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New feature: disable your inbox

Take control of your community messenger inbox. Topics, replies and reviews are an incredible way to engage with members in a community, but sometimes a conversation needs to be had in private.  Invision Community's built-in messenger is a powerful system that allows members to privately message another member, or a group of members, directly within your community.  However, allowin…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Invision Community

Introducing The Alert System

Invision Community’s forthcoming release includes an exciting new feature available for all.  Announcing the Alert System! 🚨™ The Alert System is a new tool for community managers to communicate with their members. There are times when a community manager needs to bring information to the attention of either a single user, or a group of users; when existing systems such as PMs or warning…

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Community Management

Improved spam defense in 4.7 with hCaptcha

As the Invision Community platform continues to evolve, so do the precarious ploys of pesky bots.  Oftentimes spammers, whether they are bots or actual humans, spam your community with links in an effort to boost their website’s SEO.  There are already a number of ways in the Invision Community platform to fight against spam, including…   Our native Spam Defense built into the pl…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Invision Community

Interview with the founders of Invision Community (VIDEO)

To celebrate Invision Community turning 20-years-old (an eternity in Internet years), I interviewed the company's founding fathers. Ahh the good ol' days. Remember simpler times? This new video interview touches on Invision Community's past, present and future thanks to the invaluable insight from  @Charles, @Matt and @Lindy.    In our chat together, these gentlemen...   T…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Invision Community

Improve forum SEO by viewing topics in child forums in one view

Improving SEO with your community is a hot topic with community managers. Many minor tweaks can move the needle in the right direction, but the most significant changes come with increasing crawl efficiency. I recently wrote about changes we made to Invision Community to improve crawl efficiency. By removing thin content pages and being laser-focused on what you want to be crawled, you presen…

Matt

Matt

Community Management

Why community forums stand the test of time

Since the dawn of the Internet, forums have remained a dominant force on the worldwide web.  Invision Community not only survived the social media boom, we thrived. Our community forum platform is an industry leader and continues to serve thousands of businesses year-round.  If community forums are tried and true, then why is the average Internet user bombarded with pleas to follow a bra…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Invision Community

New feature! A friendly reminder before posting

There’s a fine line between freedom of speech and censorship.  Invision Community always aims to empower community leaders with options to encourage an open dialogue within a community, while including barriers for members who choose to ignore the guidelines.  Invision Community’s latest release, 4.6.11, includes a simple but powerful new feature to help you shape your community’s tone. …

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Community Management

How to inspire your community's members to engage

So you’re a small/medium sized business who purchased one of our plans and launched a new community. The topics, replies and views will start to rack up any time now, right? Riiight?! Perhaps you’re a major brand wanting to give your customers a place to connect, ask questions and get more information, but aren't sure how to inspire them to join. Maybe you haven’t even pulled the trigger…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Invision Community

Twenty years of Invision Community

Twenty years ago today, Invision Community was founded and within months the first version of Invision Community was released. Little did we know, this would be the start of a remarkable journey spanning several decades. Our first version appeared shortly after we founded the company. It might be hard to imagine a time before social media and YouTube, but when we started out, the web looked v…

Matt

Matt

Invision Community

Enhance your community with integrations

The Invision Community platform is capable of integrating with other powerful services, creating a unified system of connections with the click of a button.  One of the greatest benefits of integrating with Invision Community is instant expanded functionality.  This is often done through an API (application programming interface), which allows our platform to seamlessly communicate wit…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Invision Community

The importance of branded communities

Branded communities mobilize your impassioned fans and customers.  If you’re even a little familiar with community building, you’ve probably seen marketing jargon about why owning your own community (and not exclusively relying on social media) is absolutely imperative for growth.  Relying on social media is a gamble.  At any given time the social media giants can take away your …

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Jordan Miller

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