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New: Complete Your Profile

Completing long and complex forms online is tedious. It can be off putting having to fill in a lot of information before you can join a site or service. You may find that potential members never bother to convert from a visitor.

How to convert guests into regular members is an often asked question. The simple answer is to lower the barrier to entry. Invision Community 4 already allows you to register with Facebook, Twitter, and other networks with ease.

"Complete My Profile" is a system that will lower the barrier of conversion. Guests only have to complete a very basic form to gain membership. Members are then asked to complete any custom profile fields you require.

You can also set up steps that group items together to encourage existing members to add more information to their public profile.

Members with a complete profile and user photo provide others with much more engagement and personality.

Registering
If we look at registering first. Clicking "Sign Up" will only show a simple modal form with as few fields as possible.

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If you have required steps, and after any member validation flow, the complete your profile wizard is shown.

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This enforces required fields and the member cannot skip them or view other pages until completed.

Of course, you may have steps that are not set to required. These are available too, but are skippable. Members can complete skipped steps later.

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A dismissible progress bar shows to members that have uncompleted steps. Once dismissed, it no longer displays in the header of the site.

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This same progress bar is always shown in the members' settings overview panel, in the user control panel. This will prompt members with incomplete steps.

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If you set up a new required step, members have to complete the step before being able to browse again. This will ensure that all regular members have completed profiles.

Admin Control Panel
You will create new steps in the Admin Control Panel. Each step can contain multiple elements of a single group. This step can be set to required to enforce completion or suggested to allow it to be skipped.

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The basic profile group contains things like user photo, birthday and cover photo. Choose any of these for this step.

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The custom profile field group contains any fields you have set up already.

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You can switch off this system if you feel it does not fit your needs. When disabled, you get the normal registration form.

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Reducing the complexity of membership can only help convert more guests into contributing members. Enforcing required steps ensures that you capture data across your membership.

We hope you enjoy this feature and you see an increase in guest conversion with Invision Community 4.2.

 

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4 minutes ago, Simon Woods said:

If trends were used then the product can easily be awful. By following its own path, IPS can produce the best for its own software.

How do you know they're not listening to admins? I doubt you have access to all of the feedback they receive.

I'm watching IPS from IconBoard))) I know this product and i am reading forums. and this product does not suit me.

Cmon Adriano, u are most of who know this, marketplace is better way....)))) Its Lindy`s wrong way....

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33 minutes ago, Derzhis said:

I'm watching IPS from IconBoard))) I know this product and i am reading forums. and this product does not suit me.

Being a long-time user and reading these forums does not mean that you know they're not listening to admins.

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Just now, Simon Woods said:

Being a long-time user and reading these forums does not mean that you know they're not listening to admins.

And how many users ask for a reactions?

And how many users ask for modern sidebar? 

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28 minutes ago, Derzhis said:

And how many users ask for a reactions?

And how many users ask for modern sidebar? 

So IPS should only make what people ask for? This is a company, not a democracy.

You can't even give your feedback in the proper place so why should anybody, let alone IPS, care?

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So IPS should only make what people ask for? This is a company, not a democracy.

....

I'm sure you employee... so....

Than for what they working? For money? or for customers?

my English maybe wrong))

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2 hours ago, Derzhis said:

I'm sure you employee... so....

Than for what they working? For money? or for customers?

my English maybe wrong))

Nope, not an employee. Just a customer who doesn't want my install of the software to suffer because IPS gets distracted by wasteful, incoherent feedback.

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I think I prefer IPS's version of this to the one in Lithium (example shown below in theme used by Sky TV in the UK). There is something to be said for simplicity as the IPS seems more wizard based.

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On 4/29/2017 at 6:56 AM, The Old Man said:

I think I prefer IPS's version of this to the one in Lithium (example shown below in theme used by Sky TV in the UK). There is something to be said for simplicity as the IPS seems more wizard based.

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Even though I like the layout and wizard of IPS, the Lithium version is much broader and includes interactive activities such as writing your first post and giving your first like.  

Potentially one could create a tour of your website with required / non-required steps for new members.

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On 4/21/2017 at 9:21 PM, Joel R said:

2. Is that a block that can be placed into any hot zone / sidebar / removed?

Can someone answer that? I added optional steps and see the progress bar in the account settings, but I don’t see it anywhere else. Is there a block I must add, a setting to change, a template to revert …?

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12 minutes ago, opentype said:

Can someone answer that? I added optional steps and see the progress bar in the account settings, but I don’t see it anywhere else. Is there a block I must add, a setting to change, a template to revert …?

This is what I was getting at the other day.... BTW, it's located in your profile under account settings. Which is not the place it should be, it should be on your main profile page!

Once you dismiss the message that it's, no way of getting it back. I will get round to adding feedback to this feature as I don't think it's well implemented (personally).

It's not a widget you can move around (which in my eyes would be a lot better to use), I'm sure someone could make it into a widget that we can place around the forum).

 

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But I didn’t even dismiss it. I don’t get that big bar at all. Where should that show and how is that done?
(I only see the small bar in the account settings)

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19 minutes ago, opentype said:

But I didn’t even dismiss it. I don’t get that big bar at all. Where should that show and how is that done?
(I only see the small bar in the account settings)

That should show automatically one you set the steps and click the fields in acp.

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6 hours ago, opentype said:

But I didn’t even dismiss it. I don’t get that big bar at all. Where should that show and how is that done?
(I only see the small bar in the account settings)

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I think it's a bug.  When you create Profile Completion after members already joined, the Profile Completion doesn't apply to prior members.  It shows as 100% completion even though required fields are missing. 

I tested on the 42 diag site.  Check your opentype_tester account.  

What does the Profile Completion in your account show? Also, I agree with CP's observation that once you dismiss the completion bar, it permanently hides it (which I think is contrary to the entire point of the completion bar).  

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