you to run reports easily Note that each user can save their own chart filter configurations independent of other users. Top income by customer Speaking of Commerce, we have also added a new chart to the 'Income' page, allowing you to view reports of your top customers. As with other dynamic charts, you can save filter configurations here for easy future access, and you can view the results as a table to get a raw list of your top customers' purchases. Further, we have tidied up the table views for the other existing tabs on this page. Looks like brandon is my top customer Reaction statistics We have introduced several statistic pages to expose information about the Reactions/Reputation system and how your users are interacting with it. For instance, you can now view information about usage of each of the reactions set up on your site. Yes, I'm definitely confused a lot You can also see which users give and receive the most reputation (which is the sum of their reaction points, keeping in mind that negative reactions can reduce a user's total reputation score), you can see which content on your community has the most reputation (which might prompt you to promote it to the 'Our Picks' page, promote it to social media, or otherwise continue to encourage interaction with the content), and you can see which applications reactions are given in the most. This could allow you, for instance, to focus more efforts in areas of your site to drive more activity, or to foster activity in areas you did not realize were as active as they are. Some areas of the community aren't as active as they could be Additionally, when viewing user profiles on the front end you can now see a breakdown of which reactions each user has given and received when you click the "See reputation activity" link in the left hand column. Apparently I'm not so much confused, as I am confusing Tag Usage Another useful statistic introduced with 4.3 is the ability to review tag usage on your community. As with other dynamic charts, you can filter however you like and save those filter configurations for easy future access. Not all tags are equal Trend charts for topics and posts When viewing the New Topics and New Posts charts, there are now tabs for "New Topics by Forum" and "New Posts by Forum", allowing you to see which of your forums are the most active. Additionally, you will see a trend line drawn on the chart to show you the trend (e.g. whether activity is increasing or decreasing). You can also filter which forums you wish to review, so you can compare your most active forums, the forums that are most important to your site, or the forums that need the most attention/may not be relevant, for instance. Viewing new topics by forum New posts by forum, but viewing only a subset of my most important forums Other Improvements Some other miscellaneous improvements have been introduced as well, which you may be interested in: When viewing Member Activity reports, you can now filter by group. We have also added the content count column to the table so you can quickly sort by top posters if this is relevant to the report you are running. Device usage is now also tracked (mobile, desktop, etc.) and can be viewed on a new Device Usage page. Developers: Dynamic charts now support database joins
  8. 25 points
    Next time anybody suggests that the Invision Community team doesn't listen, send them to this article. There's so much here that I've seen people bring up over the past year. What an amazing product. You lovely, lovely people.
  9. 24 points
    Social media promotion should be a part of any marketing strategy. Curating interesting content from your community and sharing to social media channels like Facebook and Twitter is a great way to drive traffic to your site. Invision Community 4.2 introduced Social Media Promotions to allow this. You hit the promote button, fill out the text to share with each service, click which photos to include and schedule the promotion or send it immediately. We use this feature almost every single day to share highlights to our Invision Community Facebook page and Twitter. This feature has had a significant impact in attracting visitors to our blog. This is now a core part of our marketing strategy. So what's new in Invision Community 4.3? Facebook Groups and Pages A popular feature request was to allow sharing to Facebook groups that you are an administrator of, as well as Pages you own. Not only that, but we now allow you to share to many places at once. When setting up Facebook, you can choose which Facebook properties to be used when promoting. When sharing content, you can choose where to share it to right on the dialog. Here you can see that we're sharing to two of three possible places. "It's a secret" is a Facebook Group (which makes it a pretty poor secret). The "Lindy Throgmartin Fan Club" is my favourite page on all of Facebook. What it lacks in members, it makes up for in enthusiasm. You may also notice that the Facebook box is empty. Facebook have very strict guidelines on sharing content. They prefer that you do not auto-populate the content. You can always access the item's original content on the promote dialog, so you can refer to it. Setting a custom page title When you share to social media channels, you also have the opportunity to add to the 'Our Picks' page. We've made it possible to add a custom title for the Our Picks page so you don't have to use the content item title, although this is still the default. Editing an Our Pick When editing an item shared to 'Our Picks', you now have the option of editing all the data, including the title and the images attached. The Our Picks page showing the custom title Thanks to your feedback, we saw several places that we can improve this already popular feature. We hope you enjoy these changes which makes your social promotion strategy even easier to execute. I know we'll be making good use of them!
  10. 23 points
    As we come close to wrapping up development of Invision Community 4.3, we wanted to let you know of a few smaller improvements we've made to increase engagement to your community. Email Despite fancy new things like social media and push notifications, trusty old email has been proven to be highly effective at getting repeat visitors to your website. It's one of the reasons Invision Community has built in email support for notifications that can be sent instantly, or via daily or weekly digests. Email should form a part of every community marketing strategy but curating content and building newsletters can often be a labor intensive task. With Invision Community 4.3 we have added some additional automated email tools to help your users discover more of your carefully crafted content. Highlight the best content from throughout your community In 4.2 we introduced the concept of curated content with promotions and “Our Picks”. With 4.3 we’ve taken this a step further and these promoted items will now appear directly in your content related emails. This allows for your audience to be enticed back to your community with items that they may not have read but holds interest. Capture return visits with interesting content Social media links in email footers If you look closely in the image above you will also see that you can now optionally include links to all of your social media sites within the footer of all of your outgoing emails. Both of these new features are enabled by default but can be disabled in the email settings section of your admin control panel. Email may be as old as the web itself, but it is a very powerful medium to get your audience coming back for more. Respond to Reviews We added the ability to leave a review to Pages articles, download files, calendar events and in other areas early on in Invision Community 4. The concept was to allow your members to engage in new ways with your content. Reviews on Commerce store items and purchasable downloadable goods is a great way to inspire others to purchase. New to Invision Community 4.3 is the ability for the content creator (be that a download file, store owner, etc) to respond to a review. This is a great way to address reviews that may be considered unfair or extreme. Matt is talking to himself again One more thing... Not content with resurrecting the Subscriptions manager from 2009, we've brought back a small detail from previous versions of Invision Community. The famous "this person is typing a reply" indicator in the online list. We can't wait to release this latest update. With new ways to monetise your community, new ways to engage your audience and better promotion tools, we're excited to see how it's going to benefit your community.
  11. 18 points
    We released news of Clubs just under a year ago for Invision Community 4.2 and it has been the best received feature to date. Clubs opens up new ways to run your community by allowing members to create sub-communities away from the central forum area. Since the feature was released, we've collated an immense amount of feedback on the feature. Here's what we're improving for Invision Community 4.3. Paid Club Memberships If you have Commerce installed on your community, 4.3 adds the ability for members to create paid clubs. Users wishing to join the club will be required to pay a membership fee (which can be one off or recurring) which will be paid to the club owner, minus any commission you want to keep for the site. You can choose which groups can create paid clubs. Paid Club Settings If enabled, the club directory will show the price for membership in each club. Club directory with paid clubs The process for joining works a little differently depending on the type of club... For open clubs, the user will immediately be prompted to pay the joining fee. Once they have paid, they are added to the club as normal. For closed clubs, the user will need to request to join as normal. Once they have been accepted to join the club, they will then be able to pay the membership fee, after which they'll be added to the club. For private and read-only (a new type in 4.3, which we'll talk about below) users have to be invited to join the club Public clubs have no membership, and so cannot be paid. Joining a paid club (a closed club in this screenshot) Paid club after request to join has been accepted Paying for club membership Club leaders can also waive the membership fee, allowing certain users to join the club for free. Waiving fee when approving request to join Waiving fee when inviting members Waiving renewal fees on an existing member If a member fails to pay their renewal charge, they are moved into an "expired" state. The club leaders can see the status and renewal date for all members, and use the filter tools to just see active or expired members. Club members management Paying out membership fees works just as it does with paid files in Downloads. Users receive the amount as account credit. If enabled, they can then request a payout of this via PayPal or a manual payout method you want to use. Viewing an invoice in the AdminCP where some payment has been given to a member Viewing account credit with options to withdraw funds Club content throughout the community Currently content in clubs is only visible within the club itself. In 4.3 a new setting allows you to show the content from clubs throughout the community - for example, if a club contains a forum, that forum can show in the main forum list. Club forums showing on main forum list This is a single toggle: if enabled, all content from clubs that each user has joined will show throughout the community, appearing below the normal categories/etc in that application. New Club Type: Read Only In addition to Open, Closed, Private and Public, we have added a new club type in 4.3: read only. In a read only club, everyone can (without joining) view everything in the club, but cannot participate unless they are invited by a club leader. Following Users can now follow a club, and will then receive notifications about all new content in the club - the same as if they followed every content area in the club. List View In addition to the current grid layout of clubs, there is a new list-style. Clubs List View The admin can choose which views are available and what the default should be. AdminCP Approval You can now filter the list of clubs in the AdminCP to clubs requiring approval and approve clubs from within the AdminCP. Approving clubs in AdminCP Deleting Content Areas Club leaders can now delete content areas within their clubs. This can be useful if, for example, the leader added a club feature by mistake. Content areas can only be removed if there is no content within it, or if you have granted club leaders the ability to delete content in their clubs (since they would be able to empty it). Ability to remove features from clubs Other Minor Tweaks You can now set per-group the maximum number of clubs a member in that group can create. A member invited to join a club can now delete the invitation if they do not want to accept it (rather than just ignoring it).
  12. 17 points
    onlyME

    (BIM42) Chatbox

    Version 2.1.5

    8,214 downloads

    This is very simple chat system with the basic features: Ajax chat, auto update. Display as IPS widgets, so you can place it in sidebar or top page. Sound notification. User can toggle on/off. Admins/Moderators can block users. Users can ignore some chatters they don't want to see. Load more messages when scrolling end (or top). Announcement (on Top or Tab). Supports emoticons, URL, Image URL (gif, png, jpg) *NEW* Supports GUGGY to turn any text message into funny GIF and Sticker by using /guggy command (Eg: /guggy I love you) *NEW* Supports GIPHY to finds GIFs and Stickers by using /giphy command (Eg: /giphy happy new year) *NEW* Supports Youtube, playing video in iframe and popup @mention by clicking on usernames. Flood control. Bad word filters. Time format. Display newer messages in top or bottom. Permissions for viewing, chatting & management. Edit/Delete messages.

    Free

  13. 16 points
    "No man is an island" wrote John Donne. He wrote that a good 200 years before computers were invented, but it rings true for any well written framework like Invision Community. The included REST API allows developers to fetch data from Invision Community and also allows data to be added. This data can be used to power widgets on your website, or to be used within other applications you are already using in a very simple way. Several enhancements have been made to the REST API for Invision Community 4.3 that we wanted to let you know about. These changes are developer-oriented, so if you do not use the REST API with your community please feel free to skip this update. If you would like to learn more about the REST API available with Invision Community, please see our REST documentation. Search capabilities As previously noted, you can now perform searches through the REST API. You can perform searches based on keywords, tags, or both, and you can limit and filter results with parameters similar to when you perform a regular search on the site (e.g. to specific containers, returning only results over a set number of comments, or searching within clubs). Permission awareness Several REST API endpoints are now permission-aware when combined with Oauth functionality built into Invision Community 4.3. This means that many REST API endpoints can be called using a specific user's access token, and only results that the specific user would normally be able to see will be returned (and/or they will only be able to submit to areas they normally have permission to). Ability to search members While an endpoint has always been available to retrieve (and add/edit/delete) members, the ability to search for members has now been implemented. You can search by name, email address, and (one or more) group(s), and a paginated response will be returned. Private conversations You can now start a new private conversation, reply to an existing private conversation, and delete a private conversation through the REST API. Other REST API changes You can now specify member's secondary groups when adding or updating a member through the REST API. You can specify the member's registration IP address through the REST API when adding or updating a member. You can now specify other member properties not directly exposed through the REST API when adding or updating a member by setting the rawProperties input field. You can now specify other member properties to retrieve through the REST API through the otherFields request parameter. The REST API now better logs changes to member accounts (so you will be able to more easily identify how a user's name, email address, password, etc. has changed when looking at the member history). You can now retrieve all content a member is following through the REST API, as well as follow a new container/content item, and delete an existing follow. You can now validate an account through the REST API You can now specify a 'perPage' parameter for paginated responses to control how many items are returned per page. Most of these changes were directly culled from client feedback and implemented per specific requests. If there are other REST API changes you would like to see implemented please don't hesitate to leave your feedback!
  14. 16 points
    Often it's the smaller changes that can make a big improvement in the day to day use of your community. We have made quite a few updates that will make your community flow better for you and your members. Update files in Pages Media Manager Previously when you wanted to update a file in the Pages Media Manager you actually had to upload a new file and then change the references to that file to the new one. This was obviously not so great. When you select a file there is now a replace option. We're not sure why we didn't do this earlier but as they say: better late than never! Tag Input when Optional On communities with tagging enabled, we have often noticed that people tend to feel the need to tag everything even when it's not really necessary. If your site is about cars you don't really need everything people post to be tagged "car" as that's sort of obvious. So to make it a bit clearer that tags are not required we have hidden the input field behind a Choose link so people have to actively choose to tag if they really think it's necessary. We hope this cuts down on tag noise. If tagging is required then the normal input box will always show. Google Invisible reCAPTCHA The new Google Invisible reCAPTCHA allows you to prevent bot registrations without the need for all users to fill out the normal captcha process. As often as possible your members will never notice there is even a captcha happening on the page. It's another way to make the flow from guest to member easier. Whitelist for Spam Service The spam defense service Invision Community provides works very well at combatting spam signups automatically. The issue is sometimes it works too well! Let's say you are at work and all your colleagues share the same public IP. You are excited about your new community (of course you are) and your whole office tries to register at once. Our spam service would probably see your office IP as suspicious with that sudden influx of traffic and may even block it. The new whitelist tool allows you to specify IPs and email addresses to always allow on your community regardless of what score our spam defense gives it. Reply as Hidden Sometimes it would be nice if your moderators could reply to an item with a hidden reply. You might want to leave a note for other moderators or perhaps you have a database and want some replies public and some private. If you have permission you will now see a hide toggle when replying. This works in all apps anywhere you can reply to a content item and have hide permission. Exclude Groups in Leaderboard You can now exclude certain groups from being ranked in the Leaderboard. This is very useful if your staff or RSS bot tend to get all the reputation points. By excluding those groups you can focus on your actual member participation which is a better reward to encourage engagement. On a personal note this will make me very sad as I usually win reputation counts on our site. But, being such a great person, I am willing to make this sacrifice for you. Complete Your Profile Order The Complete Your Profile feature introduced in version 4.2 has been a great success for clients. We have heard many reports of increased engagement as the system can walk people through the sign up process. Not having a big, scary registration form is always a huge plus. For 4.3 we added the new ability to change the order of completion for your members. This will allow you to stress the items you really want them to complete first and move your less important profile options later in the steps. Mapbox Support Mapping has been a feature of Invision Community for quite some time but up until now has been limited to Google Maps integration. For 4.3 we have added support for Mapbox which is based on OpenStreetMap data. The maps are beautifully designed and bring greater flexibility with an alternative look. The groundwork is now laid for some exciting new features still to come! Some of our existing customers also found Google policies and pricing structure incompatible with their own internal policies which this addition addresses.
  15. 13 points
    Then just do it.
  16. 10 points
    We are happy to announce the new Invision Community 4.3 is nearly available! Here is the list of what's new and we will follow up with individual blog entries going into detail about each new feature every couple days over the next few weeks. There will be a public preview in late January and we should go to public beta soon after that. Keep an eye on our blog for updates! Some highlights in Invision Community 4.3 include... Improved Search We now support Elasticsearch for scalable and accurate searching that MySQL alone cannot provided. There are also enhancements to the overall search interfaces based on your feedback. Emoji Express yourself with native emoji support in all editors. You can also keep your custom emoticons as you have now. Member Management The AdminCP interface to manage your members is all new allowing you easier control and management of your membership. Automatic Community Moderation You as the administrator set up rules to define how many unique member reports a piece of content needs to receive before it's automatically hidden from view and moderators notified. Clubs The new Clubs feature has been a huge hit with Invision Community users and we are expanding it to include invite-only options, notifications, exposure on the main community pages, paid memberships, and more. Custom Email Footers Your community generates a lot of email and you can now include dynamic content in the footer to help drive engagement and content discovery. New Gallery Interface We have reworked our Gallery system with a simplified upload process and more streamlined image viewing. The full list follows. Enjoy! Content Discovery We now support Elasticsearch which is a search utility that allows for much faster and more reliable searching. The REST API now supports search functions. Both MySQL and Elasticsearch have new settings for the admin to use to set search-defaults and default content weighting to better customize search logic to your community. Visitors can now search for Content Pages and Commerce Products. When entering a search term, members now see a more clear interface so they know what areas they are searching in and the method of search. Member Engagement Commerce can now send a customizable account welcome email after checkout. You can whitelist emails in the spam service to stop false-positives. REST API has many enhancements to mange members. Ability to join any OAuth service for login management. Invision Community can now be an OAuth endpoint. Wordpress OAuth login method built in. Support for Google's Invisible ReCaptcha. Groups can be excluded from Leaderboard (such as admins or bot groups). All emails generated by Invision Community can now contain admin-defined extra promotional text in the footer such as recent topics, Our Picks, and more. Admins can now define the order of Complete Your Profile to better control user experience. Clubs Option to make a Club visible but invite-only Admins can set an option so any Club a member is part of will also show in the parent application. So if you are in a Club that has a Gallery tab then those image will show both in the Club and in the main Gallery section of the community. Club members can now follow an entire Club rather than just each content section. There is a new option on the Club directory page for a list view which is useful for communities with many Clubs. If you have Commerce you can now enable paid memberships to Clubs. Admins can set limits on number of Clubs per group. If a group has delete permission in their Club, they can now delete empty containers as well. Members can ignore invitations. Moderation and Administration Unrestricted moderator or administrator permission sets in the AdminCP are visually flagged. This prevents administrator confusion when they cannot do something as they will be able to quickly see if their account has restrictions. You can choose to be notified with a new Club is created. Moderators can now reply to any content item with a hidden reply. Download screenshot/watermarks can now be rebuilt if you change settings. Support for Facebook Pixel to easily track visitors. Moderators can now delete Gallery albums. Automatic moderation tools with rules to define when content should auto-hide based on user reports. Totally new member management view in AdminCP. More areas are mass-selectable like comments and AdminCP functions for easier management. New Features Commerce now has full Stripe support including fraud tools, Apple Pay, and other Stripe features. Commerce packages can now have various custom email events configured (expiring soon, purchased, expired). Full Emojii support in the editor. Setting so when someone is typing in an editor, other members will see a "Member X is typing..." status in the editor view. Complete overhaul of the Gallery upload and image views. Announcements system overhaul. Now global on all pages (not via widget) and new modes including dismissible announcements and top-header floating bar option. Many new reports on traffic and engagement in the AdminCP. Blog has new view modes to offer options for a traditional site blog or a community multi-member blog platform. The content-starter can now leave one reply to Reviews on their item. Commerce now makes it much easier to do basic account-subscriptions when there is no product attached. Useful Improvements Forums has a new widget where you can filter by tags. If tags are not required, the tag input box now indicates this so the member knows they do not have to put in tags. Member cover photos can now be clicked to see the full image. Any item with a poll now has a symbol on the list view. Twitch.tv embed support. You can now update/overwrite media in the Pages Media Manager. Mapbox as an additional map provider to Google Maps. Technical Changes Direct support for Sparkpost has been removed. Anyone currently using Sparkpost will automatically have their settings converted to the Sparkpost SMTP mode so your email will still work. Your cache engines (like Redis) will be checked on upgrade and in the support tool to ensure they are reachable. Third-party applications will now be visually labeled to distinguish them from Invision Community official applications. The queued tasks list in the AdminCP is now collapsed by default as queued tasks are not something people need to pay much attention to during normal operations. When upgrading from version 3 series you must convert your database to UTF8 and the system saves your original data in tables prefixed with orig. The AdminCP now alerts you these are still present and allows you to remove them to reclaim storage space. On new installs there are now reasonable defaults for upload limits to keep people from eating up storage space. Categories in all apps (forums, gallery albums, databases, etc.) no longer allow HTML in their titles. This has been a concern both in terms of security and usability so we were forced to restrict it. Large improvements to the Redis cache engine including use for sessions. The login with HTTPS option has been removed and those who were using it will be given instructions to convert their entire community to HTTPS. Images loaded through the proxy system now honor image limits for normal uploads. We now consider BBCode deprecated. We are not removing support but will not fix any future issues that may come up. There's a lot to talk about here so we are going to lock this entry to comments so things do not get confusing. Feel free to comment on upcoming feature-specific entries or start a topic in our Feedback forum.
  17. 9 points
    I'll add the FA icon there: If the user clicks NO, he will be redirected to Account Settings -> Email Address. Clicking YES, the block won't appear anymore for X number of days, which is a setting:
  18. 9 points
    TAMAN

    Swiper Slider

    Version 1.0.0

    18 downloads

    Swiper Slider Swiper Slider slider is a modern touch slider, You can add fully controllable and customizable slides, comes with a lot of options and customization's to work the way you desire. You can configure the slider to show on specific pages or exclude it anywhere you want. Note: This slider application is not developed to show forum topics, pages records or contents from any other applications, at least not in this version. This is simply made to create custom slides but in feature updates i will possibly be adding automatic settings to pull forum topics, pages records, downloads files, gallery images...etc to show in the slider Features Excludable from showing on any applications you have installed, You can also exclude it from showing on any "Pages" pages. Highly customizable options, Add custom slider width or auto width, Change slider height, margin's, set loop mode, Show navigation or Pagenition, Autoplay, show slider author name ..etc) Change slide effects, Texture or color overlay effects. Show slider author, Hide on mobiles and/or tablets. Set permissions for who can see/add/edit sliders. Each sliders can have different options regarding the background image and permissions. See screenshots below for more information... Slider settings

    $15.00

  19. 8 points
    Hi, I didn't find a similar topic so I decided to create one. These are ideas and seo tips that will speed up your community. First, thanks to @Adlago for your effort and contribution to improve IPS. Topic will be updated on a regular basis. 1. Images a). keep your images on subdomain; use CDN (Content Delivery Network) if you can. Explanation: https://www.semrush.com/blog/must-know-seo-practices-for-content-delivery-networks-cdns/ b). change size of default letter avatars to 80x80 (max 150x150) - the default size is set to 500 pixels (sic!) Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/441642-generate-profile-photos/ 2. Sitemap a). add your sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools and Bing - Webmaster Tools. (Optional: Yandex, Baidu) Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/442742-large-community-you-have-a-problems-with-sitemap/ 3. Robots.txt file a). Make sure you have this file. b). Add link to your sitemap file and disable subfolders that you don't want to be indexed. c). Check out my optimized robots.txt file for IPS 4.2 Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/438911-robotstxt-ipboard-4x/?do=findComment&comment=2699582 https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/428706-when-google-index-topic/ https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/423233-i-advise-you-to-remove-share-by-email/ https://invisioncommunity.com/files/file/8608-robotstxt/ 3. PHP Version a). change PHP version to the latest one if you can. (IPS work well on PHP 7.1. I am not convinced to 7.2) Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/442321-php-720-released/ 4. Updates a). Update your Applications, Plugins, Themes, Script on a regular basis. b). Don't use outdated Applications and Plugins on updated script. This leads to many system errors. 5. Archiving Tool a). reduce the size of the database table storing posts. Archive topics with a lot of posts that are not used. Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/437997-mass-remove-topics-for-better-performance-bad-idea/ 6. Bots a). Stop spam bot registration. Use Google Recaptcha. / IPS Anti-Spam Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/443416-contact-us-spam-e-mails/ https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/372907-stop-the-spam-guide-to-stopping-spammers/ 7. Secure your community with SSL Certificate a). SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/360704-full-ssl-support/ 8. Choose www or non-www version a). make sure you have a htaccess redirection. Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/367687-important-seo-step-that-is-often-overlooked/ https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/44231?hl=en 9. Make sure your content is valuable. a). it is better to have less topics but more meaningful than many worthless, useless topics. Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/358727-content-is-the-key/ https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/358006-three-important-things-for-your-website/ https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/360480-treat-your-members-well/ https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/358046-less-is-often-way-more/ b). make sure that the content is visible to guests; check guest permissions Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/440056-422-recommend-quick-audit-of-your-guest-permissions/ 10. Userful Online Tools TinyPNG - compress images The W3C Markup Validation Service - html errors PageSpeed Insights and pingdom - website speed GTmetrix, Dareboost and SeoSiteCheckup - website analysis Majestic and SEMSTORM - backlinks Things that must be introduced / corrected: a). compress HTML output code and reduce size of HTML (remove blank empty lines) Explanation: b). better seo for the user profiles page. - missing important meta tags like description and keywords - make the profiles without content not indexed. c). make the tags indexed too (after optimization for seo) also why two different url show the same results? https://nophelet.com/tags/śęąż/ - special chars https://nophelet.com/tags/seaz/ - without special chars, same results. d). less JS files. e). option to remove special characters and CAPS from url (eg. ĄĘŁŹŻĆŁÓÇÃ) https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/417653-how-to-remove-special-characters-from-the-tags/ f). option to delete old reported content https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/443519-option-to-delete-old-reported-content/ g). limit post size (helps stop spamming) https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/420254-limit-post-size/ h). option to set the maximum number of topics in forum https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/435970-allowed-threads-to-create-in-specifics-forums-by-one-user/ i). profile field per gorup (I know there is a plugin but it would be good to introduce it to the standard) j). option to use signatures by days since joining and at the same time approved items k). extra option (only for PM) to groups tell user can't edit own Private Message. Now we can set only for all content like Topic etc.. l). tools to prevent create multi accounts. search engine to find multi accounts and merge it fast. m). add google rich snippets https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/418376-how-add-google-rich-snippets-to-ipb-4/ n). member list https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/407488-where-is-the-members-list/ o). seo friendly url to groups like /group/ips-staff/ https://invisioncommunity.com/search/?type=core_members&joinedDate=any&group[5]=1 p). larger font for mobile devices
  20. 8 points
    If no one else does it until tomorrow, I’ll do it.
  21. 8 points
    Rhett

    Font awesome 5.0

    @Brian 🌮
  22. 8 points
    Morgin

    4.3: Modernizing our Gallery

    Is there really any reason people still need to be shown the file name prominently with extension and everything? It's really the only part of the lightbox I dislike. Mostly due to the fact people tend not to cleanly name photos in the galleries I visit, so it's just a long string of stuff (usually generated off facebook or some other tool which seemingly auto generates a name). I don't see a problem in showing it somewhere, but it just gets so much (and in my humble but totally subjective opinion, over weighted) prominence in that top left position. From a UX/UI perspective, I actually don't think file names have much relevance at all now that you've got drag and drop working for image ordering - there is very little (if any) additional info conveyed by the file name. I'd prefer (speaking as a consumer of galleries) that the caption stay blank unless a user completes it vs filling it with the filename.
  23. 7 points
    Feature request for IPS or any developers like Fosters, Adriano F. and so on who might be faster. ;-) Outdated email addresses can be a big problem. They are bad for business (e.g. bringing your members back to your site through bulk mails and notifications) and they are highly annoying, if you have to manually deal with bounces as admin. Just like there is this new newsletter subscription widget in 4.3, something similar could be added for email addresses. Set a fixed or admin-based interval (e.g. a year) and then ask the user in a widget if the displayed email address is still correct. Once confirmed, the widget goes away. It’s a standard feature on social media services like Twitter. It’s simple and effective. Especially on sites where you login with username and password, users will just never know when their email addresses on file become outdated. I know there are already products dealing with bounces, but I much rather give the user the chance to not create bounces in the first place.
  24. 7 points

    Version 1.0.1

    18 downloads

    This resource will display a widget to members confirm their email address by clicking in a button. The widget will go away when they confirm the email address and will reappear after a number of days configured by the admin on the resource settings. Admin can still choose which user groups will be able to use the resource. Settings: Number of days to widget reappears Groups to show the widget Note: The widget won't show up to: Admins as admins can't change email address on front-end Guests

    $10.00

  25. 7 points
    Matt

    January Wrap Up

    What an exciting month we've had! The big news is that it's all systems go on Invision Community 4.3, our big update to our apps. We've already talked about Automatic Community Moderation, Emoji, Sign in from other sites using OAuth, blog updates, Scaleable search and interface improvements, Apple Pay (and more) support, Paid club memberships, and other club improvements and massive gallery updates. Our team take a short breather to discuss their hidden talents, including the ability to solve a Rubik's cube in under two minutes. In our community management series, we look at how you can brand your Invision Community in just a few minutes without knowing how to code. This month's featured articles are: You can see our full newsletter here.
  26. 7 points
    We decided to make this change - so image001.jpg will by default be pre-filled as image001 in the description panel now
  27. 6 points
    There are many different reasons to build a community. It might be based on your business or a hobby. It may be to talk about your favourite sports team. Whatever the content, the key to success is to engage your community. We've been helping successful communities for over 15 years. During that time, we've picked up a handful of tips that we are going to share with you today. Pick one to try this week and let us know how you get on. Welcome every single member A great way to make members feel welcome at your community is to post a daily or weekly topic welcoming your new members. Post a short message asking them to introduce themselves and tag new members. This will encourage them to start a discussion that others can get involved with. It won't be long before friends are made and what may have been a passing member will be part of your core community. Host a "lurker week" Every few months, host a "Lurker week" where you encourage non-posting members to join in. You can explain the benefits of the community and encourage them to say hello. It's a great way to get people to introduce themselves. Suzi Nelson pioneered this over at Digital Marketer. She created a lurker themed week and was able to activate 44% of her previously inactive members in only five days! Spotlight members you want others to model Often you will see a member do something amazing in the community. Maybe they posted a really good question or perhaps they have been very active and helped many other members. Create a topic about it. Highlight how and why they are an asset they are to the community. This sends a positive message to other members that these kinds of actions will be celebrated. You can even turn this into a weekly or monthly ritual where you celebrate the member of the week or month. Educate about notifications The notifications system in Invision Community is the best way to get return visits. Why not put up a pinned topic in a visible area reminding your members how to get the best from the notification system, and asking them to enable them and follow any interesting forums or topics. This way they won't miss out of any discussion while they're away and as a bonus, they're more likely to return to catch up. Regular Interaction This is a very simple but often overlooked tip. As the community manager your purpose is to facilitate discussion. Make sure you show up regularly and create new discussions as well as reply to existing ones. People are more likely to post if they feel they will get a reply. Often your reply will send off a cascade of more interaction as different facets of the conversions come out. Ask for feedback Members love to be involved in brainstorms and to share their thoughts. Asking for feedback works on two levels. You get great ideas on how to improve your community. It is also a great tactic to get discussion going. Taking action on feedback makes that person feel more invested in your community and will champion it to others. Try and be specific when asking for feedback. Try "How can I increase the level of activity" or "Do you need any articles or topics written on specific subjects". The more specific, the easier it will be for your members to narrow down their thoughts. Be persistent These tips might give your community a short burst of engagement. To build a long lasting and highly engaged community, you have to be persistent and keep at it. The key to building a community is simple: put in the work and care about your members. If your members see how much you care and that you are showing up every day, they are more likely to show up too. Which of these tips are you going to try this week?
  28. 6 points
    Does the "Typing..." tooltip only appear when you mouse over the user name? I would rather have it like facebook, somewhere above the editor.
  29. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

    3 downloads

    Sports Betting App is a add-on for Members Shop, It will allow your members to gamble their points betting on sport events, Admins can create unlimited categories and betting options allowing you to choose from any sport known to man ( you can even use it for online gaming if you can find out the results of the match ). There is multiple ways you can use this betting app, If you wanted you could use this and award your members real cash for their points, ( This will depend your country and their laws of course ) but you can sell the points via the Members Shop commerce section and say 1 point is 1¢ then 500 points will be $5, now you can create a custom item in the members shop for say 500 points their reward is $5 to their account, when they redeem it you manually add the credit to their account ( Or send a gift card ) allowing them to withdraw or use it for other commerce things etc, When you put the 2 together there is multiple things you can do with them just imagine and you will get ideas DEMO MEMBERS SHOP IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS APPLICATION Betting Shop Features ( Including ACP ) Create unlimited categories and 3 sub categories to hold all your bets You can choose to add any sport you wish to the list Create unlimited betting options Pick & choose the bets you want to offer to your members Enter a Selection name ( Example Arsenal vs Man City ) Enter a description of the bet ( Example Arsenal to win 2-0 ) Either use a font-awesome 5 icon or upload a image to show on the bet slip Enter a venue of where the game / event takes place Enter a start time ( Users will not be able to bet after the starting time ) Pick what odds to use with a decimal ( Example if you set it as 2.5 and a user bets 10 points then they will get 10 x 2.5 = 25 plus their 10 points back totaling 35 points ) Select if this is a staff pick ( It will add a nice little gold star to the top left of the slip ) Choose to place a header image on the betting shop main page Choose to enter some text to place above the image using the built in editor The main page will show all bets available randomally ( Each time you refresh the page it will change the way they are sorted ) Shows a table in the ACP with a list of all bets placed Shows a table in the ACP with a list of all bet payouts awarded My Bets Page ( Front End ) Shows a nice grid of all your bets Filter the grid to show all your bets Filter it to show current bets in play / not comfirmed Filter it to show all your winning bets Filter it to show all your losing bets Once the bet had been confirmed as a winner, the users will go to their bets and click the button to collect their winnings If the bet was a winner then it will show a little golden trophy in the top left of the slip If the user has collected their winnings it will add a little green tick to the top right of the slip If the users bet was a loser it will show a little red cross in the top right of the slip Widgets Shows a list of users who have spent the most points gambling ( Biggest Gambler ) Shows a list of the highest bets placed along with the users who placed them Copyright / Branding Removal can be purchased from here

    $25.00

  30. 6 points
    Hi @Matt! A big issue now is that users signed up with Paypal and Stripe (and probably other methods) have different ways of canceling their subscription. Paypal users have to go to (by default) Store -> My Details -> Billing Agreements -> View Details -> Cancel While Stripe users go to Store -> Manage Purchases -> Manage -> Cancel Renewals This inconsistency is causing a lot of confusion when you have thousands of users. I know they are technically different, but for the users there should be a uniform way of managing this. Customizing the menus is an option, but it will never give you the end-user experience you'd like. There should be a very obvious option for the users where they either cancel or suspend (if possible) their subscription regardless of payment method.
  31. 6 points
  32. 6 points
    Not quite. The “force all users once to change the address with a rather intrusive pop-up” was not my suggestion. But yeah, it addresses the same problem in a different way. My suggestion: a super simple system widget you just put anywhere on your site:
  33. 6 points
    I've built that engine, and I'm about to tear down another one to put on some "not road legal or not for use in California" parts.
  34. 5 points
    Just checked back on my records and I jumped on board in January 2004 - converted from a hosted UBB.x site to IPB, with a converter I wrote myself in a Lotus Notes (Domino) database using LotusScript. I've even managed to find the database itself and have been marvelling (i.e. horrified) at the code I wrote to perform the conversion - there's even a comment in there stating We purchased our lifetime license at the time.
  35. 5 points
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I still remeber this AOL- and CompuServe-Clientprograms (To be honest... I never liked the AOL-Client, but CIM (CompuServe Information Manager)... It was just hard to remeber all the Compuserve-IDs 0972341ß985713245,9082734 I run a lot of different softwares over the years... UBB (1998), vB, UltraBoard, YaBB, IkonBoard, Woltlab, xF and Invision... all of them had come and goes, dramas, Companychanges, etc.... That said, the most of my websites now running IPS FunFact: A few days ago, i thought about the future.. I am 44 years old and thought:, i will run some of my websites, when i retire... Second thought: Ouh, how old is @Matt? Will there be IPS ? GUYS: KEEP IN MIND: I WANT TO USE IPS WHEN I RETIRE... IN 20 YEARS (or so)... DON'T EVEN THINK OF STOPPING THE WORK ON IPS That said: Thanks for all your work
  36. 5 points
    bfarber

    Inconsistent theme HTML

    Rikki will take another look at this for 4.3.
  37. 5 points
    Able to set another tab in profile as default. For example, albums.
  38. 5 points
    4.3 is just looking insanely good. Getting super impatient now, y u do dis? Awesome work, guys.
  39. 5 points
    Brian

    Font awesome 5.0

    @Rhett
  40. 5 points
    Just because a feature isn't in this version doesn't mean we don't think it's important We can only do so much in any one release. Clubs in particular is a very new feature and has both been used by more people than we expected, and in ways we never thought of. It will take a few releases to add everything everyone wants. I'm really glad you love the feature so much! The vast majority of our customers do not come to these forums. We get a lot of ideas for features through support channels (either explicitly or by asking "how do I do this?" for something you can't do). So don't assume "nobody has requested" something. We wouldn't waste our time adding features nobody is requesting!
  41. 5 points
    One of the advantages of running your own community is that you get to control the branding. Branding is important as it defines and re-enforces your customer's experience. Branding also promotes recognition, it sets you apart from your competition and it provides motivation and direction for your staff. Invision Community has many built in tools to change the look and feel of the community. If you are a savvy coder, you can dive right into the HTML and CSS templates to create truly unique themes. You might also look at an off-the-shelf theme from our marketplace. There are some great themes you can use as a base for your branding. Easy Mode Editor One tool that is often overlooked is the Easy Mode Editor. It's a great way to make some simple changes to reflect your brand's identity. It offers a great deal of control, but I want to show you how you can brand your community in just a few short minutes without knowing a line of code. The presentation below takes you through creating a new Easy Mode theme, and using the Easy Mode Editor on the front end to dynamically change the colours. You'll also learn how to upload your logo. How to brand your community presentation Email Branding Another area to consider is outgoing emails. Invision Community leverages emails for notifications, as well as the bulk email system in the Admin CP. These emails look fine by default, but adding your logo and primary color re-enforces your branding. The presentation below shows you the few simple steps needed to brand your emails. How to brand your emails presentation As you can see, Invision Community offers simple tools to change the look of your community without knowing how to code. We hope you find this useful. If you have any questions, please let us know below!
  42. 5 points
    We have some impressive talents in the group. 1. I nominate that we use @Daniel F street art as the new default profile and blog headers. 2. Nominating @opentype for Eurovision Winner 2018. 3. We need to have a Guitar Hero Rockstar competition between @Ryan Ashbrook and @Adriano Faria
  43. 5 points
    My hidden talent is hidden for a reason. Also, I am not Batman.
  44. 5 points
  45. 5 points
    Instead of going right to "X,Y,Z still need to be done" as others here have replied, let me commend the Invision crew on some truly outstanding improvements to Gallery. Well done!
  46. 5 points
    What a lovely, lovey compliment.
  47. 5 points
    He's a little sneaky!! We're releasing the iOS and Android beta for our own community by weeks end. I'll post a link here once it's available so you guys can demo and provide feedback.
  48. 4 points
    liquidfractal

    Inconsistent theme HTML

    And you know, even though in general I think IPS support is great, that's the thing when you have a large third-party developer community - you are responsible to them, because after all they are making money while helping you make money by 1) showing how popular the suite is, and 2) extending functionality (some of which should arguably be in the core package) so that you can go on with other innovations. It's a symbiosis which should never be ignored. I don't want to harp on this forever, but here's hoping that the renewed conversation in this thread will grab someone's attention.
  49. 4 points
    Charles

    Big vBulletin 4 board to IPS 4

    One thing I often suggest to large conversions is to consider opening your community back online while posts import in the background. Once members and topics are imported you can safely open things back up and let your long history of posts import in the background. The downside to this is that older topics will temporarily be empty but the upside if you are not offline for days. Another option is to use cloud technology to temporarily activate a huge amount of resources to process the conversion. This can greatly speed up the process at a manageable cost. You can then downgrade it back to a normal resource amount once the intensive conversion process is done. If you want to talk about a larger conversion and our experiences (we do this a lot) feel free to contact me.
  50. 4 points
    EugeneZybov

    Show us your IPB 4 sites!

    I created Invision Power Board Site Gallery IPB website design gallery showcasing the best IPB websites, templates and resources. Simple filter and regular refresh screenshot. See this URL - https://ipbgallery.com/
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