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  1. Jordan Invision

    Jordan Invision

    Invision Community Team


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      311

    • Content Count

      285


  2. Paul E.

    Paul E.

    +Clients


    • Points

      281

    • Content Count

      1,451


  3. Matt

    Matt

    Management


    • Points

      202

    • Content Count

      67,534


  4. Joel R

    Joel R

    +Clients


    • Points

      135

    • Content Count

      6,325


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  1. As we approach the release of Invision Community 4.6, I wanted to take you through some improvements for using Invision Community on a mobile device. Web push notifications For some time, we've used the local browser notification API to show users notifications. There's a big drawback though: users had to have the site open in a tab for these to work. This is particularly problematic for mobile devices. In 4.6, we've added support for the WebPush API, which allows sites to push notifications to users' browsers & devices even if the site isn't open - or even if the device is
    31 points
  2. I'm thrilled to introduce the newest member of team Invision Community. You may recognise Jordan from his photo as he's been an active member of our community as BreatheHeavy. Jordan has been running his site BreatheHeavy.com using Invision Community for nearly a decade. Jordan's official title is "Community Advocate" which means that he will be working very closely with our community to guide and curate feedback, assist with support questions, to help educate and inform and to bring you news of the latest developments being cooked up by our development team. Jordan says: Y
    25 points
  3. Matt

    Updates to our community

    You’ve probably already noticed that something looks a little different in our community today. As part of our ongoing community improvements, we’ve performed some housekeeping to streamline the forum structure, make more distinction between areas and open up a few areas to guests and friends. The big visual change is that we now have four separate areas: support, community, marketplace and developers. It should hopefully be clear what each section does, but let's go through a few examples. Support This area is where you can leave feedback on existing features, help shape I
    22 points
  4. This is a bit of a slap in the face to self hosted clients. Nothing to celebrate here. 👎
    14 points
  5. Promote kindness and foster interpersonal relationships through the power of vulnerability to outshine toxicity in your online community. Before my time as a Community Advocate with Invision Community, I focused all my attention on my own online community, BreatheHeavy. Pop music and Britney Spears news are the bread and butter of BreatheHeavy. As you can imagine, fans of pop stars are energized, vocal and unapologetic. There’s real potential for conversations to slip into negativity. 16 years ago when I launched BreatheHeavy, I hadn’t realized I took the first steps towards be
    12 points
  6. Harness the force as a community leader. A long time ago in the Interwebs far, far away... I proudly signed off all my posts and emails with the title: Owner, Administrator. Anyone in a 10-mile digital radius from me was made well aware: I AM AN OWNER AND ADMINISTRATOR. I AM IMPORTANT I PROMISE. I OWN AND ADMINISTRATE!!! Granted I held off on the all-caps, but still. My assertion permeated throughout all areas of my online presence. Though well-intentioned, my identity as an administrator pushed me away from the community I fostered. I focused mor
    10 points
  7. Perhaps this is a pipe dream, but as sub-economies have proven to be a very effective way of hijacking goal-oriented psychology I would love to see a native points system in IPB. In such an application one could develop different "banks" for different types of points systems depending on the nature of your website. Examples: "credits" (for purchasing services, Store products, exchanging for cash donations to relevant charities) tokens (for gambling, buying bling for their online personae) hours (if you're like me, you sell hours of tuition and/or consultation) How m
    10 points
  8. Cloud and Enterprise Community customers can create automated workflows between Invision Community and over 3,000 other apps including Google Documents, MailChimp, Facebook and Twitter with just a few clicks. If you haven’t integrated your Invision Community with Zapier yet, you’re leaving organic growth on the table! It’s been a wild year, so we’d like to refresh your memory regarding the very powerful Invision and Zapier marriage (hey, remember when weddings were a thing?). Zapier is a service that allows you to connect over 3,000 web apps. Last year, Invisio
    9 points
  9. I can confirm our next release (4.6) will include lazy loading for profile photos. 🙂
    9 points
  10. I've been with you since the days of Ikonboard, so you I love you. However, I'm starting to grow concerned after reading that IPS have made a specific, conscious decision to start restricting features (albeit with the first) to cloud-hosted SAAS customers. It's perhaps akin the to the controversial Marketplace changes. As a multi-license customer, I'm saddened that there is a visible "It's our way, or the highway" style approach that seems to be increasing these days. This statement feels like it could be the start of a paradigm shift, and if so, one that I'm concerned is edging gradually
    9 points
  11. onlyME

    Chatbox FREE

    Version 4.1.1

    16,119 downloads

    This is very simple chat system with the basic features: Ajax chat, auto update. Display as a widget, so you can place it in sidebar or top page. Sound notification. User can toggle on/off. Admins/Moderators can block users. Load more messages when scrolling end (or top). Rules. Supports emoticons, URL, Images (GIF, PNG, JPG) *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 contro
    Free
    9 points
  12. If IPS is serious about gamification, here are some foundational points: Entire suite -- Not just forums. Not just apps. But the entirety and power of the full Invision suite: uploading a cover photo, filling out a profile custom field, writing a status update, making a blog post, RSVPing to a calendar event, getting a post marked as best answer, creating an album, renewing a subscription for the sixth time, winning second in the leaderboard, getting an item promoted. Weighted -- Writing an in-depth long-form blog is very different from uploading one image, but IPS weighs the
    9 points
  13. I want to shine some light on something (a bit off-topic). I am a firm and strong believer that there is no such thing as a stupid question, only dumb people who choose to remain ignorant and fail to ask their questions. I am not kmk. I do not know kmk 'through a hole in the wall' (metaphorically speaking), meaning I do not know her/him at all. But he/she is actively seeking out knowledge and information. They could ask a question as basic as 'where do you log-in,' and I still believe someone should be happy to answer their question, providing them knowledge and insight. We all sta
    8 points
  14. "Requires people to visit a single place". I'm confused. The Feedback forum is the one and only place for your cloud and retail clients to visit. There is no other place to go. It's already a requirement to visit a single place. In any case, does IPS actually believe that conversation is an easier signal? That requires effective moderation and involvement, and IPS as a poor history of that. I'll follow whatever you want me to do for feedback. Want me to type "I agree" in every conversation to converse in the topic? Sure. But I also don't think it'll hurt for IPS to consider th
    8 points
  15. It'd be interesting to learn more about this process, particularly on how you guard against falling victim to confirmation and conformity biases when determining what is important to others. The benefit for a centralized place to ask for and see feedback would be mostly on the customer end. It may be easy for you to see trends coming in via different channels over time, but from the customer perspective we have limited view and limited time in the process, whereas this is your day job. I've never heard of Clickup or Manychat before @DamonT shared those links, but after about 60 seconds of
    8 points
  16. This would definitely be a good use for reaction -1.
    8 points
  17. Jordan - Congrats Matt - What does this position actually mean for clients? How will he triage, prioritize, and escalate client feedback to the IPS team, all of whom can and do visit the forums themselves? What are the parameters for clients to help highlight and channel our feedback in an effective manner? And finally, as a community advocate, what does he actually advocate? Whom does he represent, and to what extent? Until the company articulates - and the community can validate - these above questions, this new position is entirely aspirational. Invision has attempted
    8 points
  18. Version 1.0.0

    15 downloads

    For 4.5 only, adds loading=lazy tags to user profile images, reactions, and reputation. As inspired by @Gabriel Torres and promised in 4.6. Your millage may vary. To be included natively in 4.6 in some future place and time, but here to speed up render in the here and now.
    Free
    7 points
  19. One day, future time traveler, 4.6 will appear. Until that day, here's a plugin that does what @Gabriel Torres documented for you for 4.5. Lazy Load Images.xml Submitted to Marketplace as a free resource for those that like the Marketplace thing:
    7 points
  20. I can confirm WebP will be available in our next release (which is 4.6 btw) 🙂
    7 points
  21. jQuery is obviously not needed in 2021 - I'd love to do away with it. In reality, we have many thousands of lines of JS and the cost/benefit of rewriting everything for that reason alone isn't really there. Plus, we'd likely end up with a lot of helper methods that are essentially reimplementing some of jQuery's helper methods. We use some of the more advanced jQuery features too, so it wouldn't be as simple as updating .find to .querySelectorAll. So, the answer is: yes, I agree, but it isn't as simple as saying "let's do that". Also, in reality, if we were going to take the opportun
    7 points
  22. "Zapier is the first smart community enhancement available for Cloud and Enterprise Community customers exclusively." Not liking this direction...
    7 points
  23. Hey guys! I can confirm that in our upcoming release we have added support for PHP 8 🎉
    7 points
  24. You could write up about the lamentable help guides which are anything but helpful to those wanting to learn how things work in the IPS arsenal. For example, there are very few real-world examples of 'how to' - to further this look at custom fields, there is a brief look but no real examples of how you would put those custom fields to use in templates, in various locations and uses etc. Anyone wanting to learn would need to understand (or be experts) in PHP, HTML, etc when all they want is to add a custom field in a forum, or pages, or a blog.
    7 points
  25. Hey again, Joel. Jordan here. First off, I want to say that I genuinely appreciate your passion for community building. We spoke about a year and a half ago via Skype because you genuinely care about the subject and offered me a lot of valuable insight. It really doubled down the importance of online communities. I've always appreciated that convo we had and want to publicly give you props for that. Thank you. 🙏 You bring up a lot of great points! That's exactly why (I believe) Invision decided to include me in an official capacity, because first and foremost we want the community to
    7 points
  26. Matt

    Club Categories

    We've had this on our internal roadmap for a while, there isn't a set release or date, but it's something we do want to do.
    7 points
  27. Version 1.1.1

    666 downloads

    This is a modern Dark-/Night-Mode Design based on the new Invision Community 4.5 Theme. Lightweight, pure CSS, no additional graphics were used. You can see a LIVE DEMO on our site at InvisionFocus.de (select Bravo 6 in the footer). Tested with Forums, Pages and Downloads. It's well maintained, because we use it on our own website. If you find any possible bugs, we'll fix them immediately. It's free and comes without any brandings or visible copyrights.
    Free
    7 points
  28. We utilize a very large gallery and at times there is a need for some mass cleanup. We have noticed the following items could be improved: Currently there is no option to select multiple images to change owner, must be done one by one. You can hide/delete/etc, but not alter ownership. Currently there is no option to move images into another users album if moderator/admin. You can only move them into albums you have created. If an album has ownership changed, there is no option to apply that change to the images inside the album. Therefore the album is under a new owner,
    6 points
  29. Davyc

    Title in the card

    With a few simple template changes and some custom CSS I've change the way grid forums appear: Forum name is under the image as opposed to being over the image and the last entry is shown below. It just makes things look neater and tidier, at least it does for me 🙂
    6 points
  30. Why the exclusivity? If you think any of us are going to consider switching to your cloud hosting for these features you're insane. You charge $330 a month for 50 GB of storage. lol
    6 points
  31. As JS continues to modernize and become more usable as a core scripting language, I feel like we'll see jQuery at the very least become superseded by something lighter and more powerful. But there's never likely a time where we'll move to just raw JS for complex applications. Some type of library will always be needed for the reasons Matt said. Those libraries will likely become lighter and faster, but they'll still exist.
    6 points
  32. This is because there are a lot of opinion based threads here. I don't think "Like" is a good reaction when you want to agree or support what has been said in a thread but currently the only agreeable reaction. Like is a broad (and at least for me) a very default way for people to respond/react to something that they simply think was a good read. In some cases I would like to actually agree with what the member is saying or support it with a +1. To me agreeing versus liking something will give me a better way to show my appreciation to a members post. An example a cute joke in
    6 points
  33. Actually, forums have been "paying" people for posting since the beginning of time. We pay them in badges, in ranks, in pips, in titles, in signatures, in special permissions, in upgraded membergroups, in crazy formatting and styling. We've been paying and paying since forums have been around.
    6 points
  34. Hi Joel! I struggled with a single title to encapsulate Jordan's role within Invision Community. In terms of Jordan's presence on this forum, then Community Advocate is a fair fit, but even that doesn't cover everything. Our community is more than just this forum of course. There are (neglected) social channels, email communications with customers, face to face conversations with enterprise customers and so on. To break down the excellent points in your post: How will he triage, prioritize, and escalate client feedback to the IPS team, all of whom can and do visit the forums thems
    6 points
  35. Appreciate the intro, Matt! Really grateful to have joined the Invision team and am looking forward to working with the Invision Community. I know that sounds like a blanket statement, but I really do feel genuinely excited and fired up about it. This is my first week, but we've already had such great brainstorming sessions, ideas, things we want to implement and more. If anyone needs anything, please feel free to reach out to me! And don't be shy to say hi in the forums. 🙋‍♂️
    6 points
  36. Version 1.1.1

    799 downloads

    Traducción al Español de España para IPS Community Suite Aplicaciones traducidas: ACP (No es una prioridad, aunque se va traduciendo) System Forums Calendar Clubs Para que al importar la traducción la cree con el nombre personalizado, puedes cambiar el nombre al archivo por uno de estos: Español (España).xml Spanish (Spain).xml Demo: Para ver lo que está traducido y como es la traducción. Se puede visitar el siguiente enlace Extras: algunas de las versiones de la traducción puede contener la traducción para algunos complementos y/o ap
    Free
    6 points
  37. Version 1.0.5

    24 downloads

    This app allows you to create collection from topics and posts and show in TabView and GridView using tons of customization options. .: DEMO :. Features : Collection Create Topic(s) collection Create Post(s) collection Add title Specify Forum (category , sub category) Filter by Status, Pinned, Featured, Visibility, Solved Specify Authors Number to show Sort type Sort direction Specify tags Add image cover Add icon Add de
    $15.00
    5 points
  38. Yeah, I was very enthusiastic about this until I read that self-hosted clients like myself were left twisting in the wind on this. 😞 I, too, am concerned about a possible paradigm shift that would leave self-hosted clients more and more out in the cold. Not that I distrust the cloud (for the most part), but I lease a VPS and I love having a VPS; I can run Invision, I can create test/developmental sites, I have root access and can experiment with other apps and platforms for resource management and other things. I wouldn't have it any other way...and, to be quite honest (and no offense),
    5 points
  39. Petition for "Update Member" action and "When product is purchased" trigger. Loving it so far!
    5 points
  40. I would recommend blocking unwanted traffic at the server level. By the time the request makes it to PHP, a lot of unnecessary overhead has already occurred if your intention is to block the traffic. You can already ban by IP address if you wish, and most legitimate spiders will advertise the IP address ranges used by their bots if you wish to do that, but again...this is better served at the server/firewall level.
    5 points
  41. There is one hole in this line of thought, not that I totally disagree with it, but vulnerability can lead to exploitation, so you would need to measure this with some other form of displaying firmness. How you would do that will depend on the individual. Some people don't like to portray vulnerability, because of the issue of potential exploitation. I would replace the word and the meaning with "understanding" and finding out what leads to the toxicity. It's extremely easy to ignore the root of an issue and react rather than discover. Some people are just generally nasty, that's in th
    5 points
  42. The main reason I have upgraded to 4.5 was the mobile app cause I took the hard decision a few years ago and deleted Tapatalk which resulted several users to go other sites or use whatsapp instead. I was willing to start using the application with a limited number of users within my site but even that could not be possible cause the notifications were not displayed and notification bubble on the application disappeared as soon as you opened it. I have also sent an email to mobilesupport but had no reply. I really wonder if any progress is being made on this subject cause the latest v
    5 points
  43. 😍 There's so much to unpack here, but I love where your head is at. I put your feedback into our system and will have some eyes take a look. I'd imagine this would be a huge undertaking, but I do think it'd elevate Invision in a pretty profound way. @liquidfractal
    5 points
  44. Maxxius

    Welcome to the team, Jordan!

    Congrats! You can Breathe Easy now 😉
    5 points
  45. They were not approved because they didn't follow the marketplace guidelines (The last submission was still altering IPS core database tables)
    5 points
  46. We're currently revamping the spam defence system to make it more accurate and to catch more spam. We'll announce the changes soon.
    4 points
  47. Clubhouse 101 is the new “forum” sensation based on audio. For some time I have been asking for a better gallery APP to better support for video and to allow stories. Maybe we should also consider audio posts, that could be translated to text by cloud services from google or amazon and vice-versa. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/02/10/what-is-clubhouse-faq/
    4 points
  48. annadaa

    IPB as a LMS

    I'm sorry but despite what you say I'm still pretty confident. A promising LMS application was released in the summer of 2018 and it's almost 3 years since it is still in beta without any real evolution at the present time. The logic of things is that one should stop believing in it and be realistic in seeing it since its development is clearly neglected. But it seems that very soon a version with the integrated Quiz should finally be released. Frankly, an LMS is really nothing special, complicated that cannot be done on IPS. It is just a matter of being able to presen
    4 points
  49. After researching about this, browsers have now native lazy loader. We only need to edit the templates to add: loading="lazy" To all img tags. I edited the following templates: core > front > global reactionBlurb reactionLog reactionOverview reactionTabs reputation userPhoto userPhotoFromData This enabled lazy loading for user photos and reactions, and the "Defer offscreen images" warning from Google Lighthouse is now gone! 🙂 (I also made the same edit in my cms custom templates)
    4 points
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