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Post Color Highlight

Often when you are reading a topic, comments, or other posts, you will see team members replying. Although IPS Community Suite already allows groups to set up custom images and member titles, these replies can get lost in the noise. Version 4.1.13 now allows you to switch on post highlighting per member group. This makes sure the reply stands out from the rest of the replies.   …

Charles

Charles

 

IP.Board 3.4.x and IP.Nexus 1.5.x Security Update

We are releasing a patch for IP.Board 3.4.x and IP.Nexus 1.5.x to address two potential security issues brought to our attention. It has been brought to our attention that an open redirect exists within IP.Nexus which might allow a user to redirect other users to a remote site of their choosing through IP.Nexus. Additionally, an issue has been brought to our attention where-by sensitive user dat…

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bfarber

 

New in 4.1.12: Round up

Last week we introduced you to a couple of key new improvements in IPS Community Suite 4.1.12, the new post preview and enhanced activity streams and search. However, this is a packed release, so I wanted to quickly review what else you can expect to find when it is released this week. Mentions 4.0 introduced mentions, and since then a frequently-requested feature is the ability to ignor…

Rikki

Rikki

 

New in 4.1.12: Improvements to Activity Streams and Search

We are currently beta testing our next release, 4.1.12, which contains hundreds of bug fixes, dozens of improvements, as well as a handful of new features. In this post, I want to cover some improvements we've made to two key areas: activity streams and search. Activity Streams The first improvement we made is to change how the expanded/condensed toggles are displayed to improve their cl…

Rikki

Rikki

 

New in 4.1.12: Post preview

We are currently beta testing our next release, 4.1.12, which contains hundreds of bug fixes, dozens of improvements, as well as a handful of new features. I wanted to introduce one of those new features: post preview. Long-time users of our software will know that a post preview function was a standard feature, but we took the decision to not include it in the initial IPS4 release. It had a …

Rikki

Rikki

 

Support for PHP 5.4 ending soon

For our self-hosted customers, we wanted to give you advanced notice that support for PHP 5.4 in the IPS Community Suite will be ending soon. IPS Community Suite 4.1.11 will be the last release to support this version of PHP. PHP 5.4 was released in 2012 and reached 'end of life' in September 2015, and so we will be requiring at least PHP 5.5 from IPS Community Suite 4.1.12 onwards. We do rec…

Rikki

Rikki

 

IPS Community Suite 4.1.10 Available

This is a maintenance and security release to fix reported issues and add refinement to existing features. In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, it includes following new/changed features: Instant notifications are now dismissible. The sidebar has been added back to the stream pages. You can now sort by most downloaded in Downloads app. The ModeratorCP …

Charles

Charles

 

Coming soon in 4.1.10

We are wrapping up testing in preparation of version 4.1.10 release. This is a follow up to 4.1.9 which introduced a lot of great enhancements. Changes in 4.1.10 include: Instant notifications are now dismissible. The sidebar has been added back to the Activity Stream pages. You can now sort by most downloaded in Downloads app.  The ModeratorCP and AdminCP IP Addre…

Charles

Charles

 

IPS Community Suite 4.1.9 Available

We have released version 4.1.9 with many bug fixes, performance improvements, and feature enhancements. Our thanks to the QA team and all our clients who participated in the beta release. This is also a security release so please upgrade as soon as possible. All Suites will see the red alert banner show. To be notified of updates as soon as they are available you can add an email address…

Charles

Charles

 

Activity Stream Interface Improvements

Activity Streams were first introduced in version 4.1 and have been very well received by people who enjoy all the flexibility they create in filtering and sorting content in a community for easy discovery of what is being posted. As with any new feature, we received a lot of feedback and have had time to take that in and make improvements to mature the Activity Streams with key changes in 4.…

Charles

Charles

 

New Embed Options

We have updated a few of our embed options in version 4.1.9. Our goal was to make the embeds more user friendly and give admins more control over embed in general. When you paste in a link from common services like YouTube, Twitter, and so on the system tries to embed a nice box instead of just a link. For example, if I pasted in this link: https://twitter.com/invisionps/status/7080192755…

Charles

Charles

 

IP.Board 3.4.x Security Update

We are releasing a patch for IP.Board 3.4.x to address a potential cross-site scripting (XSS) issue. It has been brought to our attention that specifically crafted posted content followed by specific user actions can cause a scenario where untrusted javascript can execute.  A patch is being released to address this potential issue.  This download also includes a patch for an email issue p…

bfarber

bfarber

 

IP.Board 3.4.9 Released

IP.Board 3.4.9 is now available in the client area This is a maintenance release to consolidate security updates released since 3.4.8, release additional security updates, and fix some minor bugs impacting many clients. We recommend you upgrade to ensure you have all security updates in place. You can download in the client area and upgrade as normal.   We would lik…

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bfarber

 

PHP7 Compatibility

There is a lot to be excited about with PHP7 - the performance gains are significant and we are eagerly awaiting mainstream adoption. With that said, IPS4 utilizes several third party libraries to provide functionality across the suite -- one of these libraries is HTMLPurifier. The developers of that library are not yet supporting PHP7 and are specifically recommending PHP5. While we have resolved…

Lindy

Lindy

 

IP.Board 3.4.x and IP.Gallery 5.0.x Security Update

We are releasing a patch for IP.Board 3.4.x and IP.Gallery 5.x to address a potential cross-site scripting (XSS) issue. It has been brought to our attention that specifically crafted posted content followed by specific user actions can cause a scenario where untrusted javascript can execute.  A patch is being released to address this potential issue.  This download also includes a patch for a…

bfarber

bfarber

 

IPS Community Suite 4.1: Upgrade Prep

Version 4.1 of IPS Community Suite is nearly ready for its supported release. We have fixed hundreds of issues leftover from the 4.0 versions, introduced dozens of new features, and made the system run much faster. Check out the release notes and preview blogs for more information. When you upgrade from version 4.0 to 4.1 there are a few things to know and we will touch on the big points…

Charles

Charles

 

IPS Community Suite 4.1 Update

We have had IPS Community Suite 4.1 running on our own community site for several weeks now and are very happy with how it's taking shape. All the feedback has been very helpful and we have made many refinements to the new features and are looking forward to seeing what everyone does with them. The first two public betas have gone very well with no major bugs - just the normal sort of issues …

Charles

Charles

 

IPS Community Suite 4.1: Editor Update

We have made a huge upgrade to our editor in IPS Community Suite 4.1 with a focus on speed an usability. I made a video overview of the new editor to point out some of the key changes. Before viewing, here are the release notes about the editor for your reference: Uses div-mode which is much faster and more reliable. Clicking into the editor is now pretty much instant. Auto-linking a…

Charles

Charles

 

IPS Community Suite 4.1: Activity Streams and Menu Manager

The two largest changes in IPS Community Suite 4.1 are the new Menu Manager and Activity Streams. I will do a quick overview of what we were thinking with designing each one and show a nice video to summarize. I made a video to quickly go over the new Activity Streams and also a bit on the new Menu Manager. I hope you will see just how powerful and flexible they are. You can do everything you…

Charles

Charles

 

IPS Community Suite 4.1: Preview Available

The next major release for IPS Community Suite 4 is now in the final stages of development. We have added dozens of new features, enhancements to existing features, fixed the majority of 4.0 bugs (bug tracker will be updated soon), and made large performance gains. You can see the full list of items changed in our Release Notes section. Here we will review some of the larger changes and why we did…

Charles

Charles

 

Month in Review - August 2015

Much like last month, August has been all about performance and stability. We are happy to report that most clients are telling us things are running well and we are getting caught up on our support volume. It's nice to be back to much better response times to your questions! So nothing too exciting to report for August but really necessary work being done. That's August... but then there's Septe…

Charles

Charles

 

IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x and IP.Nexus 1.5.9 Security Update

08-07-2015 We are releasing a patch for IP.Board 3.3.x and 3.4.x to address a potential cross-site scripting (XSS) issue, and we are releasing a patch for IP.Nexus 1.5.9 to address an issue where license keys may be exposed to unauthorized users. The IP.Nexus patch also includes an updated SagePay payment gateway, required for all users that use Sagepay integration as of July 31, 2015, as well as…

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bfarber

 

Month in Review - July 2015

Everyone at IPS has been working hard to continue development on our new IPS Community Suite 4 platform. We have been getting great feedback from clients and are looking forward to implementing your ideas as we keep moving forward. Most of July was spent with a focus on stability of version 4.0. As with any new platform there is a lot to learn and address once it gets out into real world use. Sta…

Charles

Charles

 

Month in Review - June 2015

This is the first in a series of monthly blogs IPS will be posting to keep you up to date on what is happening. Just in case you missed it! New Web Site We launched our new web site featuring IPS Community Suite 4! Featuring our newest technology has been great for new and old clients alike. Our demo system is now using IPS Community Suite 4 as well so feel free to sign up and give it a try. Re…

Charles

Charles

 

Introducing: IPS Community Suite 4!

You can now purchase IPS Community Suite 4 or, if you are an existing license holder of IP.Board, you can download the upgrade as part of your license! Be sure to read this important information if you are upgrading from IP.Board 3. IPS Community in the Cloud clients can simply submit a support request when you are ready to upgrade and we will take care of it for you. [data-pageApp=…

Lindy

Lindy

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