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  1. 9 points
    Invision Community has certainly changed a lot over the years as we've moved through major updates and large user interface changes. While large scale changes offer a dramatic difference, it is sometimes the smaller changes that bring the most satisfaction when using your community daily. This blog entry rounds up some of the UI improvements Invision Community 4.5 brings. Content View Behavior What do you want to happen when you click a topic link? Are you taken to the first comment, the last comment or the first comment you've not read? If you speak to 100 people, I'm pretty sure you'll get a good spread of votes for each. Invision Community has always offered subtle ways to get right to the first unread comment. Our infamous dot or star allows you to do this, but it is so subtle almost no one knows this. Invision Community 4.5 now allows each member to choose (with the AdminCP offering a default). Now everyone wins! Who Reacted? Invision Community has had reactions for a long while now. Although finding out who exactly reacted without clicking the counts has proved irksome. We've fixed that in Invision Community so simply mousing over the reaction icon reveals who reacted. Sign In Anonymously For as long as I can remember, Invision Community has offered an option to sign in anonymously via a checkbox on the login form. However, as we've added faster ways to log in via Facebook, Twitter, Google and more it's become less straight forward to ensure your anonymity. Invision Community 4.5 removes this login preference and moves it to your members' settings. Now your members can resume hiding as they move around your community across multiple logins. Resize Before Uploading One of the most popular requests we've had in recent times is to resize large images before uploading. It's quite likely that your giant full resolution image will be denied when attempting to upload, and it's a bit of a faff to resize it in a photo editor. Invision Community leverages the uploader's ability to resize before uploading, which makes it a much happier experience. Switch Off Automatic Language Detection Invision Community attempts to map your browser's user-agent to a specific language pack. When you visit a site, your browser lets the site know which language our browser is set to (often dictated by your operating system) and we use that to show you the correct language if the community you're visiting has multiple languages installed. However, it might be that you don't want this to happen because although your computer's OS is set to a specific language, it doesn't always follow that is the one you wish to use on a website. Invision Community 4.5 allows this automatic detection to be switched off. Quote Collapse We will finish with another popular feature request; the ability for long quotes to be collapsed, reducing the amount of scrolling one has to do. Quite simply, Invision Community collapses long quotes with an option to expand them to read the entire quote. Thank you to all our customers who have taken the time to leave feedback. As you can see, we do listen and action your feedback. Which change are you looking forward to the most? Let us know below!
  2. 4 points

    Version 1.0.1


    This plugin contains various tweaks and adjustments I have made to the IP.Gallery application to make it more suitable for my own personal use. After losing the original code for this plugin and having to reverse engineer the last build I made of it in order to apply a minor bugfix with the latest IPS release, I have decided to go ahead and open source my modifications here to submit as a general suggestion to IPS in regards to changes I'd like to see to the IP.Gallery platform. What this plugin does 1. Changes the scaling of images in the gallery. I find the default gallery window way too small for most use cases. This plugin, by default, modifies the gallery window to utilize up to 65% of the browser window. Here is a before and after demonstrating this: Before After 16x9 aspect ratios can cleanly fill the entire box with this setup, while other images still are able to be viewed at much more reasonable resolutions. 2. Allows you to disable the gallery lightbox. The gallery lightbox is neat. It's nice to have in certain areas of the site, like when clicking on a gallery image linked in a forum post. It is not, however, nice to have literally everywhere you go in the gallery. It does not replace traditional gallery navigation for me, and based on the vast amount of user feedback I've seen, most members I've interacted with do not like this system either. This is anecdotal, but shares my personal experience. This plugin will let you disable having the lighbox open when you click on images in category and album overview pages. You will instead be directed to the normal image overview page. 3. (Or more 2.1), disables the gallery lightbox when loading an image link directly. Why is the lightbox being forced here? It's redundant and not any more user friendly than just looking at the page that's already been loaded. It's just an annoyance. So I've disabled it. 4. View full image actually opens the full image. This I consider more of a bug. The "view full image" link does not, as its name implies, open the full image. It opens the large, scaled down image in a new tab instead. This plugin fixes it so that it links to the original image instead. 5. Adds a download button to the lightbox After bashing the lightbox overuse so much, I decided to wrap up by adding something to it. This includes a simple tweak that adds a "download image" button to the lightbox.


  3. 3 points
    I've done something similar for a project, where we have put the link to the most popular comment (which is also the one with the highest rates) into the sidebar.
  4. 2 points

    Google Search Console - new issue

    Review data used to be valid for Article object types in structured data, but Google has since changed their mind and no longer allows you to include review data for articles. We are looking into this.
  5. 2 points
    Mr 13

    Ability to report user

    Currently we can report only content items, but sometimes it would be useful to report a user, for example in cases when user account was made is only in order to leave links in it's profile and "About me" section, like this.
  6. 2 points
    I would have thought that, in order to achieve that, we'd need to group or order those comments in some way. In a linear chronological view it would only be able to take you to one of them. Can IPS group top/highest rated comments in a reddit-esque style? If so, I agree it would be a good option for that use case.
  7. 2 points

    Members Teams (Support Topic)

    The theme I am using has FontAwesome 5 so those icons will work and it did so thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
  8. 2 points
    Mr 13

    Highlighting staff posts

    I don't like current behaviour of highlighting because it works for every posts, does not matter if this post important or not (i.e. "official staff answer" or "staff member's comment on kittens photo"). I'd prefer to have an option below editor.
  9. 2 points
    In this announce new feature called "quote collapse" was mentioned. It would be nice to have the same feature for code blocks. Thanks.
  10. 2 points

    Members Teams (Support Topic)

    You can do it by CSS no doubt, however, I'm unsure how to switch it properly. Until Michael replies, you can simply edit the template if you wish. Core > Global > Plugins > Settings Link Look for.... <i class='fa fa-futbol-o'></i> Change to... <i class="fas fa-football-ball"></i> This might not work, as I'm not sure if there is a Font Awesome icon for 4.7 which IPS uses - but the icon is found in the latest set. If not, at least you can still replace it for any of the ones featured here https://fontawesome.com/v4.7.0/icons/
  11. 2 points
    We really needed: "Take me to the most popular comments" or "Take me to the highest rated comments" The reason why that's so important is because the most popular or highest rated comments // content by the community usually defines the best answers without the need to read through the entire topic to get to the most informational or informative answers of the topic. Not many people anymore want to read an entire thread to get to the best answer(s) provided by the community. This could be a game changer in forum software. The idea here is to promote the highest quality content and keep people on the site, not deter them because they have to read pages upon pages to find the best answer. The way this is now is just moving around what we had, these options do not help in defining the most informative content for a user that wants to save themselves some time, it also doesn't reward people for giving the best answers nor does it persuade people to try and give a best answer. We're still forced to read content that may not even apply to the topic subject at hand. Thanks
  12. 2 points
    Has @Lindy's mind been blown by any of these changes?
  13. 2 points
    This updates can help Administrators to make its communities alive and protected from prohibited content: Allow Administrator to change the topicstarter. Options to ban members to change topic title and firts message separately. Setup permissions for members group that way, so the members of "one group" could see each other content, but other groups can't see "one group" content. Like parallel world in the same community. If Reply to this status... in All Activity feed, then updated status goes UP on the feed. Notifications about someone's replied to any Status Updates. Delete Digg and Delicious from Share on. Change for WhatsApp, Telegram, WeChat, Instagram. Add the setup option for it in the AdminCP. Word Filters for Status Updates replies. Word Filters for About Me in Profile. Display Pinned topics and Recommended posts in All Activity feed. If Added new word to filter, all the filtered content must be updated regarding Action to take. Built-in translator for messages in other languages. Quote Collapse.
  14. 1 point
    A long shot I know, but I'd love to see the gallery become a truly video-friendly place. > Automatic thumbnail option (generated from midway point in video perhaps) > Video compression options > Inbuilt video player, rather than relying on users browser's video player. Would be willing to pay for anyone who developed these features too.
  15. 1 point

    Version 20200211


    This is the French (fr-FR) translation file for IPS Community Suite 4 and contains translations for: System Forums Calendar Pages Gallery Commerce Downloads Blog Converter Front-end and back-end are fully translated. This translation made by Invision Board France, the french support community for IPS software.


  16. 1 point

    Google Search Console - new issue

    View fragments Invalid object type for itemReviewed "Search Console now maintains a new advanced report for review fragments. This report shows any issues with tagging the review fragments found by Google on your site."
  17. 1 point
    Fingers cross for invision community 5.0 maybe? 😁 I just feel like the videos in the gallery right now feel tacked on the end (perhaps highlighted best by the fact that videos are still referred to as an 'image' when editing them in the gallery). As the internet becomes more and more driven by video content, I would love to see Invision adapt.
  18. 1 point
    KT Walrus

    4.5 and Video Attachments

    I keep checking this site for a blog post that describes first class support for video attachments in 4.5... I hope 4.5 does indeed add much better support for uploading and attaching videos to posts. Video hosting is very easy these days with cheap video streaming services like Cloudflare Stream. In addition to video hosting, I hope 4.5 comes with a better uploader for videos. The current uploader is miserable for uploading large files like videos. Fortunately, there is a very good open source uploader called Uppy that handles uploading both large and small files (and was created especially for uploading videos). Finally, Cloudflare Stream requires tus to upload videos to Cloudflare and Uppy was created by the same company that created the tus protocol.
  19. 1 point

    Members Teams (Support Topic)

    You're welcome.
  20. 1 point

    Track Members

    Blimey that was quick.
  21. 1 point
    Adriano Faria

    Track Members

    What's New in Version 1.2.5: Add the ability to increase/decrease (or set to Indefinitely) the tracking time when you're change tracking settings from a member
  22. 1 point
    Joel R

    Searchable Member List

    1. There are several apps in the Marketplace for a dedicated member list. 2. Searching for members can be done using the search function. Toggle to search for Members.
  23. 1 point

    Landing Page ( Support Topic )

    Yes, I did this first. ACP > Applications > Select the application (landing) > then click the arrow > this will show another 'landing page' > click the padlock and choose your permissions. You can then access the page using this link (with our own url) - https://MYSITE.com/index.php?app=landingpage&module=main&controller=landingpage Obviously then set the app to default and change the permissions to set as home page.
  24. 1 point
    I am not sure, but I guess that autofill is not bound to label but to the technical field name.
  25. 1 point
    These aren't currently features but are great suggestions I've added to my list for consideration for 1.4 Entries already appear in activity streams the same as all content items, topics, gallery images etc. Votes are an additional activity stream setting configured in the admin control panel default activity stream settings. It's a little tucked away in there behind a button.
  26. 1 point

    Radical Tags

    Thanks! Just upgraded.
  27. 1 point

    Serve precompressed .gz for static assets

    It's been a long time since that was implemented and my memory can only hold so much. As I recall, the reasoning was that most server software (i.e. Apache) can handle dynamically gzipping content, but when you store a static asset on S3 it is served as-is, so we had to do it manually ourselves.
  28. 1 point
    That's a nice widget. I like that widget. Something you plan to release on the marketplace?
  29. 1 point

    Radical Tags

    Hey @Giray, There was a bug in the initial 1.5.0 release but it has been fixed with 1.5.1, please be sure to upgrade and let me know if you continue experiencing issues! @sonimik1 / @breatheheavy Be sure to upgrade to 1.5.1 when you can too! Sorry for the inconvenience!
  30. 1 point
    @onlyME has a mod (I think) that restricts certain posts to only members who "react" to the topic, meaning they would have to be logged in to see the content. It could do what you're after quite nicely.
  31. 1 point

    Auto Welcome Support

    I'd pay $ for it if I had the option to and it would help or guarantee that feature requests like minutes instead of hour-long delays were considered.
  32. 1 point
    Dean Spencer

    Makoto's Gallery Enhancements

    Works great on my community. Thank you!
  33. 1 point

    Landing Page ( Support Topic )

    Updated to 1.0.7 Silent Update Fixed the bug when you disabled the block in the ACP it would not disable on the front Fixed the bug where it showed the topic date instead of the post date on the topic posts block
  34. 1 point
    Mr 13

    Configure CKEditor to allow attributes

    @Joy Rex, it's about filtering at the IPS level, not CKE.
  35. 1 point
    Collapse only for quotes? It would be nice to have the same feature for code blocks.
  36. 1 point
    Resize images is awesome! Great news!
  37. 1 point

    Blew Lindy's mind

    So, what is it? A new feature? A bug that has been fixed? Who knows... 😀
  38. 1 point


    I went immediately to check for a new blog post, but alas. At least there is hope 🙂
  39. 1 point


    We ❤️ Zapier at Invision Community too.
  40. 1 point
    The goal of every client here in the Invision peer community, myself included, is to launch and run successful communities. Whether I’m going to be able to achieve that success in the new year depends entirely on trying these 10 steps. I know if that if I stick to these steps, then my community will grow – and I know if you follow along, your community will too. 10. Ignore Google Google makes me laugh; Google makes me cry; Google makes me want to pitch myself into the freezing icy waters of the San Francisco bay. But focusing on Google’s up-and-down volatility isn’t what is going to make my community successful. It’s a distraction, and at worst, a wrong commitment of attention. 9. Remember My Past Sins I’ve made every mistake imaginable – including over-the-top themes, too many customizations, and chasing after dream goals. The very worst is not making a database backup, then losing everything. Most of us came up through the School of Hard Knocks, and we should learn from those experiences. 8. Treat Every Person as Gold Members are the beating heart of your community, and are truly what makes your community special. I’m committed to taking time out every day to message, comment, or reply to 3 new people to cultivate new relationships. 7. Practice x3 Nobody is perfect the first time they try something. Thomas Edison famously stated that he found 10,000 ways for a lightbulb to not work, and 1 way that it did. Whether you’re publishing new content or designing a template, refine it multiple times. 6. Start as a Guest I don’t do this enough and I always find something surprising when I do. Either something is missing, something can be improved, or something is wrong. The guest experience is the very first impression a visitor will have, and it can shape all of his future expectations. 5. Less is More It’s easy to get sidetracked and to let your community get bloated with content and features. It’s better to be amazing in one domain expertise: you offer the most authority, the most trusted content, the latest news, or the most comprehensive overview. Excite members by being the best at what you do. De-emphasize, consolidate, or archive everything else as needed. 4. It’s Not the Feature; Its What the Feature Does It’s easy to think that because Invision Community ships with a new feature, then you should use it. You don’t. You should always pre-qualify the feature by asking how the feature can help you better engage with your community, how does it engage, and how can you customize the feature even better for your members? 3. Bring Your Superusers Along Even though I invite my superusers into a special private feedback group, I don’t leverage their knowledge, experience, or perspective enough. I recently asked for feedback about a particular feature, and it turns out none of them use it! 2. Experiment & Learn There’s always something new to learn, explore, and implement. It's my personal goal to enrich my personal skillsets in areas like leadership, team building, mentoring, emotional intelligence, organizational behavior, and psychology for more effective community management. On the promotion side, you can learn about email marketing, digital marketing, social media, creating rich media, and more. On the content side, you can always improve your content writing skills, emotive writing, keyword research, and the conversion of one content piece into multiple media and formats. 1. Enjoy the Journey For any community admin who sticks with his community for several years, you can get burned out. I know the feeling, and I like to periodically remind myself about what I enjoy running the community. There’s so much to learn and do that it can feel overwhelming, so it’s important to take every day in 2020 one day at a time.
  41. 1 point

    Blew Lindy's mind

    I can’t say.
  42. 1 point

    Version 1.0.2


    The plugin allows you to display advanced geolocation of members in forum topics (not in comments). In addition to the standard built-in IPS geolocation, several popular third-party geolocation services are supported, such as ip-api.com, ipstack.com (ex. freegeoip.net), geoip.nekudo.com, sypexgeo.net. This first allows you to use geolocation mapping with an inactive license, second, for example, it extends the geolocation settings in part of the locale display language. Additional options allow you to change the display of geolocation, in the form of an caption or a flag, or both versions together, as well as the standard geolocation is hidden in the mobile version, this plugin has the option to display the flag of the members country in the mobile version. You can also configure which groups can see the geolocation, and for which groups geolocation will not be determined. Supports work with versions IPS 4.2.x, 4.3 and 4.4


  43. 1 point

    Website Services

    that never gets updated, I had one pending there for over a year then I reported it to be removed as it has been pending so long and it got removed instantly
  44. 0 points

    Serve precompressed .gz for static assets

    If you use S3, we do actually pre-compress assets already...
  45. 0 points
    It wouldn't be hard to extend it to code blocks, but it should be noted that clients have requested doing this for quotes quite a bit, but I can't recall seeing any suggestions requesting we add this to code blocks. This is why we strongly encourage clients to post in our feedback area so we can gauge which features our community are most interested in. (We take in input from other sources as well, just to be clear)
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