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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!

Edited by Matt


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Although I have not reached the stage to really put Commerce into action, I think EU Tax Support will be very useful. Hope I  can use it very soon! Thanks for all the good work and the consistent updates you deliver on a regular basis. 👍

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Connection between 3 tags. E.g. Covid-19=coronavirus=SARS-CoV-2

When user click to tag covid-19, display all content that contain tags of covid-19, coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2

When user post something, just place one tag of the 3, don't need place these 3 similar tags. 

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Backblaze announced S3 api support (beta) so it will work out of the box and it will not need any extras to make it work with Invision !

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On 4/30/2020 at 5:48 PM, sobrenome said:


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

As far as the software goes, this is one of my main concerns currently. Regardless of how genuinely important it is, the fact is that we're mostly getting traffic from Google, Google judges sites by speed, and when I go into Google's Webmaster Tools, I see thousands of pages it regards as too slow. 

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9 hours ago, rgf100 said:

As far as the software goes, this is one of my main concerns currently. Regardless of how genuinely important it is, the fact is that we're mostly getting traffic from Google, Google judges sites by speed, and when I go into Google's Webmaster Tools, I see thousands of pages it regards as too slow. 

I am experiencing the same issue. Google reduced my website traffic about 70% considering slow speed as an issue. I have taken several actions and now the test shows a moderate speed. The bottleneck for the website to be considered fast is critical CSS (on google pagespeed insights).

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