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4.5: Everything else

We have announced a lot of new things coming soon with Invision Community 4.5. Most of these are pretty big new features worth a blog on their own.

However, we've made a lot of smaller changes that may not deserve their own blog but still have a significant impact.

Let's run through some of those.

Performance Improvements
For every major release, we take some time to run through the code and look at ways to make Invision Community run more efficiently.

For Invision Community 4.5, we've made node forms, sitemaps and commonly run SQL queries more efficient, which is excellent news for you and your users who get reduced server load and a snappier community.

TikTok Embed
Although it confuses me greatly, TikTok has taken the internet by storm. We have added it to the embed list so pasting a TikTok share link automatically shows the video ready to play in the comment.

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A TikTok

Upload Chunking
Uploading large files can be tricky. Typically trying to push a large file to a server results in timeouts, memory issues and eventually frustration. We have added chunked uploading when using S3. Put simply; this uploads part of the file at a time to prevent memory issues and the server timing out waiting for the upload to finish.

View Members by Rank
Very recently, we were asked how you can view all members in the ACP of a specific rank. It turned out you couldn't. This quick change was added into Invision Community 4.5.

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Showing members with a specific rank in the AdminCP

Download Statistics
While Invision Community 4.5 has new and improved statistic displays, a common request was to be able to download the raw data. This is now possible.

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Export stats as a CSV

Downloads
In Invision Community 4.5, when you require approval of new versions of files submitted to Downloads, the original version will no longer be hidden from view. We've added a new flow for moderators to approve these new versions.

Live Meta Tag Editor
Invision Community 4.5 seemed like a great time to run through this feature and tweak the functionality to make it more useful. Now it's possible to remove default meta tags, and it's easier to remove custom tags.

Closed Tag Autocomplete
When using the closed tag system where a user can select from one of your preset tags, we have added a search box to make it easier to find a single tag from a list of potentially hundreds.

EU Tax Support in Commerce
Tax doesn't have to be taxing! But it generally is. Countries within the EU often have complex tax rates. Commerce now supports multiple tax rates for consumers, businesses and EU VAT-registered businesses.

That concludes our mini round-up of all the things we've not talked about yet. Let me know which one you're looking forward to most!

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EU Tax Support in Commerce
Tax doesn't have to be taxing! But it generally is. Countries within the EU often have complex tax rates. Commerce now supports multiple tax rates for consumers, businesses and EU VAT-registered businesses.

Oh my…

 😍 🥰

Thanks!!

 

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Upload Chunking
Uploading large files can be tricky. Typically trying to push a large file to a server results in timeouts, memory issues and eventually frustration. We have added chunked uploading when using S3. Put simply; this uploads part of the file at a time to prevent memory issues and the server timing out waiting for the upload to finish.

Greatest news ever.

THANK YOU

 

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EU Tax Support in Commerce
Tax doesn't have to be taxing! But it generally is. Countries within the EU often have complex tax rates. Commerce now supports multiple tax rates for consumers, businesses and EU VAT-registered businesses.

Great. Now I have workaround 🙂

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Great job as always 💪

I am waiting most the Elastic search support for version 7.

Improvements on Redis caching...

Support more Cloud providers like Backblaze e.t.c

Hope to get them all in the new version 😎

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Commerce now supports multiple tax rates for consumers, businesses and EU VAT-registered businesses.

Can you turn it on on the beta site so we can test the checkout procedure for it?

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6 minutes ago, ASTRAPI said:

Great job as always 💪

I am waiting most the Elastic search support for version 7.

Improvements on Redis caching...

Support more Cloud providers like Backblaze e.t.c

Hope to get them all in the new version 😎

We support ElasticSearch 7 in 4.5.

What Redis improvements do you need?

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What Redis improvements do you need?

A few users complaint about performance issues and some related topics about sessions issues and (if i remember correctly)  @bfarber replied that there is an internal discussion about it for any possible improvements/fixes...

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5 minutes ago, AA15 said:

Is it possible to please share the expected release date for 4.5?

I expect for June or July. Please note that there is currently an Alpha version that we are testing. The changes that have taken place are huge

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I was hoping for subscription enhancements and Amazon SES API support. Glad to see upload chunking with S3 which will be helpful with the downloads app. Performance improvements are always good!

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39 minutes ago, aXen | 1s2k said:

I expect for June or July. Please note that there is currently an Alpha version that we are testing. The changes that have taken place are huge

Thank you! Is the alpha open to everyone who has an active license or limited individuals? I didn’t see it in the release area, but if it’s there and I missed it, I’m excited to try!

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11 minutes ago, AA15 said:

Thank you! Is the alpha open to everyone who has an active license or limited individuals? I didn’t see it in the release area, but if it’s there and I missed it, I’m excited to try!

 

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Performance Improvements
For every major release, we take some time to run through the code and look at ways to make Invision Community run more efficiently.


One issue that could improve a lot the load speed of the community is to priorize critical css. Is it included in the improvements? 😅

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10 minutes ago, Mohsen Parhizkar said:

What about PHP 7.4 ?

 

I saw this in the changelog of 4.4.10, but when I updated the php to 7.4, forum didn't work anymore

It's working fine.

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Upload Chunking
Uploading large files can be tricky. Typically trying to push a large file to a server results in timeouts, memory issues and eventually frustration. We have added chunked uploading when using S3. Put simply; this uploads part of the file at a time to prevent memory issues and the server timing out waiting for the upload to finish.

Oh thank god. I'm hoping this works in gallery too?

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