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Invision Community 4.3 Now Available!

We're thrilled to announce that Invision Community 4.3 is available to download now. After months of development, over 2500 separate code commits and quite a few mugs of coffee you can now get your hands on the final release. You can download the final release from your client area. If you need a recap of what was added, take a look at our product updates blog which takes you …

Matt

Matt

Invision Community 4.3 Beta Released!

We're thrilled to announce that Invision Community 4.3 Beta is available to download now. After months of development, over 2500 separate code commits and quite a few mugs of coffee you can now get your hands on the beta release. You can download the beta from your client area. Be sure to read the full information on support and service limits that go along with beta releases.…

Matt

Matt

We're now using Invision Community 4.3!

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 releas…

Matt

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 sta…

Matt

Matt

January Wrap Up

What an exciting month we've had! The big news is that it's all systems go on Invision Community 4.3, our big update to our apps. We've already talked about Automatic Community Moderation, Emoji, Sign in from other sites using OAuth, blog updates, Scaleable search and interface improvements, Apple Pay (and more) support, Paid club memberships, and other club improvements and massive gall…

Matt

Matt

So long 2017!

As we make our final commits, merge in the last of our branches and wait for Charles to move more tasks to the development list, we pause to reflect on our year together as a company. Pour some egg nog, grab some snacks and lets take a look at our journey this year. Our year in numbers In 2017 we made 72 Invision Community releases, 6584 code commits, read 157,203 customer…

Matt

Matt

Podcast: Online Communities in the Post-Facebook Era

Matt was recently invited onto the Community Signal Podcast, where he spoke with host Patrick O'Keefe. Everything from how Matt got started with online communities right up to the possibility of a post Facebook era was covered in their 45 minute chat. Matt also gives a little insight into how Invision Community works behind the scenes. From Community Signal: Check out the podcast …

Matt

Matt

November Wrap Up

It's hard to believe that we're close to wrapping up 2017 already. It seems like only yesterday we were putting the finishing touches to Clubs, Fluid View, Profile Completion and all the other new features added this year. We're not resting though, Invision Community 4.3 is well underway and we'll be releasing news of its new features soon. Our developers have been busy squashing bugs and rel…

Matt

Matt

Black Friday Sale!

It's that time of year again! Have you been thinking about starting your Invision Community? Or perhaps you're currently using another service and want to take advantage of our modern, mobile ready and social media equipped platform? This has been a great year for Invision Community. We've added many new features including Clubs, Fluid View, Profile Completion and more. We've been a…

Matt

Matt

 

Cloud and Self-Hosted License Sale

Next week, IPS will be implementing the pricing changes to our product lineup that we published in 2015. In the spirit of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are extending an opportunity to purchase a new license or add new applications to your existing suite at 15% off our current pricing. To take advantage of this offer, please use coupon code IPSPROMO16 at checkout. This promotion is active …

Charles

Charles

 

Introducing our new Developers area

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 w…

Rikki

Rikki

 

Streamlining our website and community

Many of the regular visitors to our community won't have failed to notice the new look we launched last week. Now that the dust has settled, I thought it was a good time to explain why we've made the change. Streamlined access to everything we offer Ever since IPS was founded in 2002, our community has been distinct from our website. The community is also where we kept all kinds of resou…

Rikki

Rikki

 

IP.Board 3.4 End of Support

The adoption rate of IPS4 has far surpassed our initial expectations. In response to this as well as client feedback, we are refocusing more internal resources on supporting and solidifying the IPS4 platform. As such, we are revising our product cycle dates for IP.Board (3.4.x) as follows:  March 1, 2016 - End of advanced technical support and development. Basic / limited technical support wi…

Lindy

Lindy

 

Black Friday Promotion

IPS is pleased to offer a 15% discount from now through December 4, 2015 (11:59PM Eastern.) This offer extends to all self-hosted software licenses as well Community in the Cloud packages. Whether you've been wanting to add a new component to your current IPS Community Suite license, have been waiting for the right opportunity to renew your license or are considering IPS for the first time, simply…

Lindy

Lindy

 

Now Hiring: Support

IPS is seeking knowledgeable and industrious individuals to join its support team as product specialists.  <br> <br> Successful applicants will be responsible for answering general support tickets, including providing customers with information, troubleshooting problems and performing maintenance. You would be expected, where appropriate, to interact with other technicians and developers to resol…

Lindy

Lindy

 

IPS Community in the Cloud

We are thrilled with the response to the latest generation of our community platform, IPS4 and hope you have been following the exciting progress and enhancements with IPS4.1.    I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight IPS’ Community in the Cloud service. IPS provides hosted/cloud service to thousands of communities and because we built the software and we limit our service exclusiv…

Lindy

Lindy

 

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Promotion

IPS is pleased to offer 15% off starting now through Monday on all new purchases for both new and existing clients! This includes all self-hosted software licenses as well as Community in the Cloud packages. Whether you've been wanting to add a new component to your current IPS Community Suite license or are considering IPS for the first time, simply use the coupon code HOLIDAY2014 at checkout to …

Lindy

Lindy

 

In Memoriam: Steven Shaw

The site eGullet.org was literally the first client of Invision Power Services when our company was founded over 12 years ago. Steven Shaw, along with his partner, stepped up and supported IPS in its first days and stayed with us all these years. They were our first paying client, our first hosting client, and often the first to get early betas of our releases. <br> <br> It was with great sadness …

Charles

Charles

 

Convert to IPS Promotion

We have seen a huge increase in people switching to us over the last year or two and want to take advantage of this momentum and offer an exciting conversion promotion. But first some information... <br> <br>Our Pre-Packaged Converters <br> <br> Our conversion scripts make it very easy to convert your existing community to the IPS Community Suite. The process is very simple: just install IPS, uplo…

Charles

Charles

 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Promotion

IPS is happy to offer 15% off starting now through Monday on all new purchases for both new and existing clients! This includes all software licenses and Community in the Cloud hosting. This is a great time to add on those extra Suite applications you're missing or to go ahead and try out IPS if you have always been considering us. <br> <br> Just use the coupon code HOLIDAY2013 at checkout. <br> <…

Charles

Charles

 

ZendCon 2013

Last week I attended ZendCon 2013, a prominent PHP developer-oriented conference designed to give industry professionals information on tools, practices and trends which will help them deliver enterprise-class software to customers. During the conference, many sponsors set up booths in order to demonstrate new products and services, and many industry professionals hold tutorials and sessions that…

bfarber

bfarber

 

IPS Job Opening: Piracy Dept.

** We have enough applications to fill this position. Thank you for your interest! ** <br> <br> Piracy is something that all software companies face and IPS is no exception. Our losses due to credit card fraud and software piracy are significant and to minimize passing along costs to customers, we are seeking to expand our piracy department and take a harder stance against piracy and pursue those …

Lindy

Lindy

 

Community in the Cloud, New Support Package, and Transfer Promo

We have a few updates to our services to share with you. <br> <br>Community in the Cloud <br> <br> For over 11 years IPS has provided hosting services for clients that want a turn-key approach to their online community. Over time we have become more and more focused on community hosting solutions so it seemed like a good time to drop the older "hosting" term and adopt a new name for our service: C…

Charles

Charles

 

Introducing Projects and Developer Profiles

I'd like to introduce two new areas we've been working on. These new areas are designed to support our developer community, while making it easier for our clients to get their custom projects taken care of. <br> <br>Projects <br>http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/projects <br> <br> The first new area is Projects. When you have a custom project for which you need a developer/designer, thi…

Rikki

Rikki

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