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Events update includes additional streaming platforms

Last month we introduced some powerful updates with a long overdue overhaul of community events. We were very pleased by the excellent feedback received and enjoyed hearing your suggestions. We listened and have been working hard to bring some further updates to Events. Support for more streaming platforms When creating a virtual event in your Events application, you may include a l…

Andy Millne

Andy Millne

New feature: moderating with personal alerts

When we speak to community moderators of busy sites about what they want to see in future Invision Community versions, most ask for ways to improve daily workflows. Community moderators are at the heart of every community, and those working with busy sites quickly find that repeating the same tasks reveals ways to save clicks and precious time. We recently released our alert system, whic…

Matt

Matt

New feature: moderator approval queue now includes a reason why

Community moderators have a responsibility to maintain a sense of normalcy and balance within a community. The Invision Community platform includes powerful tools for moderators to help them mitigate issues that may arise. We just enhanced one of them. Our new moderator approval queue feature, available in an upcoming release for all Invision Community clients, arms moderators with more…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Unite your community with the Events application

Bringing your community together with both online and in-person events is one of the most powerful ways to create meaningful connections, long-lasting relationships and one-of-a-kind experiences.  The pandemic put a stop to many in-person events, but now that the dust is settling and people are beginning to return to some sense of normalcy, physical events are becoming commonplace. However, w…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Join our team! Customer Service team members needed

Invision Community has an exciting opportunity to have customer service superstars 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…

Olivia Clark

Olivia Clark

Our new Image Scanner and Discoverability AI keeps your community safe (Video)

. Image Scanner.mp4   Invision Community AI can now automatically detect and hold images not suitable for your community. Our new Image Scanner and Discoverability tool, built into the newly-launched Smart Community section of the ACP for clients on select standard plans, has immense moderation power.  This new AI feature scans images uploaded by a member, detects what ob…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Finding solutions made easier

You’ve got questions, and you’ve got answers. One of the glorious benefits to running a thriving community is its ability to be self-sustainable. We’ve added new Solved features available on both standard and self-hosted plans.  While you’re working on growing the community’s presence (and the bottom line), your members are busy connecting and engaging with one another. In addition to yo…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

New Live Community Features!

Invision Community’s new Live Community features offer an immersive, real-time experience for members.  Clients on select standard plans now have access to live components that drastically change how their users engage within the forum section of their community.  These live features are included in the new Smart Community section in the Admin Control Panel. When enabled, Live Community …

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

New community manager tool: schedule topics

Community managers and moderators have a simple but powerful new tool at their disposal: scheduling a topic's future publishing date. Previously, if a community manager wanted to draft a topic for a future release, they would have to craft the content elsewhere. It wasn’t the best experience. After listening to client feedback, we implemented a path for those with moderator privileges to crea…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

New tool for community managers: Rank Progression

See how long, on average, members ascend from one Rank to the next.  Screen Recording 2022-07-20 at 14.58.14.mp4   We are excited to have added this new chart to our existing statistics that shows Rank Progression. This addition, available for all plans, is included in an upcoming release of our latest version 4.7.   You can find it in your Admin Control Panel -> Stats -> Us…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Spark more real time engagement with the Trending Content feature

See what members are currently most engaged with in real time in your community by using our new Trending Content feature included in our latest release, 4.7.0.  Our new Trending Content feature, available on our Business & Corporate/Enterprise plans, automatically rounds up a list of engaging topics that are most active in the present moment within your community and proudly displays them fo…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

An easier way to edit your theme

In a digital world with no shortage of places to connect, a beautiful theme will help you stand out from the crowd.  We previously touched on the importance of branded communities, and now we’re unveiling new functionality that will help make your theme more functional: easy access to header and footer tabs within our new simple theme editor.  Invision Community already has a powerful an…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

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

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…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

The numbers don’t lie: Invision Community in 2021

2021 was a big year for Invision Community. 🎉  We launched no-code automation with our Zapier integration, added web push notifications, offline support, stock replies and new reporting metrics. We also improved spam management, SEO crawl efficiency, Clubs, Activity Streams and introduced a native gamification system named Achievements. Not to mention the team grew! 👋  @Matt Finger …

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

5 ways to show your community members you are thankful for them

Gratitude is an essential part of building community. One of the most powerful emotions is gratitude. It helps foster meaningful connections, expands awareness and, well, it just feels good! Invision Community features powerful tools to help you maintain relationships with your clients, customers or members. Approaching them with gratitude in mind will inspire your community to blossom…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Achievements just became even more powerful

Earlier this year, Invision Community launched a native gamification system called Achievements. We added significant improvements to Achievements in our new release, 4.6.8, out now!  🎉  Achievements allows community leaders to reward members with points, badges and ranks for their outstanding contributions. We listened to your feedback and implemented some very exciting changes. In th…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Maximize community growth with our new reporting metrics

Gathering information, then understanding what to do with it, is essential for sustainability. Reporting tools available in the Invision Community platform can help you better understand the inner workings of your community and decide whether your current setup is leading you towards or away from your bottom line.  We recognize that knowledge is power, so we expanded our extensive list of r…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

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