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IP.Content 2.0 Dev Update: Tighter Forum Integration

IP.Content is an extremely flexible system. While considering the possibilities with IP.Content and feeding content to your external pages, we knew that there were multiple options. Using a database You can create a database to store content such as articles, and then allow commenting on these articles directly. In doing so, you keep your articles and your topics separated. Using a blog …

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IP.Content 2.0 Dev Update: Some Template Tweaks

Templates in IP.Content are a useful tool that can save administrators a lot of work managing their site. They are utilized to facilitate displaying database content, and can be utilized to normalize the display of multiple pages through a shared template. We have made a few small tweaks to templates to make them easier to manage and easier to use in IP.Content 2.0. Separation of templates In …

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IP.Content 2.0 Dev Update: More Database Improvements

Add and edit hookpoints Based on requests from users integrating IP.Content into their website, we have added two new hook points to the database handler: postSave() and postSaveEdit(). These are called immediately upon saving the record to the database (for add and edit requests, respectively), and can be utilized to take action on a record after it has been saved. This could be used, for instanc…

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IP.Board 3.1.0 Dev Update: View Reputation

In IP.Board 3.0 we introduced a simple reputation feature, allowing users to give positive or negative reputation to a post. While administrators can view who gave reputation through the Admin CP, in IP.Board 3.1 we have introduced a way for all users to view who gave reputation on any given post. To view who gave reputation, you just click on the reputation number at the bottom of the post whi…

Mark

Mark

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IP.Board 3.1.0 Dev Update: Profile Customization (II)

We recently blogged about our new profile customization options. I've made a few updates since and wanted to update you on them. As you may already be aware, we have added Twitter integration into IP.Board 3.1. This enables you to 'connect' your Twitter account to your forum account to share links, status updates and to allow you to use your Twitter photo on the board. I've taken this a step f…

Matt

Matt

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Demo System Term Extended

While not a particular interesting blog entry :) I wanted anyone interested to know that our demo service term has been extended from 24 to 48 hours. As always, you can email sales for a further extension if you might need more time. If you are considering using IP.Board now is a great time to get your proverbial feet wet on version 3.0.5 so you are ready as soon as the upcoming version 3.1 is r…

Charles

Charles

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IP.Board 3.1.0 Dev Update: Topic Preview

We read virtually every piece of feedback we receive, even if we don't reply and we often see the same requests coming up. The ability to 'preview' the topic by viewing an excerpt from the first post is often requested and we've added this into IP.Board 3.1. We've made it a little more useful by also including the last time you read a topic (if applicable) and the number of unread posts so you c…

Matt

Matt

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IP.Board 3.1.0 Dev Update: Profile Customization

The IP.Board 2 series introduced a number of new profile features designed to make your profile page a little more interactive. Besides the usual stats and figures, we introduced a personal photo and the ability to leave comments and list recent visitors. This made your profile page a little more personal and encouraged repeat visits. With the status updates feature in IP.Board 3.1, the profile …

Matt

Matt

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IP.Content 2.0 Dev Update: Friendly URLs for Databases

IP.Content is a complex framework that allows you to create and manage website content in many different ways. You can embed blocks and databases into pages, and pages can be wrapped by templates. You can define page names and use friendly URLs through the IP.Board built-in FURL system, you can use friendly URL's through the included index.php file with IP.Content (for instance, if you want your w…

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