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In Case You Missed It: Watch our 4.6 Live Event

Invision Community's latest update, 4.6, is officially out!  To celebrate, we hosted a live event on Zoom. I, alongside two of the three Invision Community co-founders @Charles and @Matt (shout-out to @Lindy) sat down for a roundtable talk to chat about some of the slickest features 4.6 has to offer. If you'd like to refresh your memory with exactly what features we implemented…

Jordan Invision

Jordan Invision

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Proud to Present: An interview with Invision Community President Charles Warner

Nearly two decades ago, Invision Community President, @Charles , set out to make a leading online community platform.  Around that time, Charles also met his now-husband of 18-years and hasn't looked back since. Until now.  Behind the code, product updates and newsletters are a group of people who share a passion for community building. Considering how volatile and toxic the Internet can…

Jordan Invision

Jordan Invision

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What's new in 4.6.0?

Well, friends, what a journey we've been on since we started work on Invision Community 4.6.0. With 11 developers accumulating 934 commits over 3,157 files changing 120,281 lines of code, we're ready to show it to the world. Along with over 260 bug fixes, this new release contains some great new functionality. Let's take a look at what's new. Achievements Achievements, badges, ran…

Matt

Matt

Product Updates

3 Improvements to Spam Management in 4.6

Spam is as much a part of life on the internet as emoji overuse, serial GIF abuse and regretful tweeting. But I'm not here to talk about how I conduct myself online; I wanted to talk about three spam improvements coming to Invision Community 4.6. As you may be aware, Invision Community has its own Spam Defense functionality, which uses a mixture of crowdsourced data, publicly available d…

Matt

Matt

Product Updates

Drum roll please… announcing Achievements!

One of the overarching goals for any community leader is to shine a bright light on your members. Their contributions should be publicly recognized. Now with Invision Community’s new Achievements system... you can! Achievements is Invision Community’s native gamification system baked into our latest update, 4.6.  We’ve dreamed up innovative actions for community leaders to publicly rec…

Jordan Invision

Jordan Invision

Community Management

Take Your Community to the Next Level With Content Curation

Community sharing is community caring. Take it from me: prominently curating your members’ content will profoundly accelerate growth. It’s also pretty darn fun.  I’ve run my company, BreatheHeavy, since 2004. While many online businesses shuttered because of social media’s looming presence, mine thrived because of the community. Full disclosure? I had no idea creating a community …

Jordan Invision

Jordan Invision

Community Management

The Importance of Moderation, err... Community Guidance (New Video!)

Moderation feels a bit like an outdated term created pre-social media, but it stuck. We’d like to re-frame your thinking in terms of guiding your community versus moderating it.   Guidance is an essential component to any thriving community because it creates structure and boundaries for the community. Oftentimes, people think community guidance is about restriction, but i…

Jordan Invision

Jordan Invision

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Wanted: PHP developer to join our growing team

Invision Community has an exciting opportunity for an experienced PHP developer to join our team. Invision Power Services, Inc. is behind the leading community software platform, Invision Community. Our tailored solutions serve clients of all sizes, from smaller communities to the world’s biggest brands. We have been on the forefront of independent and white label engagement communities …

Matt

Matt

Community Management

Help me, Invision Community. You're my only hope: from administrator to community leader

Harness the force as a community leader. A long time ago in the Interwebs far, far away... I proudly signed off all my posts and emails with the title: Owner, Administrator. Anyone in a 10-mile digital radius from me was made well aware: I AM AN OWNER AND ADMINISTRATOR. I AM IMPORTANT I PROMISE. I OWN AND ADMINISTRATE!!!  Granted I held off on the all-caps, but still.…

Jordan Invision

Jordan Invision

Product Updates

Web push notifications, native sharing & offline support

As we approach the release of Invision Community 4.6, I wanted to take you through some improvements for using Invision Community on a mobile device. Web push notifications For some time, we've used the local browser notification API to show users notifications. There's a big drawback though: users had to have the site open in a tab for these to work. This is particularly problematic for…

Rikki

Rikki

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Updates to our community

You’ve probably already noticed that something looks a little different in our community today. As part of our ongoing community improvements, we’ve performed some housekeeping to streamline the forum structure, make more distinction between areas and open up a few areas to guests and friends. The big visual change is that we now have four separate areas: support, community, marketplace …

Matt

Matt

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