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IP.Board 3.4 Dev Update: Miscellaneous Enhancements

As we wrap up principle development of new features for IP.Board 3.4, I wanted to go through some of the other changes we've implemented for the new release.

Share a single post

A common feature request has been the ability to share a single post. You might want to share a great reply to a topic on Facebook or perhaps email a link to an interesting post to a friend. You can now do this by clicking either the post number or the little share icon to the right of the post number. This brings up a new modal window



System Templates

Some "system templates" such as the wrapper used for HTML emails were previously only editable by manually changing the files which contained those templates. This is inconvenient, especially as it means one has to remember not to upload those files when upgrading IP.Board.

In IP.Board 3.4, these templates will be editable from the Admin CP making it much easier to maintain edited versions of these templates.




Mobile Moderation

Our mobile theme is suitable for all mobile devices. Even though we have our mobile application available for the iPhone and iPad, we want to ensure that other devices are able to interact with IP.Board.

A very common request has been to enable basic moderation actions from within the mobile theme. To that end, we've added buttons for common topic moderation into the mobile skin.



Editor Pasting

A lot of the time you find that you just want to paste plain text into the editor so you don't have to then remove formatting such as background and font colors. We've made this an option from within the IP.Board 3.4 editor via the new Options icon (far right on the screen shot). You can still paste as rich text by clicking on the relevant paste button on the top right section of the toolbar.



We hoped that you've enjoyed reading this series of blogs on IP.Board 3.4. We're currently putting the finishing touches to this major new release and can't wait make it available for release!

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The editor has undergone more important improvements than pasting improvements.  I don't have to do the End Key shuffle any time I backspace after using bold/italic/underline BB Code, now.
 
That's a big plus!

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Thanks for editor pasting, will save time as I used to switch to raw mode, paste then switch back which was not always ideal. smile.png
 
The 'new' options (I like the 'remove saved content' too) will be very useful too.

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[quote time="1349954622" name="ΑndyF"]
Thanks for editor pasting, will save time as I used to switch to raw mode, paste then switch back which was not always ideal. smile.png
 
The 'new' options (I like the 'remove saved content' too) will be very useful too.
 
But please make it admin configurable. Members are simply unlikely to remember to do it and the board looks like a rainbow! :(

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The pasting feature I will use all the time. I have to keep hitting the little light switch next to the eraser when I copy and paste. Although most of the time I just keep the wysiwyg off when pasting and turn it back on only when I need to use one of the buttons. 

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[quote name="Donkerrood"]
May I suggest to put the moderation options for mobile in a simple dropdown (<select>) box? Now it uses more space than necessary imho.
 
They're hidden behind a button.
 

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Still no release ETA?
 
There is no public release date yet, no.  We won't rush a release to meet an artificial deadline, and while we have internal timeframes and goals, they're better kept internal so as to prevent disappointment.

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[quote name="akke"]
Still no release ETA?

Don't bother asking because it's rare for IPS to announce release dates. The most common answer you'll get from most users is, "When It's Ready™" IPS has learned that when they even try to give an estimated date for anything, even if it's not a release date, some people will come back with a mob mentality (imagine pitchforks, burning torches, yelling, etc) swearing up and down that IPS promised something would be released on that date. Some people just can't grasp the concept of estimates, unexpected programming delays and the fact that the mention of a date doesn't mean it's a release date (could be for something completely different).

Trust me, it's better to just be patient. If you're looking for a rough idea from a fellow client, I'll tell you that I wouldn't expect a full/final release anytime before January. Doesn't mean I think it'll happen in January (could be after), just do expect it to be sooner. If it happens sooner, that's great, but I prefer to expect longer than shorter.

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IPS, you guys really are the business man! As an IPS newbie, every time I spend time on here, I see what an awesome interactive community you guys are building here, and the fact that your management team and senior dev's interact with the public so frequently, really drives the development of this awesome product forward!
 
Thanks again for all the fantastic hard work your coders are putting in, to help us manage and enjoy our own communities even more!
 
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[quote name="Mr 13"]
I hope "Paste as plain test by default" will be available in ACP as option for all users in release.

Thanks for your job smile.png
 
+1 and a way to disable rich text in ACP. 99% of members just want to paste plain text.

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