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File Reviews posted by Joey_M

  1. I've recently upgraded from version 13 to the latest release (19).

    I'm very impressed, especially with the additional benefits the app brings. I no longer use the 'clear cache' plugin found via the marketplace, simply due to it being included in the settings of this application.

    My ACP is much more tidy now with this installed.

    I love the ability to customise the ACP login page, combine this switching out the theme resource files of the IPS branding and you can really make it yours.

    Excellent support too.

  2. Wonderfully simple!

    Use this application to hide product categories,

    Do you have product pages listed but without any items for sale? this is the solution. I often sell out of items that my site sells, this means I can simply hide the categories whilst I re-stock. It also helps me hide them for new areas which haven't yet been populated. Awesome plugin!

    I'd love to see another plugin the future tackle hidden products!

    Thank you for this useful release @Mike John.

  3. I have tried various ways to project manage my site, however, I have found them all to be lacking features. One popular IPS Market Place third-party app is more suited towards bug testing than actual management of a sites content.

    Stratagem comes with everything that can get people started.

    Assigning projects is very easy, the system is designed very straight forward but is actually very powerful.

    The design is nice, having cards makes it easier to manage the flow of ideas and, of course the actual projects. This even works nicely with handheld devices, as I can easily add items via my phone which is awesome.

    Some may want every feature that some mainstream project management tools have, however, these things have been in the work for years and have a lot of people working on them.

    This said, it shouldn't take anything anyway from the application.

    It features everything you would need to project manage your IPS site, with improvements coming. I have suggested various things, such as a calendar to overview everything and I found @CodingJungle to be very responsive. This type of hands on comes beyond any expectations, which should encourage others to see this as a project itself and that the application will improve greatly with time.

    Why does anyone need this application?

    The better organised you are, the more time you can spend doing the important things. Sites, even seen as a hobby should encourage team members to be hands on with the running of the site. It spreads care and appreciation, lightens the load and allows you to be hands on with the running of content.

    I'm buzzing about the future updates.

    Seriously, take the plunge and organise your site/team members to be spot on with the running of your own community.


  4. This application is amazing, it makes posting very efficient and I can see it being very useful to maximise the amount of posts members with less time can do - simply because it provides an overview of the topics setup within the feeds configuration.

    Giving members a time saving platform, which comes with handy feature such as the ability to like comments and see the whole entire discussion.

    I think this has a wide range of possibilities.

    1) It could be used as a means to give something back or add value to member groups such as VIPs (people who help support users' sites)
    2) An alternative to the inbuilt activity streams (promoted within a site as a means to reduce loading times etc)
    3) Used as a way to generate engaging discussions (maximise the detail in the discusses, get people involved and then plug on social media to draw engagements in)

    I would also like to add that @onlyME has added several of my suggestions already, and provides excellent support. The advanced topic feed application is a serious must have community addition for anyone serious about their community enjoyment/members.

    With the support of others, I would like to see the following features considered as I feel it would improve the application even further (please give this a like if you agree or like the feedback).

    ** Ability to quote comments in replies.

    This is a feature I would most certainly love to see added, as it would allow members to have the full topics functions when posting via the application. With the addition of multi-quote function, it would be a simple but effective feature.

    ** Add icon to identify if a topic is new or has been replied to by the user.

    I'm hopeful this would be added, as at a glance you could forget if you have replied or not. Just a simple font awesome circle for new content and a star for content which has been replied to already. These markers would make it much easier to identify new content which needs supporting, whilst giving a visual presentation to know where you in terms of posting.

    ** Comment updates - 'User(s) has replied notification' in line with the advanced feed.

    This would be somewhat tricky with the notification sounds, but it would be a great feature in my opinion. Sometimes when you're writing a reply, a member will come along and beat you to the punch or maybe write something add even more value to your own comment. Rather than editing, having a function to see where and all the updates would be a pretty cool feature, if it could be handled in a way whereby it didn't become distracting or annoying.

    ** More feed settings, so the ability to list new topics only, topics without replies, unread topics only.

    Please, please, please can we have more useful ways to configure an advanced feed, I would welcome ways of filtering what is new, what hasn't gotten replies and unread topics. This would allow us to set up other effective feeds, which can be targeted towards finding newly written or unseen content.

    * Ability to close/minimize the post field for comments.

    If you load a lot of topics up which you decide to not reply to at that moment in time, it would be useful if you could return it to its normal state - i.e minimise it.

    I realise that you could simply refresh/reload the page, however, if you tend to spend a lot of time reading and actually sitting on the page. Having a way to reduce the size would be beneficial.

    * Ability to minimise the 'submit' a new topic if loaded but unwanted.

    I know you can reduce it by clicking "cancel" but I do feel this might not be as obvious as a minimise option in the right corner, this is something more people would look for and would be a simple addition.

    Just to stress, I am not suggesting these changes to dictate or attempt to get my money's worth - I feel the price right now is a very fair one. In fact, I believe it to be value for the purchaser, yet I do like to make suggestions and hopefully come up with detailed features which could add value to others who may use it. Again, I don't want to overload OnlyME, but I have spent the majority of this past weekend finding bugs (which was very quickly fixed) and thinking about how richer the application could be.

    Thank you to OnlyME for taking the time to support, release and create this wonderful application.

    Be sure to give this a like if you value what I had said or like the suggestions, this would show the dev that others would find them useful. Buy it today folks! You won't regret it.

  5. Very smooth to setup, which is impressive!

    I really like the addition to include database content, and once you create a simple block (following the guide provided near to the settings) - everything is automatic. You have the ability to include custom alerts. You can change the style, look and colour! Which only adds to the raw awesomeness of this plugin. It's a must have purchase for anyone!

  6. Brilliant application!

    Newbie has added a feature which will protect your sites from clickbombing incidents which offers you safety and piece of mind when it comes to the loss of income. I have suffered from this in the past, yet with this I worry no more. The application is packed with enhancements to the in-built advertisement features and easily allows you to add ads to areas which are by default very difficult.

    This makes ads managing very easy to do, along with top notch support!

  7. This plugin is a very useful addition to my site.

    I had been requesting the feature for sometime, as I use two other various plugins to promote my social channels - yet neither have the ability to show the count of followers of my sites wider community.

    Now thanks Newbie I can show exactly that.

    The counter is useful to show that your site is out there social media, it links to your accounts but the fact it shows the amount of other people already following it does encourage more people to get engaged and switched on. I use social media hand-in-hand with my site, I offer content fresh to social media and unique material to my site. This plugin allows me to show off my social media, allows me to grow even further and it's a nifty way to show people who visit just how wisely accepted we are as a site.

  8. Brilliant plugin and with support, this could become a very powerful app.

    I use this on my site and it's a way to promote who my members supports, as it goes it will be a massive part of the sites features. The plugin creates a nice able which can be used to show the most fans, along with their icon in the postbit area and several other locations.

    This could be used on fan sites, example: Your favourite show, character and much more.

    It works perfectly well and credit to Michael for making it a possibility.

  9. I had this plugin back in the 3.4 days, it largely helped to encourage my active members to help achieve a post target which in turn encouraged lurks, new members to join in more. Since upgrading to 4.0 and eventually 4.1, my community has missed this feature and as a result it's frequently requested.

    I'm pleased to see the plugin return, it will be an excellent addition to my site.

    The concept is very simple but if you encourage your active members to chip in - the site will massively benefit from it! If you rely on asking members, it can feel like a job with very little reward. Whereas this encourages people to see the goal as a 'community target' and you would be surprised by just how many of my members celebrate achieving daily targets.

    Very much looking forward to seeing this become popular and grow further!

  10. Very useful application - this allows me to organise my site, along with getting team members more involved in the dynamics of mission control.

    Task Management

    Simple, but effective. This will allow you to form various projects and assign people to manage or carry out the said task. Allowing for your site to focus on producing rich content in-house, rather than having to use e-mails, Facebook groups or DM's via Twitter.

    No matter what the task/project, this will enable you to run it smoothly.

    Bug Tracking

    Very good bug tracking system with inbuilt IPS support, along with just the common features you would require to track problems.


    Effective way of making use of suggestions, so you can implement the best ideas. Very straight forward but it saves tones of time and if you are used to seeing people suggest ideas, this just keeps every nice tidy.


    Overall it's very early days, but the application is fantastic. It's well supported and for the price, I'd consider it a bargain!

    @Foster seems very focused on further improving the system, so be sure to get involved and if you are in need of any of the above - the application is for you. I would highly recommend it already.



    Superb application.

    If you run a music related community this will have greater benefits for you, however it also comes as a nice community feature for any type of site - as you'd be surprised by how many members may be involved in their own band/group or perform as a singer.

    The latest release is great for sites which release podcasts.


    onlyME is a great coder, very helpful and listens to suggestions/bugs.

    I really appreciate what I consider to be above the call for an average developer, onlyME isn't average, but an elite third party dev here on IPS. Thank you for your hard work thats gone into involving the application.

  11. Brilliant app!

    I'm very pleased to see the return of 'MyFootball', it was an excellent resource for 3.4 and it's just became even more awesome with 4.1 - not only is it improving all the time under Newbie's development but the combination of clever widgets and data storage, it means the system is even more flexible. This is suitable for any type of sport, not just football and its a great addition to any sport community.

  12. Excellent addition to any community, not only does it allow you to potentially gain sponsors to certain forum sections but it enables you to opt towards using images which may related to the actual area.

    I plan to use both of these, one to gain sponsor(s) to key sections and then to highlight important site areas.

    Great idea!

  13. It does what it says, and it does it well. I like breaking the pinned topics up from the regular discussions and this saves me time from having to manually apply changes to each skin I use.

    Anyone considering purchasing this, I would highly recommend it.

    At $4 it's fantastic value and as I mentioned, it saves you time in the long run. I would also like to mention that Newbie is a brilliant author of third party enhancements for IPS products and you would be supporting a very dedicated person by purchasing this. Kudos Newbie!

  14. For the price (please don't take this negatively), you cannot complain. The design is smart, clean and simple. However, I find it to be a really nice design and it's flawless. Really, it's one of the best existing 4.0 skins available and again, at $17 it's an absolute bargain.

    I do wished it came with the social links, such as other Theme Tree designs come with (this would be a nice update).

    Yet Michael's done a fantastic job here.

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