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  1. 39 points

    Version 4.0.3

    12,750 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. Download version 4 if you're using IPS 4.4.x

    Free

  2. 22 points

    Version 1.0.0

    61 downloads

    This plugin will allow filter language strings by app or plugin Support topic

    Free

  3. 20 points

    Version 1.0.0

    64 downloads

    Sharing the love 💖 ... This is the first of many FREE apps provided by GT Services. Troubleshooting member's account is what we do on a daily basis. Oftentimes, you Sign in as member to see what they are seeing. To do this, you normally log in to your Admin Control Panel and run a search for the member. Open their account and click Account Actions > Sign In as That's a lot of steps. What's worse is that sometimes the search feature in Admin Control Panel is not successful (eg. special characters in username). All of this takes up a lot of time. Time is money. I'm a strong believer that Admins should be focused on building relationships and/or new content. Because of this we created an easier way for Admins to "LogIn as XYZ User". It's a simple link provided to Admins with the proper permissions so they can Sign In As XYZ User via a member's Profile page. Not available anywhere else - just in Profiles. No settings. Just install. More FREE apps coming soon... (The more LIKES we get the more free apps we will make available.)

    Free

  4. 19 points
    Andy Millne

    Photo Competition

    Version 1.1.10

    44 downloads

    Photo Competition is the number one application for increasing engagement on your community and is suitable for almost all community types. Competitions can be scheduled automatically on a weekly or monthly basis or you can set specific start and end times. You can also run multiple competitions simultaneously. Engagement All entries support voting, sharing to social media and rankings. The app supports commenting and post before register so visitors can register as part of the competition entry process. First, second and third places are permanently recorded in the previous winner's hall of fame. Users can optionally be notified when their entries receive a vote using the default Invision Community notifications feature. Includes a current leaders block that can be added to other pages in your community. Moderation Options Entries can be hidden, locked, edited or deleted by moderators and a full moderation history is kept. Users can report images to prevent abuse. Other The app is fully language abstracted and contains a section for adding rules and introductory text. Use this section to describe your photo theme if you have one. Optionally limit the number of entries per competition and the number of entries members are allowed to vote on.

    $40.00

  5. 18 points
    Every day, LGBTQ young people from all walks of life log into TrevorSpace, the world’s largest moderated safe space for LGBTQ youth online. Here, young people can support each other, share their stories, and find refuge from what might be a less than accepting environment offline. Launched in 2008, TrevorSpace is housed under The Trevor Project, the foremost suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth in the world. Having an affirming digital community has been an indispensable resource for the youth The Trevor Project aims to protect, but guiding it to the success it enjoys today has had its challenges. Shortly after its launch, TrevorSpace rapidly grew to serve tens of thousands of users in just a few years. While the platform initially started on commercial community software, some unique requirements led the organization to go custom, building a community platform from the ground up. Faced with increasing hosting and development costs and declining user activity, senior leadership faced a tough decision: either dramatically transform the program, or discontinue it altogether. That’s when Invision Community stepped in. “We were already planning a digital transformation, replacing everything from our physical computers to our crisis services software infrastructure, the platforms that young people use to reach out to us, like TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText,” John Callery, director of technology at The Trevor Project said of the challenges facing the organization at the time. “We had to be very careful with our resources and where we allocated our time.” Continuing the TrevorSpace program would mean The Trevor Project needed to move to a solution that could be implemented and managed with very limited resources while still providing the quality of care that the community had come to expect. It also meant meeting the specific needs of the organization’s mission, particularly around safety. After looking into the Invision Community platform per the suggestion of a team member, it became clear that they had all of the fundamentals TrevorSpace was looking for, like messages boards, social networking, and private messaging. Here was a chance to save the platform. Customers rarely have the opportunity to meet the people behind the technology they use. This wasn’t the case for The Trevor Project and the Invision Community team, who made it clear they believed in our mission to support LGBTQ youth in crisis and were willing to partner with us to realize our specific needs and figure out new solutions. Through utilizing the Invision Community team’s applications and plugins, we were able to meet all of our community’s custom needs, adding functionality unique to TrevorSpace to protect our users, many of whom are especially vulnerable when it comes to their privacy. None of this would have been possible without the incredible support of the Invision Community team. For just one example of how crucial TrevorSpace is to young LGBTQ people around the world, listen to Mani Cavalieri, the community’s product manager: “When the most prevalent forms of social media are so enmeshed with our in-person relationships, LGBTQ youth often lose a safe place to explore their identities. TrevorSpace is one of those special communities that balances anonymity (often a necessity for safety) with real, personal connections.” Since joining the team, Mani has already seen multiple instances of users finding lifelong friends - and even partners - over the years on TrevorSpace - and on the Invision Community platform, it is able to reach more users than ever before. In January 2018, TrevorSpace received double the number of registrations than any other month in the program’s 10-year history. We continue to see more than a thousand new registered members each week. As we begin international promotion of the program, we expect to break many more records in the coming year. As we continue to grow TrevorSpace, we also continue to rely on Invision Community’s extensibility. Our mission is to improve support networks and mental resilience for our users. This requires us to understand our users’ behavior and needs from a different perspective than other online communities, and it will continue to require more custom solutions. The marketplace of plugins, as well as the enthusiastic support of the Invision Community team, enable us to be bold in our ambitions, to build out a community that is truly unique in its class, and to improve the lives of those that need a supportive community the most. As one user puts in, in their welcome message to each newcomer: “That's our little secret - there's some one here, going through what you're going through. Whether that be mental health, body issues, parents, friends, and whatever else life as someone who's LGBTQ+ can throw at you. Reach out, and someone will be there for you.” - This entry was written by The Trevor Project team https://www.trevorspace.org https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
  6. 15 points

    Version 1.0.7

    88 downloads

    Chat Application allows you to create unlimited chatrooms for your members or staff to communicate in, the chatrooms use the IPS editor allowing your members to create powerful messages with the full editor and toolbar features added to their message's, There is no restriction on the amount of online users but if you are going to have them online in the hundreds then I would recommend having a good host. This applicaion is also compatable with IPS clubs allowing club owners to create their own chatrooms Demo Main Chatroom Features Create unlimited chatrooms Choose what groups can view the chatrooms Choose what groups can chat in the chatrooms Choose what groups can whisper ( read below for the whisper feature ) Choose what groups can download attachments Set the amount of messages to be show in each chatroom Chatrooms uses the IPS editor for the messages Full ckEditor toolbar with all your add-ons will work including the new giphy image add-on Full ability to upload attachments directly to the messages from your PC or mobile phone Supports all of IPS' embedding features of videos / images and your own website link embeds Live updates of new messages using Ajax refresh Choose to play a sound when a new message gets posted Live updates of the online user list using Ajax refresh Choose to play a sound when the online user list gets updated Whisper ( Allow members to send private messages to multiple users ) Choose to show the new messages from either the top or bottom of the message list Members can toggle the sound on or off for each chatroom Members can toggle to hide/show the online user list Allow moderators to edit the chatrooms on ther front end Directly embed videos by uploading the video file directly to the editor Moderator Permissions Can edit messages Can delete messages Can use the ban list Each chatroom has their own ban list what moderators with permissions can edit to ban certain members from the chatroom Choose from 2 different style chatrooms with a standard or a more compact view of the message list Choose to display only the message senders avatar Choose to display only the message senders name Choose to display both Add a widget to any page showing a list of chatrooms and the amount of members online in each one Club Chatrooms Allow club owners to create their own chatrooms for their clubs Club owners have full control of the ban lists for their chatrooms Only club members can chat in the club chatrooms Member Chatrooms Members can create their own chatrooms Member chatrooms will appear in their profiles in the tabs section Member chatroom owners have full control of the ban list for their chatroom You can choose if and what user groups can delete messages from their chatrooms via the ACP Bots Create unlimited bots to post messages when something happens on your site Select a member to send the messages ( You could create a bot member via the ACP and use that ) Each bot can be set to post in different chatrooms Applications supported for bot posting Calendar Create a message when a new event gets created Create a message when someone comments on a event Create a message when someone reviews a event Downloads Create a message when someone uploads a file Create a message when someone comments on a file Create a message when someone reviews a file Forums Create a message when someone posts a topic Create a message when someone replies to a topic Gallery Create a message when someone uploads a image Create a message when someone comments on a image Create a message when someone reviews a image Lottery Create a message when a new game is created Create a message when a game has been drawn Create a message when a member claims a winning ticket Media Uploader Create a message when a member uploads a image Create a message when a member uploads a video file Create a message when a member uploads a audio file Create a message when a member uploads a document Members Create a message when someone registers on the site Members Shop Create a message when a user purchases a item Nexus Create a message when someone reviews a product Random Messages / Quotes Create messages / quotes from a stack setting allowing you add as many as you want and the bot will post random ones each cycle Sports Betting App Create a message when a member places a bet Create a message when a member claims a winning ticket Standard Message Create a message via the editor and the bot will post the messages each cycle Standard & Random Message Cycle Settings Run cycle every 5 minutes Run cycle every 15 minutes Run cycle every 30 minutes Run cycle every 60 mintutes Run cycle every 3 hours Run cycle every 6 hours Run cycle every 12 hours Run cycle every day Each application you pick you can select from a list of their categories / forums etc for when the bot should send a message, this can also be set to all categories / forums etc If you don't have any of the apps installed above the settings will not show for you to enable them If you delete a chatroom from the ACP any bots linked to that chatroom will also be deleted, this is to stop any errors that could be thrown if the chatroom don't longer exist and the bot does More applications will be coming to the bot section in the near future including some 3rd party applications Widgets Show chatrooms in widgets allowing you to place them all over your site allowing members to chat on other pages These chatrooms can be toggled to be hidden or shown ( Of course it is shown by default ) Shows a list of chatrooms and the amount of users online in each of them

    $50.00

  7. 15 points

    Version 1.0.0

    47 downloads

    Sharing the love 💖 ... FREE apps/plugins provided by GT Services. This simple plugin helps your Staff get things done FASTER. There's no more guessing. When a Report comes in they now know why it's being reported. This plugin requires your users to leave a message whenever submitting a REPORT. For those not aware - IPS doesn't require a message when reporting content. Personally, I think this is a crazy move. They gave us the option to create Report Types but not require a message. 😕 Getting members to report content is a great feature to have. But... it becomes problematic when the reason for reporting is not clear. As you can imagine Big Board sites get many Reports. Many are confusing - it's a big waste of time for Staff when no explanation (message) is available. (I personally know this because I'm on the receiving end when something doesn't work right.) Staff get things done FASTER. Staff are happy. Staff can focus on other important things. To install... Download the file Go to Admincp > Site Features (Plugins) [Click Install New Plugin] More FREE apps/plugins coming... (The more LIKES we get the more free apps we will make available.)

    Free

  8. 13 points
    day_

    Night Mode Theme

    Version 1.0.3

    75 downloads

    Night Mode Theme Zero template edits with CSS customisations only in custom.css and theme settings, so you're free to upgrade without waiting on updates! Tested with all IPS apps. (ltr only) Includes the Night Mode Editor Theme. If you spot any issues please let me know in the support topic.

    Free

  9. 12 points
    Makoto

    Radical Tags

    Version 1.1.1

    27 downloads

    Radical Tags Invision Power’s most comprehensive Tag Management system Radical Tags is a modern tag and prefix management system for IPS 4.4, carrying over the features you know and love from the original Advanced Tags and Prefixes application by Ryan with many new additions and usability improvements. Features Radical Tags supports many features out of the box, with many more useful features coming in future releases. Tag and Prefix customization Customizable tags and prefixes, supporting both an easy-to-use interactive editor and an advanced HTML based editor. Supports not only prefixes, but regular tags as well! Make your tag lists stand our with color-coded tags. prefixes_demo.mp4 Forum / Category settings Radical Tags allows you to configure settings for tags and prefixes on a per-category basis. These settings include.. Requiring a prefix Customizing the tag mode (open, closed, or prefix only) Setting a custom language string for the Prefix input (for example, “Platform” on gaming themed forums) Customizing lists of allowed or suggested tags Customizing which prefixes are allowed to be used Setting a default prefix Setting the minimum number of tags that must be used Setting the maximum number of tags that can be used Aliases Provide “aliases” that replace commonly used tag synonyms with a single standardized tag of your choosing. For example, on a photography forum, you may have common tags such as “nature photography” that you’d prefer just be saved as “nature” or vice versa. With this feature, you can add an alias that will automatically convert these tags on submission. Tag management View a list of your communities most used tags, filterable by any item type (Topics, Gallery Images, Blogs, even other third-party applications!) Replace tags in just a few clicks Easily search for and delete unwanted tags ..and more! Easily port over your Advanced Tags and Prefixes configuration from the Tools page Provide a new, sleek, modern look for your communities tags Coming soon As mentioned above, there’s still many more featured planned for this application that you can expect to see in future releases! Some of these planned additions include.. Multimod tag actions (add tags/prefixes to multiple items at once) Album prefixes (assign prefixes to albums based on the category covers prefix) Tag filters - assign filters for different categories, allowing your members to filter results by specific prefixes

    $40.00

  10. 10 points
    Have you ever found yourself muttering "there has to be an easier way" when managing your community? If you have, it's likely that you are not the first person to think that. Invision Community has been refined over nearly two decades, and in that time we've received a lot of feedback from clients running very large and busy sites. We love a short cut, especially when it makes our clients lives easier. There's plenty of time-saving features throughout Invision Community, and here are five of the best. Saved Actions If you routinely perform the same actions to a topic, such as replying before closing it or moving the topic to a different forum, then saved actions will save you a lot of time. Let's look at a practical example. You have a forum where your members can suggest new features for your product. You might choose to move some of these suggestions to another forum to shortlist them for inclusion in a future version, or to discuss further. You also may like to reply thanking the member for their idea, but it's not feasible at this time. Here you would set up two saved actions, one that replies and moves the topic to a specific forum, and one that replies to the topic and closes it for further commenting. Your saved actions are accessible via the moderation menu You and your moderating team can select these saved actions quickly when reading a topic to perform multiple moderation steps in one go. RSS Feeds If your community regularly discusses topics that feature in the latest news, then you can quickly seed these discussions using the RSS feed import tool. Not only can you import almost any public RSS feed into your community, but you also have control over how these topics are displayed, to whom they are attributed to and how the link back to the source article looks. RSS feed import is an often overlooked but handy tool at starting productive discussions without the need to source and post them manually. iCal Feeds The iCal feed can be considered as the sister feature to the RSS Feed Import tool. It works in a very similar way in that it can accept almost any public iCal feed and import events into your community's calendar. This is especially useful if you maintain an event stream outside of the community, but wish to share those events with your members in a native way, or perhaps you already have a calendar product used by your organisation. Using the iCal feed tool to populate your community calendar with key dates relevant to your community can be achieved very quickly. Auto-moderation Moderating a busy community can be a time-consuming task. Trying to review new posts and topics to ensure they meet your community standards as they come in can be daunting. Fortunately, Invision Community has an ace up its sleeve. Auto-moderation allows you to use the power of your community to identify and remove content that does not meet your community standards. The administrator sets up a threshold so that when a specific number of reports for that content item is crossed, the content is hidden. Auto-moderation has a lot of options to configure which we covered in this blog article recently. Group promotion Ensuring your members feel valued and rewarded for their contributions is key to member retention and keeping engagement high. A simple way to reward long term regular contributors is to elevate their permissions. This can mean that they have access to otherwise hidden areas, or they get more allowances in terms of upload space and fewer restrictions. To do this manually would take a significant amount of time. Thankfully, Invision Community has a feature called Group Promotion. This tool allows the administrator to set up specific thresholds such as post count, or time since joining which then move the member into a new group when triggered. This all happens automatically. Just set it up and let it run! We spoke about Group Promotion recently, take a look here to learn more about this feature. How many of you are already using these features, and which ones did we miss off our list? I'd love to know.
  11. 10 points
    day_

    Dark Theme

    Version 1.0.1

    54 downloads

    I'm not a theme designer, just a customer that created a dark theme for my own site and was never intended to be released to the public, but due to interest within the community I have uploaded this theme on to the marketplace....for free. The theme contains zero template edits, only CSS changes which can be found in the custom.css file. Fully compatible with all IPS apps!

    Free

  12. 10 points
    Rikki

    notification.mp3

    I've submitted a change for 4.4.4 that will disable preloading of this sound file (meaning, it'll just load on demand when it's needed, rather than on page load).
  13. 10 points
    “Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.” – Richard Branson, billionaire and founder of Virgin Group. We all seek success with our Invision Communities. For too many of our communities, however, we yearn for success but we don’t plot the correct navigation to get there. We haphazardly pursue our strategies, trying new ideas and hoping one will stick. It’s time to take a step back and assess your goals in context to your growth. It’s important to understand the stages of the community lifecycle, and to strategically match your goals with your growth sequence. Alicia Iriberri and Gondy Leroy of Claremont Graduate University surveyed over 1000 publications across multiple disciplines including computer science, information systems, sociology, and management in their seminal 2009 research paper “A Life-Cycle Perspective on Online Community Success.” Their research forms the foundation for most modern community management, and in their paper they write, “The impact each design component has on the success of the online community shifts depending on which life-cycle stage the online community is experiencing.” The right strategy at the right time will maximize the impact. Every community goes through a community lifecycle of four stages: Inception, Growth, Maturity, and Mitosis. Setting the wrong objective can not only fail, it can even backfire and destroy goodwill. Here are classic examples of good strategies that go wrong because of poor sequencing: A new community with no activity that builds dozens of new boards A growth community not fostering a unique sense of community A mature community not establishing strong codes of conduct Architecting a community is very different for the first ten users versus the next thousand users. New priorities come into play, community concerns will shift and strategies need tochange. As a community manager, ensure the strategy is appropriate and reflects your community lifecycle to ensure maximum impact. Let’s take a look at proper goal settings for each stage of the community lifecycle. Inception Inception is the start of your community. You’re bursting with energy, enthusiasm, and big ideas. While your Invision Community is full of potential, your goal is to turn your vision into reality: Members: Focus on nurturing a core team of members. Your goal is to get 10 – 12 superusers to consistently engage and support the community vision. Promotion: Your community won’t contain enough content to attract visitors through search engines, so you’ll have to rely on personal referrals, word-of-mouth, and direct acquaintances. Content: Focus on building expertise on core content areas that will make you stand out. You want to be the best in one subject. You’ll need to generate much of the content programming yourself, which should focus on functional value. Organization: Establish organizational parameters for the community, define the vision with stakeholders, write your Terms of Use, and validate the community concept. Community: The community is heavily centered around the community founder at this stage, so set the right tone and lead through example. Growth Growth is where the magic of community happens, balanced against the development of more explicit and formal conduct. Members: Shift your focus from nurturing individual users to creating a workflow that can systematically welcome new members. Promotion: You should be proactive with your self-promotional activities to build community awareness such as email marketing, social media, or mailing lists. Content: Content will now be a mix between self-generated and co-created. You want to highlight community content by others to encourage community expertise. When you create content yourself, you want to start including emotionally-driven questions that connect users. Organization: Measure specific metrics for organization goals, highlight community health and successes, secure funding for ongoing budget and team. Community: A unique sense of community is cultivated at this time with shared experiences and language between members. Members feel excited to be a part of your community’s growth. Maturity Maturity is when your Invision Community becomes critically acclaimed and well-known in the field. Even though your community looks to be run smoothly, there are still areas to address so your community doesn’t stagnate: Members: There should be a clearly defined process and welcome guide for onboarding new members, an established pipeline that constantly brings on new superusers, and a rewards program that recognizes members for different types of member journeys. Promotion: Your site is well-known, so the search engine traffic and content within your community is enough to bring in new users. You can optimize your SEO at this point. Content: Almost all content is user-created at this point, which means your focus needs to shift to content recognition, organization, and moderation. Highlight the best community content; categorize and properly tag new content so the community stays organized; and scale your moderation to handle the size of your community. Organization: The community is a key part of your organization’s larger success and supports multiple areas of the business. Be a strong internal advocate for the community and align your community with your organization’s new profit areas. Community: Superusers not only have the privilege of creating their own content for the community, but they’ve stepped up as mentors and moderators. Your community has a strong culture that’s reinforced by members. Mitosis Mitosis is the stage when your Invision Community grows beyond its original mission, potentially splitting off into new subgroups. Many communities stagnate at this point with falling engagement and plateauing registration, but you’re catching onto the next big trend in your industry to grow into. Members: New member registrations flatlines because you’re tracking with the industry. Your goal is to continue to delight members with new forms of omnichannel engagement like regional meetups, video conferencing, and headline conferences. Promotion: Your community self-generates organic traffic. Your promotion should shift from trying to advertise for yourself to exerting influence with industry partners as a trusted leader in the field. Content: Members can find the most comprehensive set of resource documents and discussion on your community. Your goal is to distill the knowledge into the best tips and guides for newcomers to obtain the most accurate information as quickly as possible. You should also archive areas that no longer receive activity while finding growth topics in your field. Organization: The community is a critical part of all business operations and integrates into all relevant workflows. You should build custom metrics to measure results, help determine new investment decisions, and streamline business efficiencies at the organizational level that benefit the community. Community: Your community becomes an incubator of new sections in a controlled manner for potential spin-off. Superusers control and moderate their own areas of the site like Clubs or Blogs. Online communities evolve through distinct stages of the community lifecycle. At each stage, the needs and activities of members require different tools, features, and community management. Certain strategies are more impactful when they coincide with the right sequence. Invision Community makes it easy to get started with a technology platform packed with features that every community manager can start using right away. But how you get to the first ten users, to the first thousand posts, or even to one billion likes will be a journey that’s truly your own. Share your success story of Invision Community in the comments below. Did you make any rookie mistakes that you wish you knew beforehand? What are some strategies that you’re pursuing right now, and why do you think it’s an impactful decision for this stage of your community’s lifecycle? We’d love to hear your journey along the community lifecycle.
  14. 10 points

    Version 1.0.0

    43 downloads

    This plugin will set a number of content items that users must have to start a private message. User will still be able to reply to existing/new private messages. Settings: Display number of items required on the error message Number of content items required Apply restrictions to (choose groups)

    Free

  15. 9 points
    onlyME

    (BIM) Chatbox+

    Version 1.2.2

    142 downloads

    DEMO 1 with basic input form: https://demo.ipsviet.com/chat/room/2-demo-1-basic-input-form/ Demo 2 with Full Editor: https://demo.ipsviet.com/chat/room/3-demo-2-with-full-editor/ Chatbox Plus is a chat application that uses Ajax calls to the server to get new messages. Features: Rooms: Admin can create multiple rooms, display rooms in widgets. Support rooms for Clubs. Announcement & Rules for each room. Online Users list. Allow guest to join and chat with their custom nickname and random avatar. Many stylish design available: 5 skins: 3 styles for messages: Standard Bubbles Condensed User controls: On/Off sound notification. Open chat in a popup. Select skins. Moderator controls: Edit Announcement. Block/unblock users. Clean room (delete all messages). Quick edit/delete a message. Input message: Clean text: only supports URL, image URL, Youtube URL, Giphy, Guggy. Editor: You can use full formatting from Editor: color, bold, size, emoticons... and all Editor's plugins. System messages to notify: New content posted from 3rd-party apps, supports: Forums, Downloads, Pages, Gallery, Blogs, Calendar, Videobox, Musicbox. New announcement. User joined/left room. Others: Supports playing a song from Musicbox *New* Auto loads old messages when scrolling down (or up). Highlight the message row if someone mentions you. Flood control, max messages, limit characters, sorting messages... Show online users in the panel. Lazyload images. Cache for messages to reduce using SQL queries. Fully responsive.

    $35.00

  16. 8 points
    day_

    Dark Theme Support

    As promised, the Dark Theme I created for my site has now landed in the Marketplace, even got myself a fancy new Contributers badge thing. The theme has no template changes, only CSS, if you notice any bits I've missed let me know as and I will get them fixed up straight away. Please remember this theme has only been tested on the Forums, Calendar and Gallery app as I do not own Blog or Commerce.
  17. 7 points
    Cultivating a strong Sense of Community is a clear goal for community builders. Develop a strong sense of community, and you’ve built a community experience that sparks a more meaningful and connected community that your members will love. A strong sense of community means: An integrated community where members feel personally related An impactful community where a member can influence and be influenced by the group. A fulfilling community where members meet the needs of others and can feel rewarded. A shared community, where users undergo common history, time together, and social experiences. Do you believe you’ve developed a strong sense of community? Follow long as we critically examine the first element in the Sense of Community: Membership. Membership Boundaries of communities have always existed, whether it be neighborhoods, social groups, or online communities. By definition, there are people who belong and people who do not. It’s okay to decline membership to users, thereby providing a more comfortable space for members who are accepted. Here are some time-tested tips from my years of community management that touch upon various attributes of membership: Don’t try to be everything to everyone. It’s far better to be an exclusive community to a smaller, impassioned group of users than to dilute your community for a wide audience. Not everybody deserves to belong, and by intentionally removing irrelevant members, it makes it a more purposeful community for those who can join. Define who should belong, and outline the requirements on your Registration screen and Guest Sign-up widget. Boundaries are walls, but safe walls. Although there’s the pain of rejection and isolation of private communities, it’s offset with the positive benefits of joining. It creates a space where members can feel safe to open up, to feel related to one another, and to feel protected. Reinforce the benefits of joining the community to new members in a welcome message. A new sense of identification. Not only do members join the group, they should develop an extended sense of belonging and identity with the group. The more strongly you can define the sense of belongingness, the more deeply the member will feel connected. There should be a feeling of acceptance, an expectation that one fits in, and a willingness to sacrifice for the group. Create a welcome team that immediately reaches out both publicly and privately, ask how the new member can contribute, and constantly highlight how the community has gone above-and-beyond in members helping members. The higher the boundary, the greater the reward. Personal investment is an important contributor to a member’s feeling of group membership. By working for a membership, a member will feel like he’s earned a place – and that the membership will be more meaningful and valuable. You can ask guests for their accreditations, background, or how they can contribute to the community. The power of symbols. Social groups throughout history have long used symbols, icons, ceremonies, and group language to cultivate a unique sense of identity. These conventions are powerful representations of a group. You can cultivate and write a common language in your Invision Community in large ways and small by uploading unique reactions, changing the language string, and celebrating community-specific holidays and events. As you re-evaluate your community framework with me, take the time to outline what it means to be a member of your community. Defining your membership goes hand-in-hand with defining your purpose. It should touch upon these five attributes of membership: boundaries, emotional safety, sense of belonging, personal investment, and common symbolism. Establish clear distinctions for your community’s membership qualifications, and you’ll be able to develop a deep Sense of Community from the very start of a member’s registration. Share with me and others how you've defined your community's membership in the comments below. I love to hear about other Invision Communities. Joel, Invision Community Advocate and Certified Community Manager
  18. 7 points
    Morgin

    Improved Feature: Note to Reporter

    You know when you go to warn a member how you can write a note to the user, and a note to mods? Can we add a third note to the original reporter to have a few form responses "thanks for the report, we are reviewing", etc. stuff like that or a custom response field so that when people report they know the report has been seen? I feel I could increase my community's self moderation if people felt reports led to actionable tasks.
  19. 7 points
    shahed

    Legend Blocks

    Version 1.1.0

    19 downloads

    Legend Blocks is Powerful 40+ Templates for creating Blocks and Widgets + 1 Special "Page Builder" Template. Its also come with a plugin Contain some setting to customize the view of blocks and page builder. Basically you can now create blocks with these new templates (through Pages app Block management) and then use them in all around your community (with IPS sidebar manager) customize the look of those blocks through Plugin settings, and If you want to Create an Index Page for your website, you also can use Special "Page Builder" Template for a new Index page. Special "Page Builder" Template also have it's own settings and you can use it in variety of ways. Demo 1 / Demo 2 ... Templates: Contains currently 40+ templates (Regularly updated and added more) for creating Blocks for your latest articles, news, reviews, topics, files, posts, comments, events, images, albums and ... It's also includ a "Page Builder" template, that can be used for creating Index Pages and this template also have its own plugin settings.

    $12.00

  20. 7 points
    Ok, I have received a couple of messages regarding my night theme, asking if it was available for purchase at all. I'm not a theme developer, it's was never intended to enter the marketplace so the custom.css is not the most professional or tidy one you will ever come across, but I am happy to share it for free and unsupported in this topic. Couple of things, my site runs on a few template modifications, I have reverted all template files for the theme download so it's running all stock 4.4.2 templates. I have also removed CSS which is unique to my site such as the fixed width and icon replacements which you will see in the screenshot below. If you want fixed with, just add this to the top of the custom.css file and edit the value for what suits your site. .ipsLayout_container {max-width: 1100px;} I have also included the editor skin, simply unzip, upload to /applications/core/interface/ckeditor/ckeditor/skins and then select Night Mode under the Editor tab in your theme options. If anyone would like to tidy this up and package it for the marketplace feel free, although it would be nice if it was kept free. Hopefully IPS realise that Dark Themes for mobile users are becoming more popular and include one out the box in future, come on IPS, sort it out! NightMode.zip Dark_Theme.xml
  21. 7 points

    Version 1.0.1

    44 downloads

    This resource will restore the FILES tab on user profile. Requirement: Downloads app Settings: Display TAB if the member has no file submitted Number of files per page Display Files TAB to chosen groups Display Files TAB from chosen groups Honor pinned files Hide Moderator options Important Notice: If you used the previous version of this resource (which was a plugin), follow the steps before install this application: Uninstall the plugin Via FTP, delete the following file from your file system: applications/downloads/extensions/core/Profile/Files.php. Install this application

    Free

  22. 7 points
    In a move that surprised many, British cosmetics firm Lush has chosen to quit social media. With a combined following across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, Lush has a combined audience of over 1.2 million followers. Lush are being a little cryptic about its reasons but cite having to pay for visibility and getting tired of trying to produce content so just that algorithms will rank it highly. "Increasingly, social media is making it harder and harder for us to talk to each other directly. We are tired of fighting with algorithms, and we do not want to pay to appear in your newsfeed. So we’ve decided it’s time to bid farewell to some of our social channels and open up the conversation between you and us instead." It feels like sacrilege for a brand to come off social media, but I'm not surprised. Social media is about broadcasting more than it is about meaningful conversation. And now, even with a huge following, broadcasting doesn't get the same reach it did a few years ago with platforms pushing paid options more and more. Lush also targets a very young demographic that simply aren't using social media anymore. The firm said it was "cutting out the middleman between ourselves and the Lush community". It remains unclear which direction Lush is going to take to facilitate conversations, but using an independent community platform like Invision Community should be considered. It cuts out any algorithm biased, money hungry platform. It opens up the conversation between the brand and its customers in a meaningful way, and the brand is completely in control of their data and what their customers see. At Invision Community, we're seeing more and more brands looking for a solution outside of social media. Perhaps this will accelerate the trend.
  23. 7 points

    Version 1.0.1

    26 downloads

    English: The plugin formats the user name in the mention. Polish: Wtyczka formatuje nazwę użytkownika we wspomnieniach (mention).

    Free

  24. 7 points
    Since the last blog entry in this series I have been very busy. I’m still working full time so haven’t been able to spend as much time as I would have liked on The Dogly Mail but I’m really enjoying the time I can. Early growth has been promising and I have been experimenting with different ideas that have come from founder members to see what might work long term. We recently broke the 100 member milestone and that all came from word of mouth. We’re not talking huge numbers but I’m very encouraged for the future. My focus is now on building interactions with four main areas of the site. Forums I had imagined the forums being the most active area after seeing other Invision Communities but I don’t think there are enough regularly active members yet for this area to be truly useful so it is (for now) not the main priority. I am however using some forums functionality effectively. I’ve added a special offers forum that is viewable by non members but to get to the actual topic contents you need to register. This seems to be enticing a few people to sign up and I want to approach more retailers to build on this. I also installed Simple Topic from the marketplace to simplify the posting process down to the absolute minimum steps required. Polls are also proving popular and new members who may not want to commit to introducing themselves or posting a full topic are at least interacting. I’ll be looking for more ways of adding easy interactions such as this. If anybody has any ideas for encouraging early discussion please let me know in the comments. Articles In the articles section new items are slowly being added and I find this a good opportunity to show some personality and indicate to users what they can expect from the rest of the site. I am trying all kinds of articles such as news, reviews, recipes and dog training guides to find out what I should focus on. I would also like to attract some guest writers for different viewpoints and to free up some of my time. Being able to see article view counts in Invision Community and the direct commenting functionality gives me good feedback. Events The launch of the events section coincided with a large dog related event in London and through it I was able to collaborate with the event organisers and do some succesful networking. This has led to some future opportunities for product reviews and reinforces my point from the last blog article where not all of your time should be spent behind the keyboard. Most of the events are being added by myself but hopefully as this section builds others will find it useful for promoting their own events. Photos One of the early members was quick to suggest we incorporate image sharing into the website as after all how can anybody resist cute photos of puppies? For this I originally looked at the Invision Gallery but felt that this section needed to have a voting element and Gallery was perhaps too feature rich. I wanted it to be a simple first interation with the website. I wanted people to be able to vote and more importantly encourage their friends to sign up and vote too. We started out with a simple topic and for the first month with not many people this worked great. One post was an entry and people could “Like” their favourites. It quickly became quite popular and it was clear that we would need something dedicated to the task so I commissioned some custom work. This was real investment but is already showing promising signs after launching April 1st. New members can now enter the photo competition and register at the same time so most new registrations are now coming from this route. I’ve recently discovered the profile completion feature so will enable that this month to try and increase engagement a bit further. I want to keep to our non intrusive privacy policy so this will all be optional and limited to member photo and some simple dog breed and numer of dogs fields. The Auto Welcome plugin from the marketplace will also be used when I figure out the best way to deploy it. With what I have learned so far I have a better idea of what is going to work to attract registrations and there is also a credible amount of content. This month I will be starting to look into some paid promotion with the hope of hitting my next milestone of 250 members. I will share my findings and hopefully some helpful marketing tips next month.
  25. 7 points

    Version 1.2

    32 downloads

    When you use the search functionality (which encompasses search and streams), the ENTIRE content item text for each matching item is returned on the page. Which may be a stunningly large amount of text. All of it. For each item. For both search results and stream results, after all that text has arrived and the page has fully loaded, a javascript controller is then applied. For search results, the javascript finds the matching search term/s in the content, highlights those terms, and then provides a snippet of text before and after. All well and good and working as intended. Streams, which is just search results based on non-term-based queries, the javascript applied is only truncating all of that text down to two or three lines of text. That's it. It would be awfully wonderful if this truncation happened before dumping all this text to the page... I can't help much with search results without handling the finding-the-match-in-the-text stuff, but for STREAM results, I got this. This lets you set a limit of words kicked out to the page per content item. From 50 to 500. Now, with a massively LESS amount of text getting pushed to the stream pages only to get truncated via javascript, stream pages will be MUCH faster. Note that the truncate function on stream pages is still being applied. The advantage here is not loading the page with so much unnecessary text to just be truncated. Stream page items may truncate down to two OR three lines. Recommend leaving the word setting at 100 at least. Adjust as needed for font sizes, and so on, and such forth... English language tested. Yell at me if this breaks Russian or whatever and I can take a look but don't expect instant results.

    Free

  26. 7 points
    TheJackal84

    Update Checks

    Version 1.0.1

    15 downloads

    This is a simple application I made because I thought it was long to keep going onto my server to change the update check php files each time I update a app or plugin How to use Simply upload the .tar file and wait for install Navigate to this apps menu in the ACP and click files Click to create new and enter all the details about the application Files Name Files Version Files Long Version Files Update URL Files Release Date If you have downloads installed and files uploaded you can choose to use that file to bring the name and update url automatically by selecting that file from the list, if you don't have downloads installed and files uploaded then you would enter the data manually Each one has a little button on the table what will bring up the update url you will add to your app or plugin NOTE... Unless you are a developer who makes apps / plugins / themes this app will be no use to you it is only intended to be used by developers for easy access to edit their files update checks

    Free

  27. 6 points
    When I wrote my last entry, The Dogly Mail had just reached the 100 member milestone but since then things have grown impressively. The photo competition has proven very successful at encouraging new signups and we are now at around 1400 members picking up 15-20 new members a day. This is far better than I could have hoped for but there a few caveats… Not all traffic and content is equal In building website traffic I’ve realised that high member numbers are great and help to validate your ideas but member quality is far more important. I have been able to boost the member growth non-organically with a minimal Facebook ad spend in conjunction with the competition but we’re still trying to find those super contributors. The members we have are not yet invested in the site themselves and the sense of community that is required to be sustainable long term is still in its infancy. We have also found that with the opt-in mailing list, around 50% of the registered members are signing up for the newsletter during registration. This is encouraging to me based on the non-organic growth so hopefully, with more organic growth this will rise further. What are we doing to get higher quality contributions? We are collaborating with a vet on professional articles to give the site more credibility in the areas I am not an expert in and Andy is covering dog news where he has time. Hopefully, over the long term, this will help to improve the organic traffic to the website. With the articles, we now have high-end long-form content covered although I would like to get a more varied team of writers on board to broaden the appeal of the subject matter. We also have more fun commenting, likes and meme social interaction covered in the photo competition section. This leaves a gap in the middle for more serious user-contributed discussion and opinion and what ultimately will make or break the website. For this, we’re working on getting the blogs application ready for when we feel the traffic is sufficient to launch another area. When it’s ready we will slowly transition the ad spend towards the new blog section and forums to provide more balanced traffic coming to the site. We will also be able to promote the new sections via the newsletter. I am almost at the end of the school year so my time on the site should increase and I can get more involved with discussion topics to try and foster that sense of community. What else have I learned? Keeping people’s attention is not easy and once a member has left the site you need to work really hard to get them to revisit. It’s something I read a lot of on these forums so hopefully, Invision is working on this to help us keep people engaged. As you can see we’re still in the try lots of things to see what works stage but the learning experience is part of the fun. We were running AdSense ads and getting a little back from the spend we were doing ourselves but I feel at this stage it is counter-productive. We have decided to stop AdSense for the time being in order to concentrate on building traffic and the membership and will revisit the monetisation options once the site has grown. Not running the adverts has also given the site a substantial speed boost which will hopefully help us with organic rankings. If you’re running your community as a hobby you may not wish to spend anything on advertising to start and may prefer to slowly add to your website content. With so much competition for traffic online though this would be a very slow strategy for us for what I still hope to be a commercially viable micro business. On the current growth path, I hope to be profitable in 12-18 months and will keep you updated with the highs or lows along the way.
  28. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

    3 downloads

    This will change the default navigation menu view of the default IPS theme (And all themes based on default theme design) to: Vertical Fixed Main Menu and Horizontal Fixed Sub Menu... Community users has the option to change position of the menu (To right/left) during their active session. The plugin won't add any tables or columns to the core tables to ensure best performance. Plugin in action:

    $15.00

  29. 6 points
    Invision Community is used by some of the world's biggest game brands, proudly enabling gamers to connect with the creators of their favourite titles. These sites attract millions of visitors between them and thousands of posts are added daily because of their high profile. But what if you're just starting out, how do you convert casual visitors to members, and what's the best way to set up your community? I got talking to new customer Darrell, interestingly named Mr. Fierce God on our community. While you may expect that this portrays a fire and brimstone hothead, you'd be wrong as Darrell is one of the nicest people you'll meet. Darrell runs the Fierce Gaming Network and I was impressed by the way he's set up his site and wanted to share my thoughts on what he's done well. The first thing I noticed is that the forum index is not the home page for the site. For a gaming community that wants to focus on more than just user conversations, this is a good move. Let's break it down. A. The home page has multiple points of entry, and the sidebar menu unobtrusively offers short-cuts to various parts of the community. B. We have a large call to action to either login or register. This box also explains the benefits of registration clearly and enforces that registration is a very quick process. One optimisation that may be worth looking at here is to add the "Sign in with Facebook / Microsoft" buttons on the box to persuade even more to register right away. C. Fierce Gaming Network also makes great use of Clubs to segment their audience to specific software titles. Re-using instantly recognisable artwork as the club cover image will entice fans of those games to visit. Scrolling down a little shows the "Member of the month". As humans, we are drawn to faces instantly, and this humanises the site and "unmasks" some of the popular members, making the site less intimidating. Moving down a little more we see the "Our Picks" section which highlights the best content from the community. Our Picks is a great way to get visitors to engage with your content. Good use of cover images draws attention and makes it clear the kind of content you're going to read. Darrell makes great use of several lnvision Community apps to build the site, and has set it up well. New users get to the site see handpicked content, fellow members and the benefits of joining all in one place. It's a great start and I look forward to seeing Darrell's site succeed. Are you using Invision Community to build custom homepages for your community? Share them in the comments below.
  30. 6 points
    At this point, it’s only a proposal. I don’t think it will become law. At least not in the way it is proposed. However, the reasoning is understandable and far from “insane”. In fact, one could easily argue the opposite: It could be considered insane that the online world is so far behind the “offline” developments we had in civilized societies – and that, among many other things, is based on responsibilities. There is a reason you can’t drive around without a license plate for example. There is a reason police can stop you and ask you for your ID or bring you in to identify you. You can harm others in the real world and you can’t just run away from that by simply being anonymous. But you can still do that online. And that has become a global and serious problem. The internet is not just a place anymore where a few nerds and scientists write in newsgroups. It’s part of our daily life now and affects e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. You have millions of illegal activities going on every day, terror attacks planned, teenagers cyber-bullied and driven into suicide, elections in other countries changed by bots, fake news believed by millions and turned into violence and hundreds of other such things. It’s not as simple as “But muh freedom!“. The negative effects need to mitigated in some way, because the harm they cause can be greater than the benefits of our freedoms. Finding the right balance won’t be easy, but complete anonymity clearly also doesn’t work. And people who think otherwise probably just haven’t been on the receiving end of the problems it can cause.
  31. 6 points
    TDBF

    Our Pick Enhancements

    Version 1.0.1

    52 downloads

    Our Pick Enhancements This is a small plugin to enhance some features of the core Our Picks page. I have always felt that the default Our Pick's Page was a little disorganised and all over the place. This little plugin will change the default look to look a bit more appealing and organised. There are 4 settings to help with this: Header default Image: Select a default image for promoted items which do do have an image. Header Background colour: Change the background color if you do not want to display a background image. Display Extra info: Enable or disable showing the 'Picked By' author and date, Cover Picks Columns: Select the number of columns per row for each item.

    Free

  32. 6 points
    I always see it as a literal “evolutionary” process. I constantly try out new “mutations”, i.e. features. If they turn out to be beneficial, I might put more work into them and make them more prominent. If they do not work, I scale them back slowly (e.g. by first demoting them in the menus) and remove them eventually. There certainly is a danger in adding too much stuff. Not just in regards to the software conflicts you will get, but also in the way you confuse your users. I even have tons of “display:none” declarations in my theme to hide stock functionality. Often less is more.
  33. 6 points
    I noticed something new in the chiller cabinet at the petrol station after filling yesterday. Bottles of Grape Fanta sitting alongside the more mundane and pedestrian drinks such as Coke Zero and Pepsi Max. I grabbed two bottles. After draining one in record time, I googled around to see where I could get more of this delicious nectar, and it discovered that it's a new flavour being launched in the UK. The really interesting thing was that Coca Cola used data stored in the self service machines that offer different flavours (such as those at cinemas) to determine which new flavours to bring to the market. Grape was the second most popular flavour after regular orange, so the company knew they had a market ready for premixed bottles. In a world where we fear what Big Tech does with our data, it's easy to forget that data has a valid use in your business. It's why we make it clear that with Invision Community, you own your data. We just look after it for you. This gives you the freedom to discover new trends within your business and use them to drive sales.
  34. 6 points
    Facts!! Thank you for this Joel. One of our "Rookie Mistakes" back in 2017 was that we tried to have every single app and plugin that the marketplace offered, then try to "cram" it all into One place, not creating "doors" that led into other places to find "More" Also we were changing Themes way to much and too often Now, we have staff meetings every week, we have each staff member familiar with IPS and it's Powerful Core Features, then they are always going thru the marketplace to research key apps and plugins to make sure they are needed, not needed, and pro's vs con's of having them
  35. 6 points
    Congratulations to both The Trevor Project and Invision Community for finding happy partners in each other.
  36. 6 points
    Joel R

    Improved Feature: Note to Reporter

    I would be interested. I think it's important to bring transparency to the report and make the reporter feel that their time and energy to help sustain a clean community is appreciated.
  37. 6 points
    I AM GROOT.
  38. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    19 downloads

    This plugin will make the image record required when submitting a record in Pages. Setting: Apply in databases (to choose) Apply to (groups)

    Free

  39. 5 points

    Version 1.0.1

    6 downloads

    R2S Piorun Live demo: https://road2skill.eu/ This is only theme .xml (no layout .psd) if you want to have this servers table you must have (GS) Server List by NaXe The theme is compatible with the forum application, I have not tested the rest Server Banner

    $35.00

  40. 5 points
    Let's bring this all together. Here are two examples of a group promotion notification This new message is customized. It talks about the qualifications, the scarcity, and the benefits of the promotion. It's aligned to the community strategy, and it also gives a goal to earn the next title.
  41. 5 points

    Version 1.9

    22 downloads

    CYBER APEX 1.9 Dark - SUPPORT TOPIC DEMO: http://cyberpixelz.com/forums/ ( user: demo / pass: demo ) ABOUT THEME: UserInfoPane integrated in the topic ( so, you dont need plugins for that ) + online/offline status Change Menu Links from ACP ( hardcoded ) MegaFooter ( You can modify the footer from ACP ) Enable / Disable - And change the text Fully responsive ( 100% ) Fully animated ( 100% ) Logo and body PSD inside of the folder Social buttons customizable from ACP Body IMG customizable from ACP Avatars max 150x300px INFO: It's the first release, so you can help us to fix bugs, just enter in the support topic For minor changes im open for free ( so just give me a pm ) or use the support topic I used FontAwesome & Material Icons LIGHT VERSION: If you want so see previous theme enter here ( CHECK ALL MY STUFFS HERE )

    $30.00

  42. 5 points
    Rikki

    Notifications are Ignorant

    We actually recently added a review of notification functionality to our internal list, and this is one of the pain points that came up. We'll hopefully be able to address it in the not too distant future.
  43. 5 points

    Version 1.0.3

    3,815 downloads

    Keeps track of the number of registered members that have visited your site in a custom duration and also records which day you set the record for the most members online in the same day all options done via the front settings and Admin CP. Features Show online users for how many hours ago. Who Can See. Show Stat. Limit Maximum Number of The List. Groups To Exclude From the Link. Order Users Link By. Sort Type. Show user photo. NEW User photo size. NEW 4.4.x Users please read To make this plugin work to display colors please make sure have the following turn on, ACP - Members - Profiles - Profile Settings Tab, scroll to the bottom of the page: The above is new settings in 4.4.x only.

    Free

  44. 5 points
    WoW!!! On behalf of Fierce Gaming Network & Community, we are honored to be featured in this Blog, as a critique and ways that IPS is used and can make a community AWESOME @Matt always writes excellent and to the point articles/blogs, this is right there with the rest! I, as the Founder/Owner am speechless on being contacted to be let known THIS ^^ was happening and the hard work Fiere puts in is being recognized!! Thank you once again for letting me and Fierce be apart of such a amazing Community. Company and growth Noted! and agree 100% lol, about to run over and put this in as yes it will only help in more than one way!!! Thank you
  45. 5 points
    Mutt of the Month is brilliant.
  46. 5 points
    Beautiful cause and project... 🙂 Peace and ...
  47. 5 points
    Hi I really non positively surprised with the development of the personal messages (PM) system in the IPS community First thing - the search in the PM in the 4.4 is buggy (pagination is not working correctly and etc., have couple of tickets submitted). But this understandable as new development probably. BUT Why IPS is cutting the functionality, which was already there??: 1. First you limit the search for 1 year, and hardcode this in the source, with no ability to change in the ACP. 2. In 3.X a people was asking for the ability to search by Author name, and it was introduced in 4.3.x, and I was happy! :))) but in 4.4.X I found that you again withdraw the ability to search in PM by Author. I do not know the reasons behind this, but these features are very important for the old communities. My community is 15 years old, and I am still have some data in the old PMs which I do not wat to delete and want to be able to find it. One more thing, is the easy way you can clean up your mailbox... there is none!. I can search the mails, but I could not select them from the search results and delete the unused conversations. Either I have to open all one-by-one-and-delete or nothing. So the PMs start piling up... and without the good search function it is just becoming a mess... Could you pls reconsider the PM strategy and bring removed features back!
  48. 5 points
    @TheJackal84: I'm not kidding you when I say this, I became that impressed with your chat application that I went ahead and purchased it. Not only that, however, it made me want to upgrade to IPS 4.4 something hadn't wanted to do until I saw this. This is a great idea. I run a fan site for my local football team, the match chat used to be very popular, but CometChat lost their heads and became bloatedware. One thing, however, I liked, was the ability to send voice updates. I would give the thumbs up to this idea, especially if you added settings that would enable only certain members to use the function. I or someone trusted could then give updates on the game as it happens (like commentary). 😍😍 I also like this idea. The ability to attach/upload images from a smartphone or tablet would be awesome, I often shared pictures throughout games similar to the above voice function. It's useful outside of that as not everyone these days has a desktop computer and otherwise they might not be able to share images. My suggestions: A dedicated chat room moderator(s) - (Allow us to choose who mods the chat rooms and pin them to the top of the online list). Chat room logs - (very useful to read through incase anyone does something they shouldn't, otherwise without proof it becomes he said, they said). Report chat messages - (like the above, if members could report comments live it would allow for better moderation and quicker action to be taken). Disable sounds and notification alerts inside the chat room(s) individually. Member statuses (Availible, Away, Busy) - (Useful to know if someone is absent, as it marks them and during a long conversation it allows people to notice easily). Invite members (this would send a notification out asking a member to join x room). Show who has seen each message (much like Facebook Messenger does). -Ignore if it does- Does this block filtered bad words? If not, please support the default feature. I think this application is wonderful, I almost considered buying an option mentioned earlier, however, I couldn't justify the price and I felt it wasn't quite right for what I needed. I can see this working well straight out of the box - yet I am seeing a lot of potential to improve it. Seriously, thank you for releasing and already taking on improving it by adding our suggestions. I hope it replaces the whole that IPS left when they disbanded their chat system as I feel this is perfect.
  49. 5 points
    Hello, One of the new features of 4.2.2 is a new hard-coded, one-year limit to blocks in the Pages application. I understand this was done to improve performance, as limiting the amount of data you pull from the database server improves performance. The side effect of this new limitation is that our blocks now don't show all the information we need. For example, we have a block that lists our most popular articles, and with 4.4.2, this block only shows the most popular articles posted in the past 365 days instead of all times. Another example, we have a block that lists our products, and with 4.4.2 this block only shows the products released in the past 365 days instead of all products. My suggestion is to respect the "past year" checkbox that is available when configuring blocks, as now this checkbox is simply ignored. This way I believe you could help users like me who want all data, and users who don't need all data and can limit the scope of the queries to improve performance. I know you probably won't implement that, but I thought it would be interesting to open a topic about this, to see if other website owners have the same needs as us here. Thanks! :) Gabriel.
  50. 5 points

    Version 1.0.1

    3,376 downloads

    This mod will let you add Text, HTML and PHP widget IPS4's blocks. also you can disable PHP widget from Admin CP How To Install You just need install the plugin Admin CP > System > Site Features > Plugins > Install

    Free

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