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What's new in IP.Board 3.1.2? ACP Live Search and Dashboard

One of the most commonly used features in the Admin control panel is the live search feature. This is a great way to quickly locate settings and even Admin CP pages.

In IP.Board 3.1.0, we did have quick search boxes for forums and members on the dashboard but these were not always to hand. Often you need to search for a member or forum and have to navigate through to the correct section.

In IP.Board 3.1.2 we have extended the live search to include matches from forum names, group titles, group settings and members (display name and email address). Simply tapping in a phrase will return all the relevant matches.



In this example, we can see that "admin" has matched a member's email address, a forum name and group settings as well as an Admin CP page and some settings. Simply clicking on the link will take you to the relevant page. In the case of a member, this is the edit page for them; likewise you are taken to the edit page when clicking on a group's name.

By moving these search features into the global search bar, we've created a much cleaner ACP Dashboard.

We've also made the dashboard warnings and new version notifications much more prominent, so you can clearly see when there is an issue requiring your attention.

In addition, in an effort to ensure there are no dashboard warnings on a fresh install, the installer will automatically lock itself (thus not prompting you to delete admin/install/index.php) and new users will be able to (optionally) enter the license key into the installer.

Little usability tweaks such as these really make daily tasks more efficient which makes administrating your IP.Board even more pleasant!

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(w00t) first comment hehe.

For the member results, could the member name be displayed as well (so if you have several email addresses pop up, you can better choose who you were originally looking for)?


"the installer will automatically lock itself (thus not prompting you to delete admin/install/index.php)"
So will it delete (or rename) the file/folder automatically or what?

I love the idea of no warnings on a fresh install. For new customers I'm sure they're having an instant heart attack like "OMG there's a problem already!" before realizing it's nothing too serious. :lol:


Also not trying to be the grammar police but this seemed awkward..



Great work by the way. It's a couple of seemingly minor improvements, but ones that can make a huge difference to people without their realizing it. :)

In IP.Board 3.1.0, we did have quick search boxes for forums and members on the dashboard but these were not always to hand. Often you need to search for a member or forum and have to navigate through to the correct section.

"handy to use" perhaps? Not sure, just thought I'd point it out.

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Hello I shall like you ask a question? If it is possible of credit note of the announcement of my forum on my nokia n900. If it is possible of create the application either to give me tutoriels or the others to try of creates it
Thank you very much

Sorry for my bad english i'm french :whistle:

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[quote name='Amy T' date='12 July 2010 - 08:56 AM']
what does it mean? I thought it was some sort of typo.

Google is your best friend lol

A briticism (or britishism) is a word, phrase, idiom, or expression peculiar to the English language as spoken chiefly in Great Britain and/or the United Kingdom. Sometimes, this can also refer to a particular usage of a term (see List of words having different meanings in American and British English) spoken both in the United States and Britain which is regarded as chiefly British, or, simply, any characteristic of the English language which is considered primarily British.[1]


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[quote name='Lee Craven' date='12 July 2010 - 01:08 PM']
Google is your best friend lol



I googled it, with and with out quotes.
Nothing helpful without quotes but this comes up as the first entry when you have quotes.
http://www.google.com/search?q=not+always+to+hand

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22not+always+to+hand%22

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[quote name='Amy T' date='12 July 2010 - 05:56 PM']
what does it mean? I thought it was some sort of typo.


If something is "to hand" it is immediately available, or within arm's reach. For example "I don't have it to hand" might mean you don't have 'it' on your person or "I always keep my mobile phone to hand" means you always keep your phone with you.

It's a British thing :)

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[quote name='Mark' date='12 July 2010 - 03:13 PM']
If something is "to hand" it is immediately available, or within arm's reach. For example "I don't have it to hand" might mean you don't have 'it' on your person or "I always keep my mobile phone to hand" means you always keep your phone with you.

It's a British thing :)

Oh thanks, I was still trying to find it on google like Lee said and was even trying variation of the search.

So it is like using the word handy although you would leave the word to out.

Any way thanks, keep up the good work.

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[quote name='Digital-Photography-Forums' date='12 July 2010 - 11:26 PM']
There needs to be some stats on the dashboard imo.


I'd like it if it were modular like WordPress's ACP. Some stats like number of posts, threads, and members would be nice too.

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  • Management

We are exploring the idea of "widgets" on the dashboard from other apps in a (much) later release.

As a side note, it always amuses me when I say things I've been saying all my life and I suddenly realise how idiomatic they are.

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Any suspicious for releasing the new version (days, weeks) ? Also, are the other applications have also a new version, not only IP.Board, I mean: IP.Gallery 3.2.2, IP.Blog 2.2.2, IP.Downloads 2.2.2, IP.Content 2.0.2, IP.Chat 1.1.2 and maybe dev release for IP.Nexus, huh :D.

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