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New: Device Management

This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. One of our more technically-oriented features for 4.2, we have added more detailed logs of user logins, and the devices and IP addresses used. This brings several new features:   Notification of a new device sign in If enabled, users can receive an email notification when a new device is used to log into their account: …

Mark

Mark

 

New: Delayed Deletes

This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. I am sure we have all accidentally clicked delete on a post in your community and then realized you needed it. Luckily we now have Delayed Deletes to easily restore deleted content. Settings in AdminCP You can delete just as you normally do as you moderate and your posts will be removed just like now. The main di…

Charles

Charles

 

IPS Community Suite 4.1.19 Available

Version 4.1.19 is now available in the client area! This release focuses on bug fixes and performance along with some new key features. Ability for members to lock and unlock their own content We've added a new group level option to allow members to lock and unlock their own content. This is disabled by default. Messenger Quota Display To help diagnose issues your members may f…

Matt

Matt

 

New: Calendar Event Reminders

This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. There are many Calendar related improvements in 4.2 designed to make adding and engaging with events easier than ever before. First of these is Event Reminders.  Reminders are easy to create. Simply use the Set Reminder button shown on all future events and specify when you would like your reminder. Choose when you…

Andy Millne

Andy Millne

 

New: Content Message

This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. Following on from our previous entry about the new Recommended Replies feature, we also have one more small feature change that will be very useful. Content Message is a small feature available in all IPS Community Suite content areas (forums, blogs, gallery, etc.) and allows a moderator to put a message at the top of any item. …

Charles

Charles

 

New: Recommended Replies

This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. Sometimes you may find situations where you want to highlight one or more replies to a content item to bring attention to a really great response. This is especially true on busy communities where you might have dozens or even hundreds of replies in a single discussion. There is now an ability for a moderator to Recommend a reply (…

Charles

Charles

 

IPS Community Suite 4.2 Coming Soon

We are well into development on IPS Community Suite 4.2 and are excited to start announcing all the new features and improvements. Our next big release is focused on engagement with your members. You will see enhancements to our Reputation system, new ways to encourage people to register on your community, and enhancements to existing features to make them more interactive. There are also ent…

Charles

Charles

 

IPS Community Suite 4.1.18 Available

Version 4.1.18 is now available in the client area! Two large changes include Two Factor Authentication: And changes to make Google less jumpy about password inputs: Some smaller changes include: Pinterest share link has been added Images embedded in the editor can now have an alternative title set for accessibility The Approval Queue page now has a "Hide" but…

Charles

Charles

 

New: Two Factor Authentication

We have had a question and answer feature in IPS Community Suite for some time and we are now happy to add Google Authenticator as another option. We have also combined the various options it a new Two Factor Authentication (2FA) section in the AdminCP with many more options. Two Factor Authentication Settings There are also new settings to control when a user is required (…

Charles

Charles

 

Coming Soon in 4.1.17

Version 4.1.17 is in the final stages of development and will be released soon! Check out the release notes for the full list of what's new and our preview articles for details on some of the most interesting changes: Better Analytics Integration Tag Quick Edit Default Warning Notes Custom RSS Feeds Word and Link Filters Leaderboard Moderation …

Charles

Charles

 

New: Embeds and Integrations

IPS Community Suite allows for integrations with quite a few third party systems and also can embed content from external sites. We have added a whole new list of embed providers where you can just paste in a link to that site and a nice box will show up. For example, if I paste this link in normally: https://twitter.com/invisionps/status/799269691579449344 I get: You can do that …

Charles

Charles

 

New: Security and Privacy

IPS is always auditing our software to improve security at the code-level but these improvements are not really visible to you even though they protect your site all the time. We are implementing some new features that you can use to enhance the security and privacy of your site. Many of these features depend on your personal preferences, local laws, or the policies of your own organization. Here …

Charles

Charles

 

New: Moderation Improvements

We have added a selection of improvements to moderator workflow and some new features to generally make moderation easier. We have already talked about a few new moderation improvements: Default Warning Notes Tag Quick Edit Word and Link Improvements Now let's go over a few more new features that are designed to help moderation. Multi Page Actions When you…

Charles

Charles

 

New: Leaderboard

We are excited to announce the Leaderboard as the latest all new feature of IPS Community Suite. The new Leaderboard is designed to better highlight your most active members and content based on reputation and other metrics. The Leaderboard will greatly enhance both member and content discovery on your community. Leaderboard Home First you will notice the new feature of mem…

Charles

Charles

 

New: Word and Link Filters

We are changing the existing Profanity Filters feature to become the new Word Filters feature. This change will allow you to define words that will initiate a moderator review before content is posted. With creative use of this new feature you can actually have the Suite self-moderate certain posts. Right now the Profanity Filters are pretty basic. If you enter "stopword" you can have it chan…

Charles

Charles

 

New: Custom RSS Feeds

There are now two ways to get outbound RSS feeds in IPS Community Suite: Activity Streams and a new Custom RSS Feeds feature we are introducing. Every Activity Stream you create also creates a related RSS feed. However, Activity Streams take into account recent activity and unread status per-user which you may not want if you want a simple, raw feed of content by date. The new RSS Feeds featu…

Charles

Charles

 

New: Default Warning Notes

When a moderator is warning a user they can already input a reason for the warning. However, on busy sites this can get quite tedious plus you also may want some content in there such as your Terms of Service to highlight the member's reason for a warning. We have added a new default warning note for the warning actions. This allows the admin to setup these notes to pre-populate for the moder…

Charles

Charles

 

New: Tag Quick Edit

Tags are a powerful feature in IPS Community Suite 4 and we have seen clients using them in many ways to enhance content discovery on their site. Adding tags to an item is quite easy but modifying them after the fact requires you to edit the root content item. Not only is this tedious but it also then shows an edited-by line for that item even if all you did was change a tag. To make this pro…

Charles

Charles

 

New: Better Analytics Integration

We are improving our integration options with analytics tracking services to better track and credit all page views. Our focus here was to add the ability for IPS Community Suite to communicate with your analytics tracking provider of choice when it does page change events that do not otherwise get tracked. Some tracking providers do not understand that an inline AJAX page load (one that load…

Charles

Charles

 

4.1.16 Now Available

Version 4.1.16 is now available to all clients. This release contains fixes, performance updates, and many new features. Check out what's new: You can also read the Release Notes for the technical details. Enjoy 4.1.16!

Charles

Charles

 

4.1.16 Beta Available

Our own site on invisionpower.com is now running version 4.1.16 with all the new features. Have a look around and see what you think! My personal favorite is being able to press cmd/ctrl+enter to submit a reply. It is a small change but sometimes small changes make all the difference. We have also released a beta for any clients who are interested in using the latest release before it is offi…

Charles

Charles

 

Coming Soon in 4.1.16

IPS Community Suite 4.1.16 is nearing the end of development so I wanted to go over some of the new features in this upcoming release. Some are big and some are small but we always enjoy making any sort of enhancements to the Suite. We expect 4.1.16 to go to public beta next week. If you are interested in using a public beta please check out our beta forum (clients only) with more info. We we…

Charles

Charles

 

New in 4.1.13: Personal Messenger Improvements

In line with our aim to make incremental improvements in each release, I wanted to go over a few of the small but useful changes to the personal messenger that you'll find in our next release, 4.1.13.   Read/unread filtering The first improvement is that you can now filter the message list by read and unread, making it a little easier to browse through just the messages you're inter…

Rikki

Rikki

 

Pages Improvements

Our Pages CMS is one of our most popular applications as we are continuing to improve it based on feedback. New in 4.1.13 includes: Designer’s Mode HTML Editing This update allows you to edit your HTML mode pages inside the designer's mode file system. Any edits you make, once saved in your text editor are instantly available which makes it much faster to build HTML pages with Pages. …

Charles

Charles

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