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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

Invision Community

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

Invision Community

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

Invision Community

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

Invision Community

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

Invision Community

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

Invision Community

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

Invision Community

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

Community Management

Improved spam defense in 4.7 with hCaptcha

As the Invision Community platform continues to evolve, so do the precarious ploys of pesky bots.  Oftentimes spammers, whether they are bots or actual humans, spam your community with links in an effort to boost their website’s SEO.  There are already a number of ways in the Invision Community platform to fight against spam, including…   Our native Spam Defense built into the pl…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Invision Community

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

Invision Community

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

Community Management

Why community forums stand the test of time

Since the dawn of the Internet, forums have remained a dominant force on the worldwide web.  Invision Community not only survived the social media boom, we thrived. Our community forum platform is an industry leader and continues to serve thousands of businesses year-round.  If community forums are tried and true, then why is the average Internet user bombarded with pleas to follow a bra…

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

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