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  1. This will be fixed in an upcoming update.
    2 points
  2. Hi guys Long time InvisionCommunity user, almost-first-time poster. ๐Ÿ™‚ I've been using this software to power my community forums for about 15+ years now and I'm looking to take the next step by building an integrated site for my users. I recently purchased the Pages app to experiment with it - the idea is that, one day, I might migrate a long-running Wordpress blog into Pages. With that in mind, I had a few ideas that would greatly help with improving workflow and ensure more consistent connectivity between Forums and Pages. I hope you'll consider them! To keep things concise, my ideas here are focused on the 'Copy to Database' feature of Pages (I do have other ideas but this is the biggest area of concern for me - I'll post the other suggestions in a separate thread). My Setup In AdminCP > Pages > Databases > Articles > Forums, 'Post Topic' and 'Use Forum For Comments' are enabled. Post Topic is enabled because not every article we write will be sourced from a forum topic or Copied to Database, and we want to make sure that all news stories we write have an associated topic posted (i.e. if a topic does not exist already, we want to create a topic, but if a topic does exist we want to Copy to Database and use that particular topic as the news story's associated topic) Use Forum for Comments is enabled because we want to always marry the comments in news stories with the replies in the associated topic. We never want this feature to be disabled. My Scenario A regular user in my community discovers some interesting news that they may have read elsewhere, and posts a topic on a particular forum. A member of my community's "News Team" usergroup sees this topic, notices that our Articles database has yet to cover this news topic. The News Team member chooses to 'Copy to Database' the original topic. The original topic is written in a way that works fine for a community environment, but it needs editing in order to read well as a news article. So the News Team member modifies the original topic content to suit the tone of voice we want to present within our news stories. The Issues When the News Team member posts the news story, a duplicate topic is made (in the forum selected in AdminCP). This has the result of confusing the community as there are now two separate topics in which to submit replies/comments to. When rebuilding synchronised topic content, the original topic's content is modified to match that of the news story which was created from it. This is not desired behaviour; if copied to database, the expectation is that the original topic remains the same, with any edits made for the news story living solely on the page record/database. There's no topic meta to illustrate to users on the forum that a news story was created from it. The Solutions: 1. 'Post Topic' Override (per Record basis) A simple checkbox could be added to a record creation page, if the 'Post Topic' setting is enabled for that database in AdminCP. What this will do is ensure that a topic is not created when the record is created. This will be useful for users who want to use an existing topic as the basis for a record's comments/replies without splintering it into a duplicate topic elsewhere. However, some users might find posting a duplicate topic useful (for instance, they might want to dedicate a specific forum for record entries), which is why having this as an ad-hoc option is the best solution here. 2. AdminCP-level Option to Keep Topic/Record Content Separate Provide a toggle which allows the content in the Original Topic to remain unaffected/does not sync with the copy written in the Page content. I would have thought that this would be standard behaviour, so it's surprising that it's not. I doubt many community members would appreciate their topics being edited without their consent, so this option would fix that issue. This could be a new setting added to AdminCP, which applies to all records made in a database (as illustrated above). 3. Add Topic Meta to Copied Topics Upon using 'Copy to Database', have a setting/toggle (default setting: On) that automatically inserts a new Topic Meta box in the original/source topic, detailing that a user has used the thread as a basis for a new 'record/story/article'. Clicking the Meta box could dynamically expand it, revealing an excerpt of the new story/record/article (Title, Author, Date, Excerpt, Link to Full Article). Some ideas as to how that would look like below. Idea 1: Idea 2: This could also be a setting in the Database options page in AdminCP. A feature like this would be a more elegant solution when copying topics to databases, instead of simply syncing the topic content and record content to be identical. It can also allow users who create interesting topics to see that their posts have been considered worthy of interest from the moderation/news team. You could even tie Achievements/Points/Rewards to this - users who create topics that a moderating team deems interesting for a story, could be awarded points for 'sourcing' the content. --------------------------------------------------- Hopefully these suggestions are worth considering and implementing in a future update. I know the next update of the Core app is at the forefront of the development team's minds right now, but I think these would be great QOL updates for the Pages app that can make it even more unified with the Forums/Core. Thanks for reading!
    2 points
  3. Egorkin

    Cross-posting protection

    One user can create one topic in different sections (cross-posting). I used to make a module for 3. x, which compares the new user's message with the previous ones (the algorithm of fuzzy duplicates) and this 100% protected against cross-posting. Why hasn't IPB made this option yet?
    1 point
  4. [[Template core/front/global/mobileNavigation is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]] Does anyone else have this problem? Can you help me? I already tried to restore to the default version but this error didn't go away.
    1 point
  5. thx I have fixed this for an upcoming release.
    1 point
  6. Ehren

    Add Message header

    Add the following to your custom.css file: .cContentMessage__header > .ipsFlex-fw\:wrap{ flex-wrap: nowrap; }
    1 point
  7. Dean_

    Updating to 4.6 from 4.5.x

    This is due to it being a soft release just like 4.5. So itโ€™s slowly rolling out to everyone. Please donโ€™t make the mistake of updating and then coming back to the forums to find nothing is working and that you depend on certain plugins/themes.
    1 point
  8. Manual download from the client area, upload to your site via FTP (after taking a file/database backup)
    1 point
  9. Sirmadsen

    A Few Suggestions

    Hi! I have a few minor suggestions I think should be implemented, well, basically two features that would help a lot, not only for me I believe. 1a. Let's start with something I can't understand that isn't a feature yet. Custom formatting for Downloads Extra Fields. This would be highly useful for formatting different custom fields (which I use a lot of) and make them stand out. But the most important and the reason why I personally want this feature is to be able to output links (URL) as a proper link text. Say that there is another website that provide support for the download I offer and I want to direct users to that website. I would make a Extra Field, naming it "External Support" and then choose URL as Field Type. Easy pieacy. Well, if the URL to the external site is extremely long or just look bad with a lot of symbols and numbers, meh, not good. Imagine being able to then put in a custom formatting that would make the link go from "externalsite . com /thisisalooooongsupportlinkwithstrange-2321-%2211-numbersandstuff" to "Go Here"... Wow, mind blown. I mean, it can already be done in Profile fields as Custom profile formatting, so why not in downloads? Please, show Downloads app some love soon, some of us actually use at the main app. 1b. (Less important) Make it possible to choose several categories to add a download to, not just one. Or maybe after you've chose category, being able to choose secondary categories would be nice. 2. Simple feature suggest, please do something about the current Marketplace option where we can't download working plugins and themes unless they are updated to the installed exact IPS version. Running 4.6 completely lock me out from installing working 4.5 plugins and themes. Can't install them from ACP, can't download them from IPS... Not a great user experience. Thank you for reading xD //Sirmadsen
    1 point
  10. By fewer questions about LGBTQ you mean zero questions? Because I only counted two plus a follow-up question. And although they were more specific questions, most times he was able to link his personal experiences to IPS. So I really don't see a problem with spending some time on questions like that. You asked for more curiosities after all, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    1 point
  11. DanielFb

    Radical Tags

    Same question @Makoto
    1 point
  12. This is a bit of a slap in the face to self hosted clients. Nothing to celebrate here. ๐Ÿ‘Ž
    1 point
  13. That's awesome indeed! I'm unsure about the meaning of this sentence "available for Cloud and Enterprise Community customers exclusively". Arent the vast majority of ipb license holders non cloud or enterprise customers?
    1 point
  14. This works for me when developing locally: location / { location /api/ { if (!-e $request_filename){ rewrite ^/api/(.*)$ /api/index.php; } } if (!-e $request_filename){ rewrite ^(.*)$ /index.php; } try_files $uri $uri/ =404; } location ~ \.php$ { include fastcgi-php.conf; fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:9000; }
    1 point
    Works as promised. Perfect support: Found a bug which was fixed in 1-2 hours! Edit: Also works with closed tagging mode here. Just take care that all tags are available in the global tag-list...
    1 point
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