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  1. 3 points
    Steve Bullman

    alt images tags for SEO

    I have a massive amount of images on my forum yet very few listing in google for them. I see that IPS automatically applies the file name as the alt tag, lets face it, members are never going to add them even though the option is there. Instead of the file name being added as default, would using the thread title be more beneficial for SEO purposes, or on a large thread with multiple images with the same tag would this prove detrimental?
  2. 2 points
    One of the first things I do when visiting a site that I know has a community is to try and find it. More often than not, it's hidden away in the footer links or buried in several sub-menus and labelled something relatively obscure like "Fans" or "Support". This is a massive lost opportunity! We all know that social proof is incredibly important when making a purchasing decision. When I buy something on Amazon or book a holiday, the first thing I do is scour the reviews. Are the reviews mostly positive? What did other people think about the product after receiving it? I might see two almost identical products and the reviews, not the price that'll always sway me. It's that urge to herd to keep safe at play. So why bury all that out of the way? Your community should be full of fantastic social proof — hundreds of customers using your product and creating a buzz. Is it a fear of criticism? We all have had bad experiences with clients who are less than rational with feedback, but that's OK. The Harry Potter series of books are beloved by millions, made J.K Rowling a fortune, made a celebrated movie series and opened up several themed attractions which are always busy. Yet, there are a significant number of 1-star reviews on Amazon. Not everyone will get you or your business. You always have the opportunity to reply and explain your side, and you are always in control with moderation tools. Let's face it; if you are to handle negative feedback, it's better to manage it on your community than see it all over social media, Google reviews and review sites like TripAdvisor. Maybe you're a little embarrassed because the community platform is old and doesn't match your branding. If that's the case, then come and talk to us! We specialise in migrating communities from legacy platforms with poor mobile support. We offer brand matching services too. Maybe it's just that you're unsure of what to do with your community. I get that too. It can be hard to know how it fits in with your brand. I'm happy to help there also. Feel free to drop a comment below. Our product has several ways to pull content from the community and feature it on your site. We've helped big brands like LEGO®, Sega, Warner Bros. and more nurture a prosperous community that enhances their business. The bottom line is that a well manage community should be central to your brand and website. Hiding it among the "Privacy Policy" links is a huge missed opportunity. - Matt
  3. 1 point
    Please contact support. We support our betas 🙂
  4. 1 point
    The good news is that brands are now more aware of the importance in having a "community". The bad news is they are still learning. 😏 ------- The sharing of knowledge is a powerful thing. These articles make a big difference to customers. Some of the topics, may not affect them directly but as a whole they do. All these services (forum software companies), all talk the same. There's a strong focus on the software/service. They seldom go outside of this box. When you start talking about other areas that affect the success of communities, you start changing brand perception. People start seeing you as something other than a "forum software" company. Please continue sharing articles outside the scope of your software. I would love to see more advance topics such as SEO, marketing, retention, analytics, etc. I would also love to see real-world examples of how your customers are using specific apps such as Pages, Commerce, Calendar/Events, Downloads, etc. IPS is just the engine. You still need a driver. The more knowledgeable they are the more successful they become. In turn, you help create loyal customers.
  5. 1 point
    I didn't know Star Wars had witches in it! 😎 You're right though, it's funny how often I can't find my way to community forums.
  6. 1 point
    Humanastorian

    Credit Where Credit's Due

    All to often individuals have many, many problems pertaining to the IPS community and staff and rarely do those individuals give credit where credit is due; since we are heading into a whole new year 2019 and as of writing this so many new things are about to come out with IPS, I just felt I wanted to give my personal thanks and gratitude for everything these special people have done for me, specifically, over the years. Without the following, I would not be where I am today, it is because of their guidance and help, both with what they could do and even when they weren't supposed to (as they went above and beyond the call of duty). I know very little about coding and it is because of them I have my community dedicated to people and their struggles. Invision Thank you! You all have affected my life as a whole and you all have had some impact on my life emotionally over the years, From the bottom of my heart, Thank You, Thank You all. IPS Staff Stuart Silvester Marc Stridgen Lindy Throgmartin Jim Morrissey Rhett Buck Mark Higgins Daniel Fatkic Matt Mecham Jennifer M Andrew Millne Brandon Farber Ryan Ashbrook Brian Garcia My Favorite Application Developers I'd also like to give thanks to the creators who made the cosmetics of the community tip-top shape. Without you all, the community I have would be normal. The following is a list of recommended programmers who've made the site possible. Between these people, I've gone bankrupt lol, no but seriously, because of them I look like I know my stuff. @TheJackal84 - His response time is amazing, his products are all recommended. He's even helped me with some issues I couldn't fix. @Fosters - His applications ad a certain goal oriented feel, giving my users something to strive for daily. His support is usually 2-3 days, but he does come through when needed. @ehren. - His designs make me look like I can build websites; seriously though, highly recommended; he usually pulls through when needed and answers all questions when asked. @opentype - While he does place restrictions on who can use his product, he made my articles look just amazing, the man knows his stuff. @InvisionHQ - I love his work, wish his support was a little more in-depth, still have some issues needing to be resolved (he has been aware of), but all in all his work is great, his enhancements are amazing. I use his shoutcast plugin mainly which should be updated at some point. @Pete T - Only got 1 thing, social icons, but I must say good work. My Personal All Time Favorites @Adriano Faria - He is by far one of the people I buy apps from for my suite. He usually gets back to me within 1 hour of posting issues, he accepts recommendations and usually completes them on the spot. He takes critiques very well and is all around an awesome individual. @Mike John - I not only buy his stuff, I hired him yearly for support (he comes through like a champ) his site devfuse.com is just amazing and highly recommended for third party apps. Friend I have met while at IPS @Davyc - an amazing person with a website called 'lonely people' we now work together as sister communities. We've been good, good friends for quite awhile now and I love the guy; just an amazing individual with a great heart. All in all, these people have all contributed to Humanastory and what I have been doing; without these people - I would not be where I am today. In conclusion, I highly recommend IPS hosting. --- Who is your favorite developer and why? How has IPS affected you?
  7. 1 point
    NNZF.IO

    Xenon Landing theme support

    Yes I have understood, but in ACP I don’t have the Custom tab to set it
  8. 1 point
    Adriano Faria

    Clubs Forums on Forums Index

    What's New in Version 1.0.6: Adjustments in Only Forums from Clubs that I am member option.
  9. 1 point
    TAMAN

    News Ticker

    Version 1.0.6

    211 downloads

    News Ticker News Ticker adds a news ticker nav on your website, it can be used to display news, custom tickers, Pages database records and RSS import feed (Pages app is required if you want to show pages database records and rss feed ). Comes with a lot of settings to customize, Fully customizable colors with 6 different styles, and 6 different position to show the news ticker on your theme that can work with any themes out there Features 6 Different position to show the news ticker on your theme. Highly customizable options, Change Scrolling speed, Height, Font size, Show pause and continue buttons, Hide on mobile and/or tablets...etc). Clean design and fully controllable colors, comes with 6 different styles, You can also add a texture to apply on the news ticker. On the fly Add/Edit tickers without going to ACP. User group Permissions for Who can add tickers and Who can see. Excludable from any Applications you have installed. Excludable from any "Pages" page. (New) Requirements If you want to use RSS feed in news ticker, Pages application is required to create an RSS Import feed block. DEMO Plugin settings

    $10.00

  10. 1 point

    Version 1.0.1

    39 downloads

    MyTylkoGramy.com V2 (4.3 IPS)

    Free

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