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IP.Board 3.0 Integration Made Easier

IP.Board has grown a lot over the years, however at the core of it, addons have always been just that - additional software layered onto IP.Board. Some points of integration have existed to allow things to work smoothly together, but code separation has forced most functionality in IP.Board and components to also remain separated. One of our primary goals with IP.Board 3 is tighter integrat…

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IP.Board 3: Global Permissions

When we began planning IP.Board 3, the global search system was one of the first features that we decided would be essential. We've already talked about the global search, now we're going to tell you about the permissions system that makes the global search and other features possible. In previous versions of IP.Board, every application had to maintain it's own permission tables and database inf…

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IP.Board 3: Global Search

During the initial design phase for IP.Board 3, one of the first areas that we identified for a major overhaul was the search system. In IP.Board 2, each application is required to have it's own search engine, which creates many silo's of data that can not be easily searched. IP.Board 3 will introduce a new global search system that will make all of the content of your community easily searchabl…

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Language Management in IP.Board 3

Over the past few years our international user base has grown by leaps and bounds, and we want to do our best to support those users and make sure that IPB is a great solution for them. Toward that end, one of our goals for IP.Board 3 is to dramatically improved our language management system. So today I want to introduce you to a few of the upgrades that you can expect to see in that system. F…

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Template tags, revisited

A while ago, I posted about the new template tags system in IP.Board 3.0.0. After some initial feedback on the syntax and having developed the system further, I felt it was worth revisiting in our blog. The template tag system is still based on PHP classes (extends and implements, PHP5 fans) which act as plug-ins. These plug-ins are only run when the templates are cached which makes the system v…

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IP.Shoutbox 1.0.0 Beta 1 + IP.Tracker 1.2.0 Beta 1

We are pleased to announce that the beta releases of IP.Shoutbox 1.0.0 and IP.Tracker 1.2.0 are now available for immediate download! IP.Tracker IP.Tracker is a bug/issue tracking system, it allows members and staff to track certain issues, for examples, bugs within a project you are working on, or even building a house! IP.Tracker supports statuses, severities, and much much more to bring you an…

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Lifting the lid on the registry

In a previous blog entry on IP.Board 3.0's new framework, I mentioned that at the core of the new framework is something called 'ipsRegistry'. This blog post will go into more detail and will be of interest to modification authors. Overview IP.Board, like most complex applications, has a need for 'core' data, like settings, session and input data ($_GET, $_POST, etc). There is also a need for a …

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IPSR: Featured resource and Community Projects

Since our recent updates to the resources site the feedback received has been great. We have managed to address a lot of the feedback, and we hope you like the changes we have made. One of the changes was the new Featured Resource. We have now revealed the featured resource for July, as usual, this page will go into a lot of detail about the resource, the author, and will also feature screenshots…

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IP.Board 3.0 BBCode System Overhaul

BBCode is a core part of your forum system. We understand that. To that end, we've been working hard to completely rewrite and overhaul the entire bbcode handler in IP.Board 3.0. We think you'll like what is in store. Changes since IP.Board 2.x There are some core differences in the BBCode system we are introducing in IP.Board 3 that you may notice right away. For starters - *every* B…

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