Photo Competition is the number one application for increasing engagement on your community and is suitable for almost all community types.
Competitions can be scheduled automatically on a weekly or monthly basis or you can set specific start and end times. You can also run multiple competitions simultaneously.
All entries support voting, sharing to social media and rankings.
The app supports commenting and post before register so visitors can register as part of the competition entry process.
First, second and third places are permanently recorded in the previous winner's hall of fame.
Users can optionally be notified when their entries receive a vote using the default Invision Community notifications feature.
Includes a current leaders block that can be added to other pages in your community.
Entries can be hidden, locked, edited or deleted by moderators and a full moderation history is kept.
Users can report images to prevent abuse.
The app is fully language abstracted and contains a section for adding rules and introductory text. Use this section to describe your photo theme if you have one.
Optionally limit the number of entries per competition and the number of entries members are allowed to vote on.
Profile Privacy by @Fosters allows your users to protect their profiles.
Users can edit their profile by choosing 3 privacy levels:
We follow IPS 4.3 coding standards, which means that this app works well for both Community in the Cloud and Self-Hosted clients. It also doesn't add any new columns to the core tables, ensuring superior performance for Enterprise Communities and Big Boards.
Classifieds System is an application that enables your members to list items for sale/trade, monetizing your community.
How does it work?
Admin can enable TRANSACTIONS, which will allow members to buy items directly from another member via app and the advertiser receives the amount paid via account credit. If TRANSACTIONS is disabled, things has to be done manually: member needs to contact the advertiser in ways he wants (he chooses when posting the advert), make the deal, then the advertiser will set the advert as PENDING DEAL. After the payment/deal is done, advertiser sets the advert as COMPLETED. In both cases, if the advert is a SALES advert type BIDS (offers) are allowed if the admin enables the setting and if the advertiser also enables it when posting the advert.
THIS IS NOT AN UPGRADE of the old app (for IP.Board 3.4), so if you used the old app you probably still have data from the old app in your database, take a read on manual.pdf (page 2) in the zip file or request support before you install this app.
Each purchase entitles you to use Classifieds System on one Community installation.
For IPB 4.2.x use 1.1.8
For IPB 4.3.x use 1.2.1
For IPB 4.4.x use 1.3+
Unlimited categories of adverts, plus unlimited depth of parent-child relationships with a lot of settings
Per-category permissions to show category, view adverts, submit adverts, ask questions and review adverts
Ability to choose the order and which blocks to display on the app index: Expiring Soon, What's New and Categories block
Support Extra Fields so you can define different fields per category
Integrates to Commerce, so you can choose a specific payment gateway, tax, fee and comission and use multi-currencies.
Ability to force users to fill the price in currencies
Adverts Management on ACP: a place where admins can control status of adverts: expire, complete, set as active, change expiration date, etc.
Advert History (advert view): works like the Moderation History, but will log all actions related to the advert itself, like who changed the expiration date, who set the advert as complete, etc.
Ability to post external advert link: you can link an advert posted in other sites, like eBay, etc.
Ability to hide adverts when expired and/or completed from category view
Ability to switch between currencies with a click to display advert prices
Ability do add a default address for new adverts in Account Settings.
Ability to add multiple packages and charge for your listings at varying price points to suit your users. Listing packages allow you to choose whether or not specific member groups should need to pay to advertise and also whether adverts will be billed according to the value of the item being sold
Central area where advertiser can view all expired adverts and renew them at anytime, if the package allows renewal
Users can make offers (bid) to the adverts, if the advertiser allows
Advertiser can reject offers
Admin can enable transactions, which means that a user can buy something from another member directly, monetizing the site with fee/comission
Per member settings: allows to access the app and allows to submit adverts
Per group settings: allows to access the app, how many approvwd content items must have to access the app and mpderate first X free adverts from users of the group. That will make moderator's life easier
Integrates into IPS4 Moderating system, which all commons permissions, such as pin, unpin, delete, feature, move, etc.
Advert Images settings: require image, max number of images per advert, max image filezie and max image dimensions
Robust Admin Restrictions
Ability to take specific actions when a member is deleted or flagged as a spammer
Ability to give account credit to new members
Ability to set the minimum/maximum title length and description length
Ability to remove the upload of attachments in the advert description editor
Submit questions and reviews to advert. Admin can choose if new questions or reviews are moderated, per category. Advertiser can reply to the questions
Ability for users to report potentially offensive content using the built-in Report Center
Search integration: search adverts along with the rest of your community’s content
Supports item marking, allowing your users to see what adverts have been added or commented/reviewed on
Integrates into Activity Streams
Integrates to Share Links to share
Integrates to Google Maps if and address is provided in the link submission (IPS 4.1.13+: Google Map APIs now requires an API key. Go to AdminCP -> System -> Community Enhancements to enable Google Maps support)
Integration to IPS4 Announcements
Integration to Member Filters (Bulk Mail, etc.)
Integration to IPS4 Advertisements
Supports the built-in tagging system including prefixes
Support for notifications such as new adverts and questions comments on adverts
Ability to follow/like categories and individual adverts
Ability to add adverts to a wish list
Drag & drop reordering of categories, advert types, items conditions and packages in the ACP.
Ability to create RSS feeds of all adverts
Integration with ACP Live Seach (categories, advert types, items conditions and packages)
Friendly URLs for adverts and categories
Matrix permission on Groups (editing a group)
Reactions support (IPS 4.2)
Clubs support (IPS 4.2)
Content Message and Promote features (IPS 4.2)
Embedded content (IPS 4.2)
Recommended Questions (IPS 4.2)
Added REACTIONS to the questions (IPS 4.2)
Member Store (IPS 4.2)
Activity stream support (IPS 4.2)
Change advert type once posted
Featured and Pinned Blocks for General > Settings > Views
Advert posting restriction
Disable EDIT feature in completed adverts
Dates on expired ads
Default option for user
Integration to Gallery
2.1 Advert filters #1 (prices, types, conditions) (Feb 2020)
Support and Online Tests:
Preferably, submit a report to the official Bug Tracker for this app: bbcode.it
Account to test the app: if you want to test it online, drop me a private message and I'll set-up a temporary account.
2.2 Feedback system (March 2020) 2.2 MyClassifieds Page (March 2020) 2.3 Advert filters #2 (custom fields) (deadlines to be defined, for sure after 4.5) 3.0 Direct transactions (it can works also without IP.Commerce) (deadlines to be defined, for sure after 4.5)
APP will also be improved based on feedback and suggestions (that will be pondered by me due to technical reasons)