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  1. 414 points
    onlyME

    (BIM) Chatbox FREE

    Version 4.0.3

    12,935 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. 148 points
    Charles

    Invision Community 4.3

    We are happy to announce the new Invision Community 4.3 is available! Some highlights in Invision Community 4.3 include... Improved Search We now support Elasticsearch for scalable and accurate searching that MySQL alone cannot provided. There are also enhancements to the overall search interfaces based on your feedback. Emoji Express yourself with native emoji support in all editors. You can also keep your custom emoticons as you have now. Member Management The AdminCP interface to manage your members is all new allowing you easier control and management of your membership. Automatic Community Moderation You as the administrator set up rules to define how many unique member reports a piece of content needs to receive before it's automatically hidden from view and moderators notified. Clubs The new Clubs feature has been a huge hit with Invision Community users and we are expanding it to include invite-only options, notifications, exposure on the main community pages, paid memberships, and more. Custom Email Footers Your community generates a lot of email and you can now include dynamic content in the footer to help drive engagement and content discovery. New Gallery Interface We have reworked our Gallery system with a simplified upload process and more streamlined image viewing. The full list follows. Enjoy! Content Discovery We now support Elasticsearch which is a search utility that allows for much faster and more reliable searching. The REST API now supports search functions. Both MySQL and Elasticsearch have new settings for the admin to use to set search-defaults and default content weighting to better customize search logic to your community. Visitors can now search for Content Pages and Commerce Products. When entering a search term, members now see a more clear interface so they know what areas they are searching in and the method of search. Member Engagement Commerce can now send a customizable account welcome email after checkout. You can whitelist emails in the spam service to stop false-positives. REST API has many enhancements to mange members. Ability to join any OAuth service for login management. Invision Community can now be an OAuth endpoint. Wordpress OAuth login method built in. Support for Google's Invisible ReCaptcha. Groups can be excluded from Leaderboard (such as admins or bot groups). All emails generated by Invision Community can now contain admin-defined extra promotional text in the footer such as Our Picks, and Social Links. Admins can now define the order of Complete Your Profile to better control user experience. Clubs Option to make a Club visible but invite-only Admins can set an option so any Club a member is part of will also show in the parent application. So if you are in a Club that has a Gallery tab then those image will show both in the Club and in the main Gallery section of the community. Club members can now follow an entire Club rather than just each content section. There is a new option on the Club directory page for a list view which is useful for communities with many Clubs. If you have Commerce you can now enable paid memberships to Clubs. Admins can set limits on number of Clubs per group. If a group has delete permission in their Club, they can now delete empty containers as well. Members can ignore invitations. Moderation and Administration Unrestricted moderator or administrator permission sets in the AdminCP are visually flagged. This prevents administrator confusion when they cannot do something as they will be able to quickly see if their account has restrictions. You can choose to be notified with a new Club is created. Moderators can now reply to any content item with a hidden reply. Download screenshot/watermarks can now be rebuilt if you change settings. Support for Facebook Pixel to easily track visitors. Moderators can now delete Gallery albums. Automatic moderation tools with rules to define when content should auto-hide based on user reports. Totally new member management view in AdminCP. More areas are mass-selectable like comments and AdminCP functions for easier management. New Features Commerce now has full Stripe support including fraud tools, Apple Pay, and other Stripe features. Commerce packages can now have various custom email events configured (expiring soon, purchased, expired). Full Emojii support in the editor. Complete overhaul of the Gallery upload and image views. Announcements system overhaul. Now global on all pages (not via widget) and new modes including dismissible announcements and top-header floating bar option. Many new reports on traffic and engagement in the AdminCP. Blog has new view modes to offer options for a traditional site blog or a community multi-member blog platform. The content-starter can now leave one reply to Reviews on their item. Commerce now makes it much easier to do basic account-subscriptions when there is no product attached. Useful Improvements Forums has a new widget where you can filter by tags. If tags are not required, the tag input box now indicates this so the member knows they do not have to put in tags. Member cover photos can now be clicked to see the full image. Any item with a poll now has a symbol on the list view. Twitch.tv embed support. You can now update/overwrite media in the Pages Media Manager. Mapbox as an additional map provider to Google Maps. Technical Changes Direct support for Sparkpost has been removed. Anyone currently using Sparkpost will automatically have their settings converted to the Sparkpost SMTP mode so your email will still work. Your cache engines (like Redis) will be checked on upgrade and in the support tool to ensure they are reachable. Third-party applications will now be visually labeled to distinguish them from Invision Community official applications. The queued tasks list in the AdminCP is now collapsed by default as queued tasks are not something people need to pay much attention to during normal operations. When upgrading from version 3 series you must convert your database to UTF8 and the system saves your original data in tables prefixed with orig. The AdminCP now alerts you these are still present and allows you to remove them to reclaim storage space. On new installs there are now reasonable defaults for upload limits to keep people from eating up storage space. Categories in all apps (forums, gallery albums, databases, etc.) no longer allow HTML in their titles. This has been a concern both in terms of security and usability so we were forced to restrict it. Large improvements to the Redis cache engine including use for sessions. The login with HTTPS option has been removed and those who were using it will be given instructions to convert their entire community to HTTPS. Images loaded through the proxy system now honor image limits for normal uploads. We now consider BBCode deprecated. We are not removing support but will not fix any future issues that may come up. There's a lot to talk about here so we are going to lock this entry to comments so things do not get confusing. Feel free to comment on upcoming feature-specific entries or start a topic in our Feedback forum.
  3. 125 points

    Version 1.0.1

    3,405 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

  4. 122 points
    We are well into development on IPS Community Suite 4.2 and are excited to start announcing all the new features and improvements. Our next big release is focused on engagement with your members. You will see enhancements to our Reputation system, new ways to encourage people to register on your community, and enhancements to existing features to make them more interactive. There are also entirely new capabilities we cannot wait to show you ranging from new ways to organize content to tools to help promote your community. Version 4.2 also features a refreshed AdminCP and default front-end design. Theme changes in 4.2 are mostly in the CSS framework so your existing themes will either work without issue or require minor changes to work in the new version. Over the next several weeks we will be posting news entries with previews of upcoming features fairly often. Be sure to follow our News section, our Facebook, or Twitter to stay up to date. We expect IPS Community Suite 4.2 to be out in mid-2017 with a public preview available sooner. Everyone at IPS has worked very hard on this update and we think you will love it!
  5. 119 points
    In our spirit of keeping everyone up to date, this topic will serve as a running list of what's new in IP.Board 3.2.0. As we make changes we will update this topic so check back now and then. This is not yet a complete list as we are still making changes, adding new features, and doing other work. If you don't see what you're looking for here just yet please check back later! As always with IPS, everything listed here is not part of a "possible" roadmap. We will only post items on this list when they are 100% complete and included in IP.Board 3.2.0 so you can trust that what we post in public is what you will get. Calendar Improvements SEO Improvements: Consistency: RSVP: Simplification and interface changes: iCalendar support: Moderator Functions Report Center improvements: Editing Member improvements: Moderator Control Panel: New Text Editor New editor and auto-save: Cleaner interface, quick reply, quick quoting: New post alert while typing reply: AdminCP New style: New "like" reputation mode: Easy member management: Improved restrictions: Forum Management: Remote skin editing: Core Functionality View new content and topic marking improvements: and part 2: New Photo Editor: Shared media: Tagging and prefixes: Notification enhancements: and New mobile skin: Miscellaneous Changes "Delete All" button has been added to the SQL error logs page Linear+ and Outline modes removed for topic viewing (they're a hold-over from an older time on the web and it's time to retire them) Support for IPv6 You can now use the member management tools to search for incomplete members Pagination added to the incomplete members page of the ACP If only one skin or language is choosable, the dropdown selector at the bottom of the page will be hidden Member photos and member avatars are being merged into one function: member photo. There was too much overlap between the two features. IP.Calendar and IP.Chat will no longer be bundled in the IP.Board download zip to reduce the size of the download. This also allows clients who have no interest in IP.Chat or IP.Calendar to choose not to download or install those applications. Of course those who do wish to use those applications can easily download from the client area and install them. Rebuild FURL cache button has been moved to the cache management page. It is now possible to rename the “hooks” folder to something else editing the constant IPS_HOOKS_PATH in initdata.php. You can now edit each group’s report center permissions directly from the group management area Report center now supports item marking to remember and indicate which reports you’ve viewed Customers who have purchased Copyright Removal no longer need to enter a separate Copyright Removal key. The copyright will automatically be removed when activating your license. New settings for attachments to limit size of files stored on disk Separate ACP restriction options have been added for managing spam users and incomplete users (access to these areas were previously controlled by the option “can manage banned users”). “Show X Last visitors in profile” now shows always the last 5 visitors if the setting is enabled rather than having a 3, 5, 10 dropdown choice. New ACP tool to create the cronjobs to rebuild sphinx indexes When adding a ban filter in the ACP you will now have an option to enter a reason visible to all admins (the reason won’t show in the public side). Pinned, polls, and moved topic prefixes have been moved to language files (they were previously in the settings area) Many redundant or pointless settings removed. Other settings moved to more logical locations. Some settings groups merged to create fewer groups to go through when setting up your community. System Settings menu item moved to a top-level menu item under System tab so it's available with one-click anywhere in AdminCP. The note box in your My Settings (UserCP) area has been removed. It is a hold-over from years past and doesn't seem to make sense in community software. If you are one of the very few people who use this: make a copy of your notes before upgrade. The unread topic marking system will now remember what page of a topic you left off reading rather than assume you read the entire topic on the first click. Other Important Changes IP.Subscriptions, our simple application to allow you to sell member group promotions on your community, will be updated to work with IP.Board 3.2 but this will be the last update to IP.Subscriptions. IP.Subscriptions has been around for many years - long before communities were assumed to bring in revenue - and it's time to retire it to focus on our more modern application: IP.Nexus. With the release of IP.Board 3.2, IP.Subscriptions will be considered end of life (EOL) and will no longer be supported. Clients should switch to the new IP.Nexus product which is continually updated and contains many more opportunities to monetize your community. A member of our community, Andy Rixon, has agreed to take on continuing development of this product so those of you who use it will still have a solution. The Portal application in IP.Board has existed from the very early days of our company. It was only ever intended as a simple portal and demo of the software but grew a bit over time. It has had minimal updates and the feature set is very minimal when compared to today's expectations of community owners and operators. The Portal application will not ship with IP.Board 3.2 and should be considered EOL. It will be available in the IPS Marketplace after IP.Board 3.2's release for those of you who do use it so you can still upgrade to 3.2. We will also post information on how to easily replicate the Portal's functionality in IP.Content which offers all that the old Portal did and much, much more. A member of our community, Andy Rixon, has agreed to take on continuing development of this product so those of you who use it will still have a solution. As IP.Board 3.2 will have a whole new default skin, the CleanCut skin will become redundant and will therefore no longer be updated by IPS.
  6. 95 points
    Rikki

    New: Clubs

    This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. We are happy to introduce the next major feature that will be available in IPS Community Suite 4.2 - Clubs. Clubs are a brand new way of supporting sub-communities within your site. Many people have requested social group functionality in the past and Clubs are our implementation of this concept. Let's take a look at a few screenshots, and then go over what they are capable of doing. The Club directory A Club homepage Club member listing Example of content within a club (topics, in this case) There's a lot to digest there! Let's go over the basic functionality. Club Types Four types of club are available: Public clubs Clubs that anyone can see and participate in without joining. Open club Clubs that anyone can see and join. Closed club Clubs that anyone can see in the directory, but joining must be approved by a Club Leader or Club Moderator. Non-club-members who view the club will only see the member list - not the recent activity or content areas. Private club Clubs that do not show in public, and users must be invited by a Club Leader or Club Moderator As the site admin, you can of course configure which club types can be created and by whom. You could, for example, allow members to create public and open clubs, but allow a "VIP" group to also create Closed and Private clubs. Admin configuration option for Club creations Club Users Each club has three levels of user: Leader A leader has all of the permissions of a moderator, and can add other moderators. They can also add content areas (see below). The club owner is automatically a leader. Moderators Moderators, as the name implies, have the ability to moderate content posted within the club. As the site administrator, you can define which moderator tools can be used. You could, for example, prevent any content being deleted from clubs, but allow it to be hidden. Moderators can also remove members from a club. Users Anyone else that joins the club. Defining the moderator permissions available to club moderators Your site administrator and moderators, with the appropriate permissions, are able to moderator content in any Club regardless of whether they are a member of it. Clubs can be created by any user who has permission. As you would expect, this is controlled by our regular permission settings. For closed clubs, there's an approval process. Users can request to join and the request must be approved by a leader. Leaders get a notification when a user requests to join; the user gets a notification when their request is approved or denied. Approving and declining join requests Club Content Club Leaders can add a variety of content areas to their club - forums, calendars, blogs and so on. It's important to note that these content areas are fully functional just as if they existed as a top-level admin created area. They will appear in search results, activity streams, users can follow them, embed links to them, and so on. If a user has permission to see a forum (for example) within a club it will behave exactly like other forums they see - and the same for all other kinds of content. Each content area a leader adds can have a custom title, and will appear in the club navigation. This means, for example, that you can have multiple forums within a club, and give each a different name. Adding content areas to a club Club Custom Fields Clubs also support custom fields. Custom fields are defined by the site administrator and can be filled in by Club Owners. The values they enter are shown (along with the club description) on the club homepage. Custom fields in a club On the Club Directory page, users can filter by the custom club fields. Filtering clubs Club Locations Clubs have built-in support for Google Maps, allowing users to specify a physical location for their club. Let's say you run a community for car enthusiasts; each club might be tied to a particular region's meetup. The Club Owner specifies the location when setting up the club, and clubs are then shown on map on the directory page: Club locations And within a club, the location is shown too: Club Display We offer two ways to display club headers within the club - the standard way, shown in the screenshots you've seen up to this point, but we also have a sidebar option. This is something the admin sets globally for the site, rather than per-club. This is useful where your site design doesn't facilitate another horizontal banner taking up valuable screen real-estate; moving the club banner to the sidebar alleviates this pressure on vertical space. Sidebar club style Using Clubs in Other Ways There's a lot of scope for using clubs beyond allowing users to create their own groups. You do not even have to call them "clubs" if that does not suit your use case. For example, on a company intranet you could rename Clubs to "Departments", and create a private group for each of your main roles. This would allow each department to have its own community, with its own forums, gallery, file sharing and so on, private and separate from other departments. Similarly, they'd also work well in situations where you as the site admin want to create entire micro-communities. Take for example a video game publisher. Using Clubs, they could create a micro-community for each of their games, complete with forums, galleries and so forth, and then set the Clubs directory as their overall community homepage. Immediately, they have a setup that hasn't until now been possible out-of-the-box with IPS Community Suite. We expect our clients will come up with some really innovative uses for the new Club functionality, and we can't wait to see what you do. We'd love to hear your feedback - let us know what you think in the comments.
  7. 91 points
    Here is the roundup of what's new in Invision Community 4.2! Highlights There's a lot of new feature in 4.2 but here are a few of the highlights: Promoting Content - A new way to promote content in your Community internally, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Clubs - Clubs are a brand new way of supporting sub-communities within your site. Many people have requested social group functionality in the past and Clubs are our implementation of this concept. Reactions - Offer more fine-grained sentiments towards content than a simple up/down or 'like'. They are now in common usage on social networks, and so users expect to be able to be more nuanced in their response to something they see. Complete Your Profile - Encourage or require members to fill out the details on their profile. Also now allows for quick registration to encourage joining. And a whole lot more.. It goes on... here is the full list! Leaderboard Enhancements Richer Embeds Group Promotion Improvement Fluid Forum View Member History Editor Uploading Improvements Authy Integration Commerce Improvements New REST API Endpoints Gallery Improvements Statistic Reporting Copy Topic to Database Downloads Index Page Blog Sidebar Promoting Content Clubs Reactions Calendar Venues Social Sign In Streamlining Calendar Add Similar Event Gallery Lightbox Navigation Letter Profile Photos SEO Improvements Device Management Delayed Deletes Calendar Event Reminders Content Messages Recommended Replies Complete Your Profile Be sure to visit each entry above for more information and screenshots. We hope you enjoy Invision Community 4.2!
  8. 90 points
    Rikki

    New: Reactions

    This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. IPS Community Suite has long had a reputation system; first we had a simple up/down system, later updated to introduce a Likes system as an alternative. Whichever system you chose to use, it tied in with our reputation system. We're pleased to introduce the latest updates to the reputation system, and it's something that has been requested for quite some time: Reactions. Quite simply, reactions allow users to offer more fine-grained sentiments towards content than a simple up/down or 'like'. They are now in common usage on social networks, and so users expect to be able to be more nuanced in their response to something they see. Let's see how they work in a post, and then cover the options you'll have available. What you see above is the default setup for a site that has used the Like system in version 4.1. We include 5 reactions by default: Like Thanks Confused Sad Haha If you currently use the older style up/down reputation system, don't fret - you'll still get the new reactions on upgrade, but they'll be disabled by default and instead the new reaction UI will show up/down reactions. This gives you the flexibility to decide which of the new reactions, if any, you want to allow. So, those are the basics - but what configuration options can you expect to see? First, you can of course add your own reactions! We expect that beyond the default reactions you'd expect to find, some sites will want reaction types specific to their use-case. On an intranet, you might want to have 'agree' and 'disagree' reactions for staff to use when responding to discussions. On a gaming community, you might replace the icons to be some graphic from a video game that means something to your particular userbase. There's a wealth of possibilities. Each reaction you set up can be configured to adjust the original author's reputation count - a reaction can be positive (i.e. award a reputation point), negative (i.e. subtract a reputation point), or neutral (i.e. leave the reputation count unchanged). Our default set won't include any negative reactions, but you are free to configure these and new reactions to suit your own use-case. A user's total reputation count is still shown alongside their content and in their profile, of course. If you don't want to use the new reactions for whatever reason, you can disable all of them except Like, and it'll behave just the like 4.1-and-earlier system: Sites that currently use the up/down system don't show a list of names of users, and instead show an overall reputation score for the content. With the new reaction system, you can enable this even if you don't use up/down reactions. This is great if you plan to use reactions as, for example, an agree/disagree system, or where the content score is more important to your site than the individual reaction types. How the reaction UI looks with the 'count only' setting enabled As you'd expect, you can click individual reaction counts (or the overall reputation score, if you enable that setting) to view who reacted to the content. This remains a permission setting that you can apply per-group. On touch devices, on-hover functionality is not suitable, and so for these devices the reactions UI looks like this: Reactions play well with all areas of the suite, including Recommended Replies: ...and activity streams... ...and a couple of places we aren't quite ready to reveal yet We hope you're looking forward to this new feature as much as we are. It's already been a hit on our internal testing site, and we're looking forward to seeing how clients customize it for use on their own community. Developer note: Reactions are one of two new features (the other currently unannounced) so far that make use of PHP Traits.
  9. 81 points
    Mark

    Developer Tools

    Version 4.4.4

    14,915 downloads

    These files are required to use developer mode in IPS Community Suite.

    Free

  10. 77 points
    Pete T

    Who Was Online (Hours)

    Version 1.0.3

    3,865 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

  11. 73 points
    Martin A.

    Minimized Quote

    Version 1.2.0

    1,725 downloads

    This is a simple plugin that alters the amount of text/image shown in quote boxes. The changes are purely visual, no permanent change will be done to the stored post. It is also backward compatible with older posts. And everything will be restored if the plugin is disabled/uninstalled. If you're having issues, please send me a personal message. Do NOT post it as a review, as I don't monitor those.

    Free

  12. 73 points

    Version 1.1

    2,467 downloads

    This plugin places an online indicator next to usernames in posts and private conversations messages. You are able to specify the Font Awesome icon for both statuses, online and offline. Avatar indicator is now supported, with a bunch of settings. Compatible with Community Suite 4.2.4 NOT UPDATED FOR 4.3+

    Free

  13. 71 points

    Version 4

    2,538 downloads

    Show a legend of your groups in Who's Online and Recently Browsing active users list, sorted in the order you specify and linked to the search system. Handy so that people know what those group prefixes and suffixes mean. FYI: Be sure you are running the latest version on the newer versions (4.3.x) of Invision Community. Also, if you end up with errors in the logs that seem to implicate GNI make sure you have EXIF installed - that's the root cause of the problem and the plugin is just getting caught in the crossfire.

    Free

  14. 71 points
    Heosforo

    Mind

    Version 2.1.0.6

    1,981 downloads

    Mind theme has been updated to the latest version 4.3. Basic instructions are included in the package. READ MORE Hope you like. Demo (Go to footer and select Mind) Demo account: User: Test Password: test Need help? Go to Support topic

    Free

  15. 71 points
    Our recent release of Invision Community 4.2 was the most well-received version ever! The feedback we received on new features like Clubs, Reactions, and Promotes was better than we could have hoped and we really enjoyed seeing all the creative uses as people implemented them on their own communities. We have been hard at work on version 4.3 with a goal of improving on all the great new features. It is well under way and we are happy to able to start announcing what's new over the next few weeks. Invision Community 4.3 will not only contain new features but also have a core focus on refinement from 4.2's new features. You will see many improvements to Clubs, new integration options, large application improvements, new promotional features, and more changes large and small. You can expect to see news posts about new features and changes very soon with a release date in early 2018. Follow our news section or subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates.
  16. 68 points
    Mike John

    Auto Welcome

    Version 2.5.5

    3,870 downloads

    To put it simply, it welcomes newly registered members. It will welcome them with an optional personal message, email or topic alert. From there you can further customize each pm, email or topic message, the subject / title and so on. It also has the ability to welcome members that are added manually through the Admin CP. Keep up to date with DevFuse mod development and releases.

    Free

  17. 64 points
    Martin A.

    Member Map

    Version 3.6.2

    12,983 downloads

    IPS 4.4 ONLY For IPS 4.3, use version 3.5.7 Member Map is an application that allows your users to put their (Exact or approx) location onto an interactive map. Member Map has a permission model so you can limit which groups can add to the map. As an administrator you have the ability to create custom groups where your community (when allowed) can place other markers in the map, for example if they would like to post the location of an upcoming meet, exhibits, shops, etc. For developers If you are a developer and you store location data in your app that you'd like to show on the map, you can now do so creating a membermap/Mapmarkers extension. Instruction on how to use it is included in the auto-generated file.

    Free

  18. 64 points
    There are many strategies for growing your community, such as newsletters, mailing lists and advertising on other sites. IPS Community Suite 4.2 puts a new tool at your disposal: promotions. There’s no denying the popularity of social media. Worldwide, Facebook has 1.86 billion users active monthly. Every day, millions of people are using Facebook to speak with friends, to talk about their interests and to find new people to connect with. Of that 1.86 billion people, a good portion of those are actively discussing topics your forum covers. There is a huge opportunity to tap into social media to join in the discussion and to promote your community and provide a venue to carry on the discussion. For a while, we’ve had social media log in extensions, which means that your users can sign into your community simply by clicking a relevant button. We’ve also had the ability to share things to a personal Facebook account. These tools are great for your users, but how do they help you, forum owner? IPS Community Suite 4.2 introduces a way to promote your content directly to your brand’s Facebook page and your brand’s Twitter account. You can curate fun and engaging topics and share them. The workflow is simple. Simply browse your community and queue up interesting topics, comments, gallery items, blog posts or database articles for posting throughout the day to your brand’s social media accounts. You choose the schedule, the hashtags and the wording to send. Let’s look at the feature set in more detail. Your first stop is to set up the feature from the admin panel. The system will guide you through the necessary steps of connecting your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Once Facebook has been set up, you can select any page that you are an administrator of on Facebook. The admin panel also offers scheduling options and permissions. You can pre-set the times for when content will be posted. Facebook and Twitter both have analytic tools to determine when your visitors are most frequently online. A good tip here is to set the time to a slightly odd number, so 11:45am is better than 12:00pm as you are likely to catch the attention of someone waiting for lunch, or a lunchtime meeting. You have full control over who can promote items to your social media accounts. You can specify by group or pick individual members who may not be in those groups. Now that you’ve set up the backend, we can get promoting. Each item, that is a topic, gallery album, blog entry or article has its own Promote button. Each post and comment can also be shared individually, which is an easy way to share great content your visitors add to existing conversations. Clicking this brings up the sharer. This is where you can customize the text that is sent out to each social media channel. You’ll also notice space to promote this item within your own community in addition (or instead of) Facebook or Twitter, we will explore that shortly. The sharer is smart enough to pull attachments already added in the post, and you can upload your own images to be sent. Generally, shared items that have an image get better organic reach than just text alone so you’ll almost always want to choose or add an image. Twitter can use up to 4 images, and Facebook allows 1000 pictures per album, but you’ll never want to upload that many! Once you’ve filled out your content and picked your images, you can schedule the promotion. Generally, you’ll want to use the auto schedule option as this allows you to just stack up multiple items and let the auto scheduler post the items according to your pre-set schedule. You can also set a specific date and time if you are looking to run a promotion or other time sensitive event. The promoted content viewed in Facebook and Twitter It’s easy to see the status of your queued and sent items from the moderator view. This area allows you to see previous promotions and modify pending promotions. Earlier, we mentioned that the system has the ability to promote content internally. Promoting items to your own community lets you, the community manager, curate interesting items and comments and present this to your community. This is a great way to allow your visitors to explore content you think they’d enjoy. Promoting content to your community via Our Picks also allow you to promote content if you cannot or choose not to use social networks. It has the advantage that social networks do not have over a community platform like IPS Community Suite: consistency. The content on your community is always there whereas a social network is all about right here right now. Miss it and you miss out. On your community you can engage and re-engage a subject all you want. Of course, we’ve built a widget that you can drag and drop to most pages to make this curated list more visible. IPS Community Suite 4.2 gives you, the site owner and community manager the tools you need to reach out and engage new users already discussing the topics on social media your community covers. With single click sign in and the built in retention functionality the suite offers, you’ll have a powerful way of growing your user base. It furthers that goal by created a list of that promoted content for continual reference and promotion for visitors already on your site. We’ve got lots more to discuss on this subject, and in the coming months we’ll be putting together some guides on social media best practices and how to leverage Facebook’s excellent post promotion / pay per click tools to further boost your site’s visibility to social media users. We’re here to help you make a success of your community and to give social media users a venue for when they outgrow Facebook.
  19. 64 points
    connorhawke

    Turn your Suite into a website

    This article will help turn your IPS Suite into a website, with forums to the side (e.g. at website.com/forums). In addition, it has steps on getting your site nicer, cleaner URLs that not only better reflect the site's structure but that are also more optimized for search engines. Note: as with anything involving editing of the core files, take extreme care and keep a copy of the original form of anything that you edit. I accept no responsibility for any issues that result, including but not limited to issues that result from (i) not following the steps to the dot, or (ii) attempting these steps on versions of the software other than what is noted in the requirements. Otherwise, if your site meets the requirements set out below, then it should be ready for action. QUESTIONS REQUIREMENTS Before you get started, ensure that you have had the following IP.Suite applications installed in the root public directory at the desired domain: [*]How do I set IP.Content as my default app (e.g. instead of the Forums)? [*]How do I make a homepage - and other unique pages - using IP.Content? [*]How do I make the homepage - and other unique pages - look 'separate' or completely different from the rest of the Suite? [*]How do I make the Forums appear at website.com/forums? And what about the other apps? [*]How do I get cleaner URLs? IP.Board (note: these steps have only been tested on 3.2.X and 3.3.X) IP.Content (note: these steps have only been tested on 2.2.X and 2.3.X) [*]If you are using IPB 3.3.X or above, skip to step 5 below, ignoring steps 2 through 4. [*]Download /public_html/initdata.php and make a copy of it. [*]Open one copy of that file, and in it, find IPS_DEFAULT_PUBLIC_APP. That variable would be set to 'forums' by default. Change 'forums' or whatever it is currently set to, to 'ccs'. [*]Then save the file, and upload it to replace the original at the location specified in step 2. [*]Find /public_html/constants.php if it already exists. If it doesn't exist, first create a blank file called constants.php at that location. In either case, download the file and make a copy of it. [*]Open one copy of that file, and in it, define 'ccs' as the default public app if it hasn't already been defined there, e.g. by adding the following on its own line at the very top of the file: <?php define( 'IPS_DEFAULT_PUBLIC_APP', 'ccs' ); ?> [*]Then save the file, and upload it to replace the original at the location specified in step 5. b) How do I make a homepage - and other unique pages - using IP.Content? c) How do I make the homepage - and other unique pages - look 'separate' or completely different from the rest of the Suite? d) How do I make the Forums appear at website.com/forums? And what about the other apps? e) How do I get cleaner URLs? Feel free to post any questions or notes. [*]Successfully complete the steps in Question a, above. [*]Go to ACP > Other Apps [tab] > Content > Settings > Basic. [*]There, at Default home page, set the URL filename for the homepage. By default, this is set as index.html, so index.html will be referred to in the next steps. Save the settings. [*]Go to ACP > Other Apps [tab] > Content > Settings > Advanced. [*]There, at URL to index.php, input the URL where the gateway file (index.php by default) is located. Given that your Suite is in the root public directory, this would normally just be your site's root domain - e.g. http://website.com/. Save the settings. [*]Go to ACP > Other Apps [tab] > Content > Page Manager. [*]If there is already an index.html at the Site Root, rename it or move it to a sub-folder, unless you want to use that index.html as the homepage, in which case you should modify its settings according to the steps below. [*]Create an index.html at the Site Root if there isn't one currently there, via Add Page. If there is already one there, see the preceding step. [*]Select to edit the index.html that is located at the Site Root. [*]In the editing area for index.html, go to Step 1 | Page Details. [*]There, for the Page URL, ensure that it is index.html. Do not select any sub-folder in the adjacent dropdown box, but enable (check) Omit page name in URL. [*]Adjust the remaining settings as you wish, but [given that it's the homepage] ensure that the setting Available to ALL users is set to Yes. [*]Still in the editing area, go to Step 2 | Content, and add/edit content if you wish. [*]Continue through the editing process, until the page is saved. [*]Repeat steps 6 through 14 for any other unique page(s) that you wish to add to your site, except with accordance to the page(s). [*]Successfully complete the steps in Question b, above. [*]Go to ACP > Other Apps [tab] > Content > Page Manager. [*]There, click on the name of the page and enter the Step 1 | Page Details editing area. [*]Set Use IPB Wrapper? as No if it isn't already. Due to this step, you are now responsible for the entire content of the page - including the template - instead of just content that would have appeared within the IPB Wrapper. [*]Still in the editing area, go to Step 2 | Content, and add/edit content if you wish. If you wish for this page to have a unique template that is not to be used on other IP.Content pages, incorporate the template into this area. If, instead, you wish for this page to share a template with other IP.Content pages, then it's recommended to use a Page Template instead (more on that in step 7). [*]Continue through the editing process, until the page is saved. [*](Optional) If you wish to create a template that can be shared among different IP.Content pages, go to ACP > Other Apps [tab] > Content > Templates > Page Templates. There, click Add Template and edit the template as you desire, using Template Tags where appropriate. Then save the template. Finally, at ACP > Other Apps [tab] > Content > Page Manager, with regards to any page(s) that you wish to apply the template to, select the template in the Template to start with? dropdown box in the Step 1 | Page Details section in the editing area of the page(s), and save the page. [*]Download /public_html/admin/applications/forums/extensions/furlTemplates.php and make a copy of it. [*]Open one copy of that file, and in it, replace each instance of index with forums or the name that you prefer. [*]Then save the file, and upload it to replace the original at the location specified in step 1. [*]Go to the ACP > System [tab] > My Control Panel > My Dashboard, where there should now be a message that the FURL Cache needs to be rebuilt, along with a link that can be clicked to do just that. Click the link to rebuild the FURL Cache. [*]Repeat steps 1 through 4 for any other app you wish to customize the name in the URL for, except with accordance to the particular app being adjusted for (e.g. in step 1, go to the location of the FURL template for that particular app rather than the FURL template for the forums). [*]Go to ACP > System [tab] > System Settings > System [tab] > Search Engine Optimization. [*]There, set both Redirect to new friendly URL format and Use .htaccess mod_rewrite to Yes, and save the settings. [*]Below Use .htaccess mod_rewrite, there should be a message to 'add a file called .htaccess with the following contents.' Copy the contents that it is referring to, into a text file. [*]Download /public_html/.htaccess and make a copy of it. [*]Open one copy of that file, and in it, paste the copied contents from step 3, to the top of the .htaccess file. [*]Then save the file, and upload it to replace the original at the location specified in step 4. [*]Go to ACP > Other Apps [tab] > Content > Settings > Advanced. [*]There, set Use .htaccess mod_rewrite to Yes, and save the settings. ANSWERS In each of the answers below, italicized unbolded text denote locations, bolded italicized text denote settings, and bolded unitalicized text denote values. Additionally, website.com refers to your website's root domain, public_html refers to your website's root public directory (the files of which should be accessible via FTP), and ACP refers to your IPS Suite's Admin CP. a) How do I set IP.Content as my default app (e.g. instead of the Forums)?
  20. 61 points
    Charles

    New: Leaderboard

    We are excited to announce the Leaderboard as the latest all new feature of IPS Community Suite. The new Leaderboard is designed to better highlight your most active members and content based on reputation and other metrics. The Leaderboard will greatly enhance both member and content discovery on your community. Leaderboard Home First you will notice the new feature of member leaders based on a specific time frame. In the example above it is set to All Time showing those members with the most reputation overall on your community. It also shows the content with the most reputation for the same timeframe so you get a snapshot of both popular members and popular content in one view. Past Leaders The Past Leaders tab shows the "winners" of each day in a history. The system counts all reputation made each day and logs the members who had the top reputation counts that day. Using reputation rather than post count encourages your members to post quality of quantity which is really important to any site. Winner Profile Badge Those who win the day also get a badge on their profile page to highlight that they were the member with the most reputation for a particular day. Top Members Top Members shows you a list of all members sorted by various metrics. By default you will see members sorted by reputation but you can also easily sort by total post content Suite-wide or per-app. All of these views can be linked directly to so if you wanted a menu item to show members who post the most files in Downloads you can just directly link to that sort view. Leaderboard Settings There are various settings to control the default behavior of the Leaderboard. You can define the default view and how many members to show which is helpful to tailor it to your needs. We hope you enjoy this initial launch of the new Leaderboard feature. We are excited about the new content and member discovery abilities this offers and look forward to adding new options to the Leaderboard as we continue to develop! This change will be in version 4.1.17 which is scheduled to be released in early December 2016.
  21. 60 points
    We are working hard to get Invision Community 4.2 ready to go! If you have not been following this upcoming version, check out the details: Over the last month we have released several beta versions and feedback from those that have chosen to jump in on the beta has been great. We really could not be happier. Feedback has included amazement over how stable the beta is to reactions from community members enjoying all the new features. Everyone here at IPS is very excited to get the full release out so everyone can enjoy it. Not everyone is comfortable using beta releases . Back in March when we first announced 4.2 was coming soon we said that it would be out in mid-2017 and we are still on track for that. Be sure to keep an eye on announcements for the full release expected in the next 3 - 4 weeks. We really hope everyone is as excited as we are about 4.2's full release. Based on the feedback from those already using 4.2 beta on their live sites we really think this will be a huge hit with your community.
  22. 58 points
    Matt

    New: Fluid Forum View

    This is an entry about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. When you have a diverse range of topics within your community, it makes good sense to separate topics within forums and categories. This will ensure that the viewer can find relevant content by scanning the list of forums first. If you have a more focused community with fewer forums, presenting your community with a list of them can be daunting. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. Fluid forum view allows your visitors to get right to the meat of your community; the topics. A fan site for a band is a good example of a community that will benefit with fluid view. There will likely be forums for album reviews, tour dates, general discussion and so on. Even though there are many forums, the common topic is the band. This makes fluid view ideal as your members can see all those related topics in one view. If your members wanted more specific topics, they could select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail. The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums. Of course, you can permit your members to change the view to better suit their way of working. You will notice a "grid" option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for your members to choose, if the administrator permits it. You have full control over the display options. This screenshot shows that the control panel option to choose the default view. There is also an option to control which views your members can select. You may also decide to not allow your members to switch views at all. This will ensure that they all use the view you choose. You may have spotted that forum names have a colored background in some screenshots. We added the ability to define a feature color per forum. This feature color helps the forum stand out in a more visual way. This is especially useful when you select many forums in a single view. This feature color also works on the table view. We added a feature color hint to topic view to enforce the association between the forum and its color. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don't lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for your audience. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. Your members will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view is an asset to your community and your members enjoy this new functionality. Technical notes. The database stores the members' view choice. This remembers the selection across devices. Guests are not permitted to change between views.
  23. 58 points
    Completing long and complex forms online is tedious. It can be off putting having to fill in a lot of information before you can join a site or service. You may find that potential members never bother to convert from a visitor. How to convert guests into regular members is an often asked question. The simple answer is to lower the barrier to entry. Invision Community 4 already allows you to register with Facebook, Twitter, and other networks with ease. "Complete My Profile" is a system that will lower the barrier of conversion. Guests only have to complete a very basic form to gain membership. Members are then asked to complete any custom profile fields you require. You can also set up steps that group items together to encourage existing members to add more information to their public profile. Members with a complete profile and user photo provide others with much more engagement and personality. Registering If we look at registering first. Clicking "Sign Up" will only show a simple modal form with as few fields as possible. If you have required steps, and after any member validation flow, the complete your profile wizard is shown. This enforces required fields and the member cannot skip them or view other pages until completed. Of course, you may have steps that are not set to required. These are available too, but are skippable. Members can complete skipped steps later. A dismissible progress bar shows to members that have uncompleted steps. Once dismissed, it no longer displays in the header of the site. This same progress bar is always shown in the members' settings overview panel, in the user control panel. This will prompt members with incomplete steps. If you set up a new required step, members have to complete the step before being able to browse again. This will ensure that all regular members have completed profiles. Admin Control Panel You will create new steps in the Admin Control Panel. Each step can contain multiple elements of a single group. This step can be set to required to enforce completion or suggested to allow it to be skipped. The basic profile group contains things like user photo, birthday and cover photo. Choose any of these for this step. The custom profile field group contains any fields you have set up already. You can switch off this system if you feel it does not fit your needs. When disabled, you get the normal registration form. Reducing the complexity of membership can only help convert more guests into contributing members. Enforcing required steps ensures that you capture data across your membership. We hope you enjoy this feature and you see an increase in guest conversion with Invision Community 4.2.
  24. 58 points
    Charles

    Video: 4.2 So Far

    This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release I made a quick video to demo things we have already announced for 4.2 so far. Enjoy
  25. 54 points
    InvisionHQ

    iAwards

    Version 1.3.0

    1,945 downloads

    The long awaited awards application for IPS has arrived! iAwards provides administrators the ability to award their members with badges that show in their profile and, if chosen, on their posts. Standalone this application has the ability to manually award members and to award members based on the amount of awards the member has. You can award both from the ACP as well as from the create menu at the top of your site. In order to give everyone a fully customizable way to award we have integrated it with the Rules application. This gives you the power to award your members based on rules that you create instead of the ones that we think up. Features include: Choose location of awards – Under the post or under the author pane. Hide awards – To allow members to show the ones they want. Award based on number of awards. Manual awarding. Upgrade Tools for both HQ Awards and Awards (Free). Category and awards management. Support topic at IPS: Click Here For the best support please register at http://bbcode.it Recommended addons: Automation Rules Lite or Automation Rules Full iAwards Guide By @Chris59: Award-Guide-v1.0.pdf

    $25.00

  26. 53 points
    opentype

    Pages SuperGrid

    Version 3.1

    1,317 downloads

    Pages SuperGrid is a set of Pages templates and a complete solution to make your Pages databases (with articles, directories and so on) appealing and engaging. SuperGrid is one of the most popular files in the Applications & Plugins category on the IPS Marketplace and used on hundreds of websites. Live Demo What’s needed: IPS 4.3 or 4.4 in their most recent version with the Pages application A pages databases that uses the stock Record Image field and has images with a sufficient resolution uploaded through that field. (Technically, the templates also work without images, but it’s an image-centered design and works best when most or all records have images.) Which templates are included: A beautiful grid-based Front Page template with two records featured at the top — for when your database is set to article mode. A beautiful grid-based Listing template replacing the dull forum listing design — for when you open a category or have a database without categories. A unique Record View template with a large header image — for when you open a specific record. A category listing template – in case you use more than one category. Note: You can use the templates for any number of databases, but the settings will always apply to all SuperGrid templates. Bonus Feature: Block template! Create blocks anywhere on your site – pointing to your database – and make them as beautiful as the database itself. Detailed Feature Description and Notes: Pages SuperGrid is built with the IPS design framework and is therefore fully responsive and compatible to most well-coded/well-designed themes. The styling of your theme(s) is inherited and the Pages SuperGrid templates will usually work out of the box. The template is designed to work on single-column pages with or without a sidebar. The grid will automatically adopt to the available width and collapse on smaller devices. The content field is not shown in the grid-based listing templates and all images will be scaled and cropped (without distortion) to the same size to allow a consistent look. The templates come with lots of options you can easily adjust within the template. Front Page/Listing Template: Show reaction images or reaction count Show author/category/date: Yes/No Alignment author/category/date Show comments/views/ratings/likes: Yes/No Alignment comments/views/ratings/likes Show record owner’s avatar: Yes/no Alignment record owner’s avatar Title alignment Image Aspect Ratio Use thumbnail or full-size images Turn images into record link: Yes/No Assign fallback image for records without an image Show “featured record” badge for featured records: Yes/No Pick badge style for featured records Show “pinned record” badge for pinned records: Yes/No Pick badge style for pinned records support for category images using the Pages Category Images plugin Record View Template: Image Aspect Ratio Pick Avatar size from 7 options Turn header image on or off Show “featured record” badge for featured records: Yes/No Pick badge style for featured records Show “pinned record” badge for pinned records: Yes/No Pick badge style for pinned records Block Template: Show or hide block title Shuffle entries Randomize shuffled entries

    $18.00

  27. 52 points

    Version 4.4.4

    1,401 downloads

    Вследствие неопределённых обстоятельств, список подписчиков данного файла был очищен. Вы можете снова подписаться на него, нажав на кнопку сверху-справа. Это позволит вам получать уведомления о выходе новых версий языкового пакета. Invision Community - Русский языковой пакет Это профессиональная локализация Invision Community 4 на русский язык. Моей целью было сделать универсальную русификацию, подходящую как можно большему количеству сайтов. Поэтому она бесплатна, и не содержит никаких скрытых ссылок и рекламы. В каждой новой версии Invision Community разработчики производят изменения в языковых строках. Я поддерживаю перевод в актуальном состоянии, обновляя его в течение нескольких суток после выхода новой версии системы. Поэтому большинство русскоязычных сайтов на Invision Community используют данный перевод. Участие в переводе и ошибки Весь процесс перевода осуществляется в специальном репозитории на GitHub. Если вы хотите сообщить о найденной ошибки, опечатке или неточности в переводе, или просто хотите внести предложение по улучшению русификации, то я буду рад, если вы сделаете это в разделе Issues репозитория. Таким образом ваше сообщение не затеряется и будет обработано в кратчайшие сроки. Инструкция по установке Скачайте архив с переводом и распакуйте его в любую папку. На сайте перейдите в AdminCP → Customization → Languages и нажмите кнопку Create New. Перейдите на вкладку Upload и выберите файл All Applications.xml. В списке Locale выберите Русский (Россия), нажмите кнопку Save и ждите завершения. Напротив языка Русский (RU) нажмите кнопку Edit, отметьте флажок Default Language? и нажмите Save. Инструкция по обновлению Скачайте архив с переводом и распакуйте его в любую папку. На сайте перейдите в Админцентр → Внешний вид → Языки и найдите Русский (RU). Напротив языка Русский (RU) откройте меню и выберите Загрузить новую версию. Выберите файл All Applications.xml и нажмите кнопку Сохранить. Официальный сайт Более подробную информацию о локализации вы можете найти на сайте https://ilyahoilik.com.

    Free

  28. 52 points
    Charles

    Coming Soon in 4.1.16

    IPS Community Suite 4.1.16 is nearing the end of development so I wanted to go over some of the new features in this upcoming release. Some are big and some are small but we always enjoy making any sort of enhancements to the Suite. We expect 4.1.16 to go to public beta next week. If you are interested in using a public beta please check out our beta forum (clients only) with more info. We welcome as much testing as possible and our betas are considered safe to use on a live site. We do offer support for betas so, if you are technically minded, consider giving them a try. Commerce: New Ticket Listing We have redesigned the ticket listing view in Commerce to be much more user friendly and better use screen space. You can also now group by department which is great for organization. Much like Activity Streams on the front end you can create custom views for tickets based on how you work. The new My History view allows staff to quickly see their latest replies and actions along with some basic stats. There are many other smaller improvement in Commerce in 4.1.16 as well. We think you will enjoy all the updates. Security Questions To enhance the security of your member accounts we now have a new security questions feature where you can allow your members to put in their own, personal security questions. The member will then be prompted to answer those questions for account actions you define. Account Change Emails Members will now receive confirmation emails when they change their email address... and their password... Topics per Page You can now define the number of topics per page in forum view. Remove all Followers Moderators can now remove all followers from any item that allows follows. This is useful if you are archiving an old item or otherwise do not want people getting notified of new activity on an item. Automatic Following Your members can already choose to automatically follow content they start or reply to but now you can define this as the default behavior for all members. Your members can of course override this to their own preference. Embed Failure Message To answer the constant question "why didn't my media embed?" we now show you why. Regular members will just see a message indicating the Suite tried to embed but was not able to. Admins will get more information on what failed. Suspended Member Page When you banned/suspended a member previously they simply saw a generic permission denied message. We now show a more friendly page saying they were suspended and why. The member can click to get the full information from the Warning System as well. Contact Us The contact us page now has configuration options to control where messages are sent. You can do email and even Commerce support departments now. Announcements Global announcements can now be restricted by member group. And some technical stuff... In addition to the new feature additions we have also fixed dozens of issues reported by clients. There was a particular focus on Commerce, Pages, and IPS Connect. Some other items of note: Performance improvements in: profile view, sitemap generator, posting replies, and Activity Streams We now try to more reliably detect the AWS S3 endpoint for those using S3 file storage Tasks view will now show the last time a task ran More efficient license key checking to keep the keys from being checked too often which can slow your site down If group promotion based on date is enable the system will now auto-promote even if a member does not login If you move your site to a new URL you no longer have to update a constant if using the image proxy You can now press ctrl/cmd+enter in any editor window to submit the reply (yay!) In Commerce ticket view there are keyboard shortcuts to perform common actions (such as press 'r' to open reply box or 'n' for note) There is now logic to prevent double-posting when the initial post encounters an error on submit If your datastore (cache system) is not working properly the AdminCP will now show you a warning telling you that it needs attention.
  29. 51 points

    Version 1.4.9

    1,205 downloads

    Group Collaboration With group collaboration, members of your community are able to form their own groups, ranks, memberships and micro communities within the fold of your whole community. Any group can collaborate to create, maintain, and manage its own content based on what you allow as the site administrator. Out of the box, you can allow groups to manage their own forums, galleries, calendars, blogs, downloads, databases, and more. You control all the permissions and limits. Features Overview Create any number of categories and subcategories for groups to operate in, and set permissions and limits for groups on a per category basis. Move groups in and out of different categories at any time. Customize what groups are called on a per category basis. Set permissions for each category to determine which content types the group can use, how much they can use, what moderation permissions they are allowed within their group, who can view, create, and join groups in the category and more. Group leaders can create their own roles within the group, assign any of the permissions they’ve been allowed to those roles, and assign roles to other group members. Group leaders can set permissions on the content within their group based on the roles that they have created. All permissions for the content type are available. Group leaders can decide how they want to manage memberships to their group. Groups can be set to automatically accept new members, queue members for approval, be invitation only, or closed altogether. You can configure how many members a group can have total on a per category basis. You can configure how many groups an individual member can create or be a member in on a per category basis. You can configure how many groups members can own and be a part of on a sitewide level on a per member group basis. Group members have their own member titles, ranks, and post counts within each group which can be customized by group leaders. You can decide if post counts are added to the whole site post count or kept separate for the group on a per category basis. You can create “group models” in each category which act as a base layout and content structure for new groups. Group models can be used automatically, or you can give new group owners the choice as to which model they want to use. Features Added in 1.1 Added built in import utility for rsyvarth social groups 2.x Content feeds (widgets, etc) on collab pages will now only show content from that collab Content feeds on non-collab pages will only show non-collab content and content the user has access to see in collabs Added new private listing mode for collab categories Added ability to move/copy non-collab content into collabs Added ability to extract content from collabs into main site Added featured/latest collabs widgets Added autofill of member name when inviting to collab Added support for disabling "view other members topics" inside collabs Collab title in the group header now links to the collab homepage Collabs now inherit join mode of models Collabs now inherit default member title of models Collab stats can be added to collab header via Automation Rules Added collab menu manager Collabs and collab categories can now be shown on forums index New widget to show collabs for the currently logged in member Features Added in 1.2 Performance options are now available for unread content calculation inside of collaborations Events can now be created in collabs directly from the calendar Import from social groups has improved accuracy Group Collaboration Expansions Group Collaboration Badges ( by wohali )

    $75.00

  30. 51 points
    We are currently beta testing our next release, 4.1.12, which contains hundreds of bug fixes, dozens of improvements, as well as a handful of new features. I wanted to introduce one of those new features: post preview. Long-time users of our software will know that a post preview function was a standard feature, but we took the decision to not include it in the initial IPS4 release. It had a couple of drawbacks: it only applied to certain pages, such as topic view - other WYSIWYG editors simply didn't get a preview the workflow wasn't very good for modern web apps, requiring a round-trip to the server and a full page refresh When IPS4 was released, we felt that the built-in rendering of the editor was a sufficient preview of how the end result would appear. However, while analyzing ongoing customer and user feedback for IPS4 in its first year of release, we have seen that a preview still has a use. There are some circumstances when a true WYSIWYG experience is just not possible such as using more advanced formatting (like LaTeX) or when admins create certain custom editor plugins. As a result, we rethought post preview. We wanted to ensure that all editors could be previewed, and that it didn't have a clunky workflow. In addition, since IPS4 uses a responsive theme, we wanted to give users the opportunity to preview how their post would look on different devices. Here's the result, and what will be available in 4.1.12: Post preview in IPS Community Suite 4.1.12 The preview is shown by clicking a new button on the toolbar (meaning it can be moved, removed, etc. just like the other default buttons). When the preview loads, the toolbar allows the user to resize it to different device sizes. If they are on desktop, they can also view it at tablet at phone sizes; on a tablet, it can also be viewed at phone size. So now we not only show a true preview of what content will look like when posted, but we also allow you to preview how it will look on other devices. Of course that preview is just a best-guess since different devices have different window sizes but it does give you an idea. We hope this reimagining of an old feature for a more modern web will please end-users and make posting content a more accurate process. Stay tuned for more updates on what's included in 4.1.12! Version 4.1.12 is currently in beta testing and should be released in the next two weeks.
  31. 50 points
    It's very easy to focus on a single metric to gauge the success of your community. It's very common for community owners to look at page hits and determine if their SEO and marketing efforts have paid off. Getting traffic to your site is only half the equation though. The most valuable metric is how many casual visitors you're converting to engaged members. Invision Community already makes it easy for guests to sign up using external services such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. However, there has to be a conscious decision to click that sign-up button. For some, this may be a barrier too many. Invision Community 4.4 reduces this barrier by allowing guests to create a post to a topic they want to engage with. Once they have posted, they are asked to simply complete their registration. They are more likely to do this now they have invested in your community. This will be incredibly valuable when you consider how much traffic a forum receives from inbound Google searches. With Post Before Registering, you'll increase your chances of turning that inbound lead into a registered member contributing to your site. Let me take you through the feature and show you how it works. When browsing the community guests will see the ability to submit a post, with an explanation that they can post now and complete registration later. The only thing they have to provide in addition to their post is an email address. Posting as a guest This works in any application for new content (topics, Gallery images, etc.) as well as comments and reviews. It will only show when a newly registered member would be able to post in that area - for example, it will not show in a forum that only administrators can post in. After submitting the post, the post will not be visible to any user, but the user will immediately be redirected to the registration form with an explanation to complete the registration. The email address they provided will already be filled in. Registration form after posting as a guest At this point, the user can either fill in the registration form, or use a social sign in method like Facebook or Twitter to create an account. After the account has been created, and validation has been completed if necessary, their post will automatically be made visible just as if they had registered and then posted. If the user abandons the registration after they've submitted their post, an email will be sent to them to remind them to complete the registration. Email reminding user to finish registering Some Notes Invision Community already has a feature that allows guests to post as guests without registration if granted permission. That feature has not been removed and so if you already allow guests to post, the behaviour will not change. This new feature is only available when a guest can't post in a given area, but a member would be able to. The entire feature can also be turned off if undesired. If the area the guest is posting in requires moderator approval, or newly registered members require approval of new posts, the post will enter the moderation queue as normal once their account has been created. Third party applications will require minor updates to support this feature. Once your casual visitor has invested time in your community by crafting a post, they are much more likely to finish the registration to get it posted. If you have set up external log in methods, then registration only takes a few more clicks. This blog is part of our series introducing new features for Invision Community 4.4.
  32. 50 points
    Rikki

    New: Richer Embeds

    This is an entry about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. You are probably already familiar with our content embedding feature in IPS Community Suite. When a link to content in the community is pasted into the editor (e.g. a topic, or a post, or a gallery image, etc.) it is automatically expanded into a preview of the content, usually with an accompanying image, allowing users to click through to that content if they are interested. An embedded Gallery image in IPS Community Suite 4.1 While it has proved a useful feature to members, each embed used essentially the same structure - a small thumbnail on the left, a title, and a few lines of text. This works fine for topics, but isn't ideal for other kinds of rich content that might be posted. In IPS Community Suite 4.2, we greatly improved upon our embedding handling, giving every type of content within every application its own customized embed style, allowing that content to be displayed however works best. This means larger high-res previews of Gallery images, a button to download a file right from the embed for Downloads files, showing a map for Calendar events, and so on. We worked to keep a consistent overall style between apps, but allow each to display its own relevant information. For users, things will work exactly as they do now - they simply paste a link to content, and it will continue to expand automatically. The changes are also backwards compatible. Any existing embeds in your community will automatically show the new styling you see below - no rebuilding necessary. So with that in mind, let's take a look what the new embeds look like! I won't show every single embed here because there's a huge number, but I'll try and give you a feel for how we approached the embed styles for each app. Gallery Image Comment on a Gallery Image Gallery Album Forum Topic Downloads File Review on a Downloads File Calendar Event Comment on a Calendar Event Commerce Product Record from a Pages database I hope that gives you a good overview of what to expect when your users try out the new embeds for themselves. As always, please share your feedback in the comments below!
  33. 49 points

    Version 1.3.5

    1,628 downloads

    Classifieds System is an application that enables your members to list items for sale/trade, monetizing your community. Requirement: Commerce: https://invisionpower.com/features/commerce How does it work? Admin can enable TRANSACTIONS, which will allow members to buy items directly from another member via app and the advertiser receives the amount paid via account credit. If TRANSACTIONS is disabled, things has to be done manually: member needs to contact the advertiser in ways he wants (he chooses when posting the advert), make the deal, then the advertiser will set the advert as PENDING DEAL. After the payment/deal is done, advertiser sets the advert as COMPLETED. In both cases, if the advert is a SALES advert type BIDS (offers) are allowed if the admin enables the setting and if the advertiser also enables it when posting the advert. Notices: THIS IS NOT AN UPGRADE of the old app (for IP.Board 3.4), so if you used the old app you probably still have data from the old app in your database, take a read on manual.pdf (page 2) in the zip file or request support before you install this app. Each purchase entitles you to use Classifieds System on one Community installation. For IPB 4.2.x use 1.1.8 For IPB 4.3.x use 1.2.1 For IPB 4.4.x use 1.3+ Features: Unlimited categories of adverts, plus unlimited depth of parent-child relationships with a lot of settings Per-category permissions to show category, view adverts, submit adverts, ask questions and review adverts Category Icons Ability to choose the order and which blocks to display on the app index: Expiring Soon, What's New and Categories block Support Extra Fields so you can define different fields per category Integrates to Commerce, so you can choose a specific payment gateway, tax, fee and comission and use multi-currencies. Ability to force users to fill the price in currencies Adverts Management on ACP: a place where admins can control status of adverts: expire, complete, set as active, change expiration date, etc. Advert History (advert view): works like the Moderation History, but will log all actions related to the advert itself, like who changed the expiration date, who set the advert as complete, etc. Ability to post external advert link: you can link an advert posted in other sites, like eBay, etc. Ability to hide adverts when expired and/or completed from category view Ability to switch between currencies with a click to display advert prices Ability do add a default address for new adverts in Account Settings. Ability to add multiple packages and charge for your listings at varying price points to suit your users. Listing packages allow you to choose whether or not specific member groups should need to pay to advertise and also whether adverts will be billed according to the value of the item being sold Central area where advertiser can view all expired adverts and renew them at anytime, if the package allows renewal Users can make offers (bid) to the adverts, if the advertiser allows Advertiser can reject offers Admin can enable transactions, which means that a user can buy something from another member directly, monetizing the site with fee/comission Per member settings: allows to access the app and allows to submit adverts Per group settings: allows to access the app, how many approvwd content items must have to access the app and mpderate first X free adverts from users of the group. That will make moderator's life easier Integrates into IPS4 Moderating system, which all commons permissions, such as pin, unpin, delete, feature, move, etc. Advert Images settings: require image, max number of images per advert, max image filezie and max image dimensions Robust Admin Restrictions Ability to take specific actions when a member is deleted or flagged as a spammer Ability to give account credit to new members Ability to set the minimum/maximum title length and description length Ability to remove the upload of attachments in the advert description editor Submit questions and reviews to advert. Admin can choose if new questions or reviews are moderated, per category. Advertiser can reply to the questions Ability for users to report potentially offensive content using the built-in Report Center Search integration: search adverts along with the rest of your community’s content Supports item marking, allowing your users to see what adverts have been added or commented/reviewed on Integrates into Activity Streams Integrates to Share Links to share Integrates to Google Maps if and address is provided in the link submission (IPS 4.1.13+: Google Map APIs now requires an API key. Go to AdminCP -> System -> Community Enhancements to enable Google Maps support) Integration to IPS4 Announcements Integration to Member Filters (Bulk Mail, etc.) Integration to IPS4 Advertisements Supports the built-in tagging system including prefixes Support for notifications such as new adverts and questions comments on adverts Ability to follow/like categories and individual adverts Ability to add adverts to a wish list Drag & drop reordering of categories, advert types, items conditions and packages in the ACP. Ability to create RSS feeds of all adverts Integration with ACP Live Seach (categories, advert types, items conditions and packages) Friendly URLs for adverts and categories Matrix permission on Groups (editing a group) Reactions support (IPS 4.2) Clubs support (IPS 4.2) Content Message and Promote features (IPS 4.2) Embedded content (IPS 4.2) Recommended Questions (IPS 4.2) Added REACTIONS to the questions (IPS 4.2) Member Store (IPS 4.2) Activity stream support (IPS 4.2) Change advert type once posted Featured and Pinned Blocks for General > Settings > Views Advert posting restriction Disable EDIT feature in completed adverts Dates on expired ads Default option for user Integration to Gallery More. Support and Online Tests: Preferably, submit a report to the official Bug Tracker for this app: bbcode.it Account to test the app: if you want to test it online, drop me a private message and I'll set-up a temporary account. Forthcoming versions: Shipment feature Feedback system APP will be improved based on feedback and suggestions (that will be pondered by me due to technical reasons)

    $45.00

  34. 49 points
    -FP

    Cookie Notice

    Version 3.0.5

    2,030 downloads

    This plugin displays a cookie notice message popup. In the ACP you can set the message and specify an URL to read more about your cookies policy. You can also choose different positions and styles for the popup, as well as customize the colors. Clicking the "Got it!" button sets a cookie to no longer show the message. There are language strings for the "More Info" link, for the "Got it!" button, and for the message itself if you choose to use the translations. (cookieNotice_more, cookieNotice_dismiss and cookieNotice_message) Powered by: https://cookieconsent.insites.com/ - It's possible to use a local version of the JavaScript though. Compatible with Community Suite 4.2.2 NOT UPDATED FOR 4.3+

    Free

  35. 48 points
    onlyME

    (BIM) Featured Content

    Version 4.4.11

    2,430 downloads

    Beautiful responsive Sliders or Gridview for IPS Fully responsive - will adapt to any device. Flexible customization for sliders: horizontal/vertical random mode, autoplay, speed, duration, button,... Gridview *New* Auto gets contents from IPS applications: Pages, Forums, Gallery, Downloads, Clubs. Auto gets contents from Videobox. Auto gets contents from RSS URL. Add custom contents manually, easy manage them, drag & drop to sort the contents, click to edit the title, upload image, link, Auto creates and saves cache for thumbnails. Support widgets, easy to drag and place them to your site. Lazyload (IPS 4.4+) *New* Viewing content in a popup (supports Forums, Downloads, Pages, Videobox) *New* Demo: http://demo.ipsviet.com/featuredcontent.html/ Download version 4.4.4+ if you're using IPS 4.4.x If you need more features for professional sliders, take a look Slider Maker

    $15.00

  36. 48 points

    Version 3.2.0

    1,624 downloads

    Do you feel limited by the tag system or prefixes? This application enhances IPS 4's built-in tag and prefix system. It adds custom styling and fine-grained control over prefixes, plus new settings, enhancements, and helpful moderation tools. Prefixes are explicitly created through the Admin CP, and can be chosen from a separate prefix dropdown when creating a topic or other prefix-enabled content. Some of its features: Define all prefixes manually through the Prefix Manager--even for open-tag systems. Show common tags and prefixes across your site with the Tag Cloud Widget. Add, fix, merge, and remove tags and prefixes in bulk through the Tag Manager. Choose a prefix when posting any prefix-enabled content, separate from tags. Control where and how tags and prefixes are displayed. Add custom HTML formatting to your prefixes, allowing colors, images, and much more. Limit prefixes by member group and location. Require a prefix in certain forums*. Add tags and prefixes to topics in bulk with Saved Actions or the Mass-Add tool. Apply a prefix to topics imported from RSS. Set a default prefix and tags for all new topics in a forum*. Override the global tag settings by forum*. This lets you enter custom tags in some forums and not others, or change how many tags are required, or have a prefix option without any tags at all. Display topic prefixes in the page title, last post info, and as filters under each forum's description, if you want. * These added settings should work for all tag-enabled content types. The focus of this application is Forums and topics, but it also supports Calendar events and any other tag-enabled content. That being said, I cannot guarantee compatibility with or support all possible applications and circumstances. By purchasing, you agree to the software license terms, in addition to any terms imposed by IPS or the IPS Marketplace. Thanks!

    $42.00

  37. 48 points
    Viewing and editing a member is probably one of the most frequently used features of the AdminCP. With the design unchanged for many years, and the tabbed interface starting to grow unwieldy, it was due for some love. We have not only dramatically improved the design but added many new features. New AdminCP Member Page Let's look at some of the improvements: Easy Toggle between Member and Customer View If you have Commerce installed, you can now toggle between "Member View" (which shows the screen above) and "Customer View" (which shows the current customer page in Commerce with the user's purchases, invoices, etc.). This makes it much easier to view all of a member's information in one place. If you don't have Commerce installed, the top tab bar will not show. Basic Information The pane in the top-left shows the member's basic information like name, email address and photos. You can now reposition a member's cover photo and crop the profile photo (functions previously not available in the AdminCP). To change the display name or email address, you just click and hold on the information and a textbox appears. The buttons below allow you to merge, delete, sign in as, and edit the preferences or password for the member. Basic Member Information Pane In addition, this pane lists any social networks the user is logged in with. It shows you the member's profile photo and profile name on that network (for example in this screenshot, it is showing my Facebook profile's photo and name) and for many networks you can click on this to be taken directly to their Facebook/Twitter/etc profile. You can also edit the syncing options for the method and unlink the accounts, features which weren't available previously. If you have Commerce installed, there is also an indicator if the user has an active subscription. A member with an active subscription Alerts If a member is validating, banned, flagged as a spammer, or locked, a large banner will display drawing your attention to this. For validating and banned, it will explain exactly what the status is (for example, if they haven't responded to the validation email yet versus they are awaiting admin approval, or if they have been banned manually versus are in a group without permission to access anything). A member that has been locked Other possible alerts Locations & Devices This pane shows you, on a map, all of the locations the user has been when using the community (based on their IP address) as well as the IP address they used to register and most recently. IP Address Locations While the devices tab shows the most recently used devices. Recently Used Devices Content Statistics Right in the middle of the profile you can see some statistics about the member's activity. This includes: A sparkline graph of their recent content. Their content count and reputation count (with tools to manually change or rebuild). A breakdown of the amount of content they have made across all applications. A visual indication of how much of their messenger and attachment storage they have used. If Gallery and Downloads are installed, the existing statistics overview provided by these apps are also available here. Content Statistics Warnings & Restrictions This block shows recent warnings on the account, and also highlights if any restrictions (i.e. content moderation, restricted from posting, or application-level restrictions) are being applied, which previously was difficult to see at a glance. Warnings & Restrictions Block for an account which has content moderation in effect Account Activity On the right is a pane which shows all of the latest account activity. While this was available in previous versions (called "Member History") we have made some significant improvements: The number of things that get logged has been significantly expanded. We now log photo changes, group changes, when a new device is used to login, if an account is locked (by failed logins or failed two factor authentication attempts) or unlocked, password/email/display name changes, when a user links or unlinks a social network login method, initial registration and validation, merges, being flagged/unflagged as a spammer, receiving/acknowledging/revoking a warning, restrictions being applied, two factor authentication being enabled/disabled/changed, an OAuth token being issued if Invision Community is being used as an OAuth Server, enabling/disabling receiving bulk mails, and accepting the privacy policy / terms and conditions, as well as all of the Commerce-related information that is already logged. Much more information is now shown such as who made the change (i.e. an admin, the user themselves, or if it was changed by the REST API or syncing with a social network) and how the change was made (for example, for a password change - if the user used the "Forgot Password" tool or changed it in their Account Settings) and what the data was before and after. This includes being aware of if the change was made by an admin after using the "Sign in as User" tool. You can now filter what information you are seeing to quickly find what you are looking for. Recent Account Activity Extensibility The new profile has been designed with extensibility in mind. Third party developers can easily add new blocks our even entire new tabs. Any apps/plugins which are currently adding a tab to the "Edit Member" form will retain backwards compatibility with their tab continuing to appear when clicking the "Edit Preferences" button in the basic account information pane.
  38. 48 points
    Mark

    New: Editor Uploading

    This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release IPS Community Suite has supported drag and drop uploading to the attachments area at the bottom of the editor since 4.0. In 4.2 we're pleased to add the ability to drag and drop right into the editor, so you can drop your attachment exactly where you want it to show without having to add it afterwards. Drag and drop into editor If your browser and OS supports it you can also copy and paste, either from the desktop or from other content on the web: Copy and Paste Naturally this works for ordinary files as well as images: Drag and drop a file
  39. 46 points
    It might seem a little odd starting a blog on increasing Invision Community's speed with the word "lazy", but I'll explain why this is a good word for performance shortly. Earlier this year, Google announced that page speed is a ranking factor. Simply put, if your site is slow, it will be ranked lower in Google's search results. It is always a challenge making a large application like Invision Community as efficient as possible per page load. A single Invision Community page can pull in widgets from multiple applications as well as a lot of user-generated content with attachments, movies and images used heavily. This is where being lazy helps. Lazy loading is a method by which attachments, embeds and images are not loaded by default. They are only loaded when the viewer scrolls down enough to make them visible. This allows the page to load a good deal faster now it doesn't have to load megabytes of images before the page is shown as completely rendered. I was going to take a fancy video showing it in action, but it's hard to capture as the system loads the media just before you get to it, so it looks fairly seamless, even with sluggish connections. Not the most dynamic image, but this shows the placeholder retains the size of the image In addition to image attachments, we have also added this lazy loading to maps and Twitter emoji images. Improving non-image attachments Once we had implemented the lazy loading framework, an area we wanted to improve was non-image attachments. We have listened to a lot of the feedback we had on this area, and have now made it very clear when you add an attachment into a post. We've even returned the download count now it's being loaded on demand. Using attachments when posting All the letters When we first implemented the letter avatars in 4.3, we discussed whether to use CSS styling or use an image. We decided to go with an image as it was more stable over lots of different devices, including email. We've revisited this in 4.4, and switched the letter avatars to SVG, which are much faster to render now that the browser doesn't have to load the image files. Other performance improvements We've taken a pass at most areas with an eye for performance, here is a list of the most significant items we've improved. Several converter background tasks have been improved, so they work on less data Duplicate query for fetching clubs was removed in streams Notifications / follower management has been improved Member searches have been sped up (API, ACP live search, member list in ACP, mentions, etc.). Stream performance has been improved UTF8 conversions have been sped up Elasticsearch has been sped up by using pre-compiled queries and parameterisation, as well as the removal of view filtering (and tracking) HTTP/2 support with prefetch/preload has been added Several PHP-level performance improvements have been made Implemented rel=noopener when links open a new window (which improves browser memory management) Several other performance improvements for conversions were implemented that drastically reduce conversion time IP address lookups now fetch IP address details from us en-masse instead of one request per address Cache/data store management has been streamlined and centralised for efficiency Many background tasks and the profile sync functionality have all been improved for performance Brotli compression is now supported automatically if the server supports it Redis encryption can now be disabled if desired, which improves performance Phew, as you can see, we've spent a while tinkering under the hood too. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Let us know below! This blog is part of our series introducing new features for Invision Community 4.4.
  40. 46 points
    I'm pleased to announce we're finally ready to open our new Developers area. The aim of this project has been to improve our existing developer documentation by building a central place to contain it, as well as update and expand the content available. As of today, we have the regular documentation and REST API documentation ready to use. Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be expanding what's available further, going into more detail about the tools available within the framework. We've also started work on comprehensive Getting Started guides, that will walk you through simple developer projects from start to finish - these will be available soon, once they're complete. If there's a particular aspect of IPS4 development that you don't feel is adequately catered for right now, please let us know! This will help us direct our efforts to the most useful places. Enjoy!
  41. 44 points
    Matt

    Happy 16th Birthday To Us!

    This month, we turn sweet sixteen! We made our own card this year. I know, it's hard to believe with our youthful looks and energetic personalities, but it's true. Charles and I have known each other longer than I've known my own children and we still make each other laugh on a daily basis. Over the past 16 years we've seen a lot of trends come and go. When we started, AOL dial-up was the preferred method of choice (and probably the only method of choice). Compuserve were flying high and I think I'll stop this walk down memory lane before I turn into my own grandfather and start talking about how things were better in my day. A lot has changed. We've seen the rise of social media and how it disrupted habits. We've seen MP3 players become iPods, and iPods become iPhones and iPhones become iPads (other digital devices are also available). It's crazy to think that our company pre-dates Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Click on this image to see it unless you have excellent eyesight We're still here because we are always innovating and adapting. The software we're working on right now is vastly different from the one we started out with. And that is how it should be. We listen to our customers and we implement the great ideas. Of course, we'd not have lasted a year without our customers. We're genuinely thrilled to still be doing a job we love and serving customers who have trusted their community with us. Thank you all for choosing us and we're looking forward to the next 16 years.
  42. 43 points

    Version 1.0.4

    995 downloads

    This plugin will add the following to the post bit: Link to send a private message to the post author Link to ignore the post author Link to search content from the post author Link to flag/Unflag the post author as spammer Link to add a warning the post author All links will appear if only the loggedin user has permission to view/use them. Settings: Display the IGNORE link Add a link to the post iin the PM Content field Original made on request by Adriano

    Free

  43. 43 points
    Cue the music; switch on the dramatic lighting, we've got fantastic news! We're now running Invision Community 4.3 on here for some advanced testing before we unleash the first beta release. There's a subtle hint above If you need a recap of what was added, take a look at our product updates blog which takes you through the highlights. As this is a pre-beta release, expect some funkiness as we scurry around and tidy up our custom theme wrapper and other areas as we spot them. If you you find a bug, we'd love for you to report it with as much detail as you can muster in the bug report area. We'd love to know what you think, let us know below.
  44. 43 points
    Performance Improvements Reduced several cache-load queries on the ACP index page Combined two permissions queries loaded on every ACP page into one Added some additional cache-loading calls to other ACP pages (manage applications, manage hooks, manage members) Added some caching for fetching the max version ID in the upgrade_history table, which reduces the number of queries on the ACP manage applications page by the number of applications installed Changed how modules are grabbed when IN_DEV is enabled for menu building (runs one query instead of one query per application) class_forums was getting loaded and initialized twice in the Manage Forums page - fixed so it's not reloaded a second time. Also removed a shortcut for the class in the manage forums file to reduce small amount of overhead/memory. Removed a query for group data on Manage Forums page (group_cache is already loaded, so used that instead) Removed several deprecated functions, reducing the size of some classes and reducing their resulting overhead Edited language export routine (for IN_DEV mode) so that it only exports the data we absolutely need. This reduces the size of our language XML files significantly, and also reduces memory overhead needed to process the language XML files. Index added on ibf_posts.post_parent to speed up certain update queries that previously required a full table scan A lot of unused code in the friend management files has been removed Avatar or profile photo cleanup tools in ACP were unnecessarily loading and instantiating upload class Removed outdated/non-functional coloring in admin logs Calendar has been rewritten, and much unused code has been removed. Caches used by calendar were not being properly loaded at runtime Changed most of the file_exists call in the code with is_file for a faster code execution The bbcode cache now uses the ‘bbcode_tag’ field as array key instead of an incremental integer, that allows a faster data access for single bbcode tags as there is no need to scan the whole array with a foreach. An unnecessary query has been removed from the forum index view (the query used to verify the name used for the friendly URL is correct) Removed unnecessary query from report center report view A cached used by report center was being queried separately instead of at page initiation Report center plugins are now cached for quicker runtime lookup without having to query the database Useless queries removed from report center Some queries that selected all rows and counted them (instead of running COUNT style queries) were changed to be better optimized ACP skin files previously extended the output class unnecessarily. This was removed, resulting in approximately 20KB or more memory savings in each ACP page. Report center plugins are now cached for quicker runtime lookup without having to query the database RSS import now is much faster on boards with lots of feeds setup in the ACP. overWrite header query / method_exists moved from every page load and value is cached in app_cache Developer-Oriented Changes Changes that may impact resource authors and skinners (including removed functions, database changes, new hooks, etc.) $this->DB->force_data_type has been removed. Mod authors should now call $this->DB->setDataType( $column, $type ) instead. $this->DB->no_escape_fields has been hidden. You should use the available $this->DB->preventAddSlashes( array( 'col' => 1 ) ); syntax instead. Login management custom configurations have moved to database handling. conf.php (or conf.dist.php) files are no longer needed (though acp.php still is). search_results, sessions.location, and cache_store.cs_extra are all removed If you have a findIpAddress extension you can now add an array of additional columns to pull from your table as the fourth array member. i.e. "'posts' => array( 'author_id', 'ip_address', 'post_date', array( 'pid' ) )," IPB will now do a better job of cleaning up centralized application data during uninstall, so applications don't have to do it manually. (http://community.invisionpower.com/tracker/issue-25956-attachements-in-support-ticket/) The way hook data to-be-exported is stored has changed. This should have minimal impact on developers as the upgrade routine will update it for developers. This should make working with hooks between multiple developers easier, and make hooks import, export, install and uninstall in a much more consistent manner whether IN_DEV is on or not. Many skin system bugs have been resolved, and improvements implemented, making the skin system more flexible to developers using it outside of normal contexts, while allowing it to be more forgiving of various formatting possibilities (i.e. typehinting for function parameters and spacing around function parameter definitions). Central permission management now correctly can handle more than one permission type within a single application IPv6 is now supported. You should ensure any database columns holding IP addresses are varchar(46) or larger. You should use the new ipsRegistry::getAppClass( $app ); call to load your app_class_(application).php class. This ensures any library hooks execute as appropriate and consolidates duplicative code. You should use the new constants IPS_FILE_PERMISSION / IPS_FOLDER_PERMISSION for file and folder permission values. i.e. instead of chmod( $file, 0777 ); use chmod( $file, IPS_FILE_PERMISSION ); instead. Calendar has been completely rewritten - the DB schema has changed, dates are stored as datetime parts in MySQL, etc. The ACP has a new interface implemented, some of the JS has changed, jQuery is now supported in the ACP Removed 4 data hooks in public_forums_forums_topics: topicViewTopicData, topicViewDisplayData, topicViewForumData, topicViewPostData. All 4 of them can be replaced with a simple skin overloader for the template "skin_topic > topicViewTemplate". Photos and avatars have been merged. Photos thumbs are now cropped at 100px and you can select which area to crop Twitter / Facebook photos are actually imported and re-sized where possible (needs fopen URL wrappers otherwise the thumb URL for the services is used) Some functionality for importing/exporting/rebuilding from and to XML files has been hidden unless IN_DEV mode is enabled Added a second parameter for the function “$this→cache→getCache( $CACHE_KEY, FALSE );” which allows to skip the loading from the database if the cache isn’t loaded already. A new option to define an application when creating an hook, if the application is filled the code checks if it is enabled and if not skips loading the hook file completely. class_forums::fetchTopicFolderIcon() has been changed to return an array of meta-data about the topic that can be used to generate the topic icon, although Rikki is changing how topic icons work in general anyways. pp_*thumb*_x is now pp_*small*_x The sessions API (admin/sources/classes/session/api.php) now supports a different cutoff time rather than the default one, additional joins, ‘where’ query bits, complete ‘where’ query part override. The function “IPSLib::unpackGroup()” now is “IPSMember::unpackGroup()”. ACP group_form.php plugins now support an optional third method: postSave(). This method accepts one parameter (the group ID), is only called if present, is called after the rest of the group data is saved, and should not return anything. Added a getCount() method to the like class to return just the number of followers The setting disable_reportpost has been removed. Our applications now check the report center permissions directly, instead. Hooks Improvements: Applications Improvements: A new extensions file per-app is supported: permissionsSync.php. Class name should be “(app)PermissionsSync” and supports a constructor (ipsRegistry reference passed) and one method with no arguments: updatePermissions(). This method can be used to rebuild application caches when the app permissions have been updated from the central permission manager. Deprecated function getBlogID() in the blog API has been removed, developers will need to use the more updated function fetchBlogIds() makeProfileLink, memberViewImages, makePassword, makeNameFormatted, canReceiveMobileNotifications have been moved to IPSMember unconvertSmilies has been moved to IPSText. The redirect method in the bbcode class has been removed. The “doneScreen” method in the admin output class has been entirely removed. Authors are encouraged to use the global_message/silentRedirectWithMessage() methodology instead. The “redirect” method in the admin output class now simply routes to silentRedirectWithMessage(), and is marked deprecated. The template “global_main_wrapper_no_furniture” has been removed from the admin skin. Function “rebuildSphinxConfig” has been moved from “IPSLib” to “admin_core_applications_applications” classCommunication.php was removed, and classFileManagement.php was extended to handle POST requests (encompassing the only functionality missing compared to classCommunication.php) Almost all private methods have been switched to protected to allow more robust hook capabilities New pagination potions to use a next/previous style pagination. Next/previous style pagination supports AJAX pagination. The column “ban_nocache” has been removed from the “banfilters” table. New adminOutput method setMessage() has been added. Allows to set the global_message, and allows to specify a “sticky” flag or not. ACP Settings are now in their own “settings” module and the templates have been moved as well in “cp_skin_settings”. menu.xml files for ACP modules now support specifying a language key, which can then be placed into “(app)_admin_menulang.php” as “menu__(language_key)” to support menu language abstraction in the ACP. This is optional for apps.
  45. 42 points

    Version 2019-06-03 - 4.4

    603 downloads

    Traducción al Español de España para IPS Community Suite 4.4 Aplicaciones traducidas: ACP (No es una prioridad, aunque se va traduciendo) System Forums Calendar Clubs Para que al importar la traducción la cree con el nombre personalizado, puedes cambiar el nombre al archivo por uno de estos: Español (España).xml Spanish (Spain).xml Demo: Para ver lo que está traducido y como es la traducción. Se puede visitar el siguiente enlace P.D: ninguna de las aplicaciones tiene una traducción completa, se irá actualizando con una frecuencia mensual (aproximadamente). Historial de versiones: se conservarán las versiones antiguas (la última lanzada) como legado. Las versiones antiguas no avanzaran, ni se corregiran errores. English =================================================================================================== Translation to Spanish of Spain for IPS Community Suite 4.4 Applications ACP (It is not a priority, although it is translated) System Forums Calendar Clubs Suggestions to name the file: Español (España).xml Spanish (Spain).xml Demo: link for example P.D: none of the applications has a full translation will be updated each month (approximately). Version history: old (last released) versions will be retained as legacies. Older versions will not advance, nor will errors be corrected.

    Free

  46. 42 points

    Version 4.0.6

    1,243 downloads

    VideoBox is an application that allows sharing videos, the best choice to run your own Movies/TV Shows website. Live demo: http://demo.ipsviet.com/video/ Features: 2 display modes: Grid view & List view. Categories/subcategories. Custom fields for video's informations. Protected custom fields that only display for logged members, or who liked the video. Search videos by custom fields. Video Collections: create/edit/remove the collections for your videos. Widgets: top poster, top videos, random videos, featured videos in a slider, collections in a carousel, quick search by custom fields,... Pages system: easy to create a new page with custom content. Uploading or using external video url (supports: mp4, m4v, webm, flv, rmtp, youtube, vimeo, dailymotion). Using VideoJS to play video formats: mp4, m4v, webm, flv. Support VTT captions, preroll video for advertising purpose *New* Watermark on the video player. Media Tags system to define your custom player embedded from any video services (YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion...). Live Streams from Twitch.tv, Mixer.com, Youtube.com, and Smashcast.tv. Friendly URL. Comment system. Rating system. Following system. Clubs (IPS 4.2.x) *New* Reactions (IPS 4.2.x) *New* Supports Nexus (Commerce) to sell and buy videos. *New* Supports all Points systems. *New* Lazyload *New* Tags. Latest Videos RSS feed. Download version 4.x.x if you're using IPS 4.4.x

    $65.00

  47. 42 points
    Mike John

    Portal

    Version 1.7.1

    1,852 downloads

    Adds a Portal application to IP.Board. Based upon IP.Board Portal by IPS. Please be sure to direct all support questions or suggestions in the discussion topic rather then at IPS. The Portal is currently exclusive to the IPS Marketplace, I do not support this application elsewhere. Keep up to date with DevFuse mod development and releases.

    Free

  48. 42 points
    Charles

    New: SEO Improvements

    This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. Improving your SEO can be a complex undertaking with many different approaches but there are things that everyone knows are good practice and also more modern approaches to SEO that have changed since we first started developing IPS Community Suite. So it was time for a review and update. Unfortunately no pretty screenshots on this one as this is all behind the scenes stuff but still quite useful to know . Also, some of this may sound a bit technical and dry but feel free to search some of these technologies if you are curious. Move from HTML structured data to JSON-LD and enhance our existing markup with sensible additions. Calendar, blog, forum and pages (articles) data marked up for rich snippets. General review of our schema.org markup and enhance where appropriate. Use sitelinks search and other sensible markup such as the website and logo markup. Allow administrators to specify social profile links in the AdminCP which we then show links to in the footer and also make available in schema.org markup. Fix many duplicate page title issues. Review and ensure nofollow/noindex tags are used in appropriate areas. Add item tags as HTML meta tags Adding <link rel="next" value="next page url"> helps search engines know next/previous page. Nothing like a bulleted list of items to get you excited! But really these should be welcome improvements to all.
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