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    breatheheavy got a reaction from SC36DC in Make replying easier   
    Awesome idea! I had the Auto Welcome application creating a new topic each time someone registered, but the section was kind of a dead zone so I disabled that feature. I was using @Mike John's Auto Welcome app.
     
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    breatheheavy reacted to SC36DC in Make replying easier   
    I was actually going to post about this same thing a while ago, this is similar to FB replies. I only want to use this sort of idea on one section of the forum, the 'Introduction' section (which I don't currently have, it's just a thread in a section)

    But let's say someone joins the forum, a thread is auto generated to go into the 'Introduction' section, which will have their name first, so it can be sorted alphabetically if needed, but defaults sort by join date, so the title would be something like, 'breatheheavy - Welcome to IPB'. Then there could be custom auto generated content just saying 'Welcome breatheheavy to IPB. If you'd like, please share a little bit about yourself  ....." Then the person has the opportunity to leave a reply in that thread. But let's say others on the forum start leaving replies before he gets a chance to, those replies ONLY show under the 'breatheheavy' thread, and are even closed when looking at this section. So you basically only see a bunch of blocks/threads with each persons name. There would be a 'Read replies' link to click to expand all replies for the 'breatheheavy' thread. 

    So now after 10 people leave a comment welcoming breatheheavy to the forum, breatheheavy finally leaves a comment sharing some details about himself. His post would be automatically placed directly underneath the first initial 'Welcome' thread with his name. Maybe slightly highlighted like the Q&A section where the most voted answer gets placed at the top and highlighted. 

    So again, I would love to see replies implemented this way but for this custom section of the forum.
     
    This is a great idea, love it. I do hope to see this added at some point.

     
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from PrettyPixels in Make replying easier   
    Hey team, 
    I had several ideas...
    1.) What would it look like if the entire quick reply form was moved from the bottom to directly underneath the Topic starter's post.
    2.) Additionally, a quick reply form would appear when quoting to someone's comment. 
    3.) Truncating replies.
    I think it's pretty interesting how on Reddit, you can follow a chain of replies. Whereas in IPB, it's a long list of thread. I imagine for someone casually browsing they'd be overwhelmed with the amount of replies to sort through. I would love to explore options on how to display comments so that things are simplified.  

    I'm not super fond of the idea of having to scroll all the way to the bottom of a topic to reply. 
     
    I wonder if it would make things easier for users to reply.
    Making things easier/more efficient = more engagement! 
    Have any ideas to make replying easier? Any thoughts on how to lay comments out so there is more content in-view per scroll? I'm interested to hear what the community thinks.
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from PrettyPixels in Make replying easier   
    Interesting! 
    Not 100% sure how I feel about floating anything 😂 How can we make that even more simple? 
    If there was a plugin to make conversations threaded, I would throw my money at it. That to me seems very interesting and would increase engagement! I'm not loving linear threads where it's pages and pages of replies when they could be simplified to be one or two pages. 🙂
    Thanks for replying to my topic. @Rikki
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    breatheheavy reacted to Adriano Faria in Notification When Promoting Content   
    Not in this resource. Send a PM if you want a custom job.
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    breatheheavy reacted to Woodsman in Profiles   
    Well here we are. A total turn around from friends to followers. Yea @Lindy and a few others are going to attack this but when it comes down to it people quit looking up profile because who wants to be a follower in the first place. People like making friends and yes some like adversaries as well. But who truly wants to be known as a follower or worse yet a statistic. 
    Profiles were meant to be a mini members introduction and information page. One member could look into another's profile and see what information they were interested in. A choice could be made at that point whether or not a collaborator like friendship could be made. Then comes the GDPR and California which totally tore into profiles of what can and cannot be displayed in European or California forums.... What a Joke. What forum software has to appease Social media especially Facebook gets away with After all truth be known there is not anything I can't find out about another on Facebook with a little digging and following right down to idiotic political views.
    You want a working usable profile and forum try making friends.
    @breatheheavy This really should part of the suite operation and not so much a plugin.
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from bfarber in WordPress and IPB integration ... why not?   
    Take it from someone who personally tried to bridge Wordpess and IPB together for years... not worth the headache. 
    I finally switched fully to IPB after using Wordpress for 15 years (no joke) and while it was a hard adjustment at first, now that I am very familiar with the back-end of IPB and how to make things function... I am thrilled.
    Wordpress is powerful, but not if you want a community. I tried using BB Press and BuddyPress with Wordpress as a community component last year and it was a nightmare. I tried to gamify my community and it slowed the site down due to all the processes. Mess. 
    IPB blows Wordpress out of the water in terms of community functionality. 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from whitetigergrowl in Profiles   
    Everything you wrote 👏 
    When I'm on Instagram and I see someone's comment or photo I like, I click their username to check out their profile and am instantly taken into their world. 
    I think the Connections app by @Andy Millne was a step in the right direction.
     
     
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    breatheheavy reacted to SC36DC in Profiles   
    Anything that can be done to personalize the Profile page would be an added bonus to the what is already an incredible system with what IPB offers.

    We do go to forums to discuss topics, but once I've read a comment I like, especially from a new member, I do want to know more about them. This is where I could get ...
    if once I visited their profile page, I could get a better understanding of who they are, what they like, their passions, interests, and more. But most importantly presented to me in style, their style. Each profile page could be unique, as unique as each individual on a forum is.

    A Couple Suggestions. 

    Integrate the BLOG application in a limited state for the Forum. The new default tab on a profile page instead of being Activity, could be Blog. Members would be able to create content-rich blogs to any length, that would be displayed in condensed, truncated blocks, so they are all the same size, and could include pagination in case they have a lot. Once you click on one of these blog entries, it either opens in a new page, or opens in full right there on their profile page. 

    Just as we as admins can Manage Blocks on the forum, pages, etc, make it so members can Manage Blocks designated for them. NO HTML ones of course. Have "Profile Builder Widgets" similar to these:
    These could be custom widget blocks made only for Profile pages. This way they set up their profile page and display things they like, how they want, in whichever colors they'd like, etc.

    Maybe place a Video Block on the left, they can add a title to it, color the title, change font, size, etc. Have a Image block, where they can place a single image with a header maybe, have the image show in full size with lightbox, if they want, they get some control settings too. Give them the option to link to their Album in the Gallery. Have a slider showing thumbnails of their other photos, when they click one it shows in the main box, in a bigger size. 

    Have a text widget block so they can give it a title and say anything they'd like.

    My Favorite TV Show at the Moment

    Book I Last Read

    Movie I'm Looking Forward To Seeing

    Instead of us creating custom Profile fields, let me them basically show/display what they would like to express.

    A Recent Posts widget, or basically let them highlight posts, instead of Our Picks, give them a My Picks block. They can either highlight some posts they've created or posts from others they have participated in and want others to know about. 
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    @TheJackal84 definitely understands how to give a profile page some unique customization, he is offering some GREAT plugins:

    Profile Backgrounds
    Profile Songs
    Profile Video

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    I can go on and on, but basically an integrated Blog style feature for Profile pages with modular blocks they can arrange and manage and completely customize to their liking. It's funny because instead of calling it their Profile page, they could call it *MySpace, which is exactly what it would be. Their own personal space to set up as they wish.

    *That name does sound familiar. 😉






     
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Morrigan in WordPress and IPB integration ... why not?   
    Take it from someone who personally tried to bridge Wordpess and IPB together for years... not worth the headache. 
    I finally switched fully to IPB after using Wordpress for 15 years (no joke) and while it was a hard adjustment at first, now that I am very familiar with the back-end of IPB and how to make things function... I am thrilled.
    Wordpress is powerful, but not if you want a community. I tried using BB Press and BuddyPress with Wordpress as a community component last year and it was a nightmare. I tried to gamify my community and it slowed the site down due to all the processes. Mess. 
    IPB blows Wordpress out of the water in terms of community functionality. 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Andy Millne in Profiles   
    Everything you wrote 👏 
    When I'm on Instagram and I see someone's comment or photo I like, I click their username to check out their profile and am instantly taken into their world. 
    I think the Connections app by @Andy Millne was a step in the right direction.
     
     
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Paul E. in New subscriber taken to a thank you page   
    Hey team, wondering...
    Is it possible to have someone who just signed up for a subscription taken to a thank you page?
    Currently... there doesn't appear to be a method to thank them for their support after they've subscribed. They subscribe and then once it processes, it takes them back to the subscriptions page. 
    I'd love to have them immediately sent to a page thanking them. Thoughts? 
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    breatheheavy reacted to opentype in New subscriber taken to a thank you page   
    Good feature request. It’s how Patreon does it for example. As Patreon creator, you can select to generate a general thank you note or even a specific one for each “tier” (i.e. subscription) the supporters choose. The thank-you note is shown once after the payment and is created from an editor field with text, images, videos—whatever you like to say thank you. Or you can use it to point out where to get subscription benefits and things like that. 

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    breatheheavy reacted to StormyWays13 in New subscriber taken to a thank you page   
    This would be an awesome feature to have!
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Abies in New subscriber taken to a thank you page   
    Hey team, wondering...
    Is it possible to have someone who just signed up for a subscription taken to a thank you page?
    Currently... there doesn't appear to be a method to thank them for their support after they've subscribed. They subscribe and then once it processes, it takes them back to the subscriptions page. 
    I'd love to have them immediately sent to a page thanking them. Thoughts? 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Kjell Iver Johansen in New subscriber taken to a thank you page   
    Hey team, wondering...
    Is it possible to have someone who just signed up for a subscription taken to a thank you page?
    Currently... there doesn't appear to be a method to thank them for their support after they've subscribed. They subscribe and then once it processes, it takes them back to the subscriptions page. 
    I'd love to have them immediately sent to a page thanking them. Thoughts? 
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from DawPi in Guests can view X amount of topics before...   
    Lmao wow. The way I impulsively decided to open a thread instead of taking 2 seconds to search for this 😬.
    Checking this out!! Thank you @opentype!!
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from kmk in Site Wall   
    Something like this?
     
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    breatheheavy reacted to Andy Millne in Connections (Support Topic)   
    Do you see any errors in the browser console? Can you send me a PM with an admin login and a link to your site please and I’ll take a look. 
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    breatheheavy reacted to Andy Millne in Connections (Support Topic)   
    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I will be working on auto IP geolocation support and opt-in/opt-out settings this weekend. 
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    breatheheavy reacted to James101 in Members Shop ( Support Topic )   
    I could use this too 🙂
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from Sheffielder in Email template questions   
    Hey IPB fam, I want to upgrade my email template game for ALL emails being sent.
    That includes:
    Auto-responding emails, like when a new user registers, If they opt-in to receive a notification via email Or an auto-drip campaign (If there are any others, those too!) I want all of the emails to look uniform and branded to my website's color schemes, which is navy blue, two variants of purple, pink and white.
    Below is an example of an email template I'd love to use. I created this through SendGrid's email template creation tool, and I would love to mirror this in IPB. 
     


    Any help would be greatly appreciated! 
    1.) Logo
    I want more control over how my logo looks in the email template. 
    Using the upload option in the Email settings works, but the logo is compressed and loses quality (even if I change the file upload settings in Image settings to the best of the best on both .jpg and .png, it still looks low quality compared to the original png version).
    Anyone know of a way I can tell the template to us a custom link to the .png - so it can be hi-res - versus having to use the upload form?

    2.) Background color
    I would also love to set the background of the entire email. I know there's an email wrapper plugin, but I also want the body of the email to also be dark navy blue as well.

    3.) Font color
    I know I can manually set the font to be white in the editor, however it'll be easier to use if I can always see the text, and instead tell it somehow to display as white text when it's emailed out (otherwise white on white is... no bueno).
     
    Eventually it would be super dope for IPB to create their own email template editor, but for now I could use some advice. I know how amazing and talented this community is, so any help would be more than appreciated! 
    Sidenote: If someone advises that I should hire a developer instead, I am open to that as well. 
    Thank you 🙏 
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    breatheheavy reacted to HeadStand in Custom Email Wrappers   
    Email templates are basically HTML pages. So inline styling would be something like this
    <p style='color:blue;font-size:11px;'>some text goes here</p>  
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    breatheheavy got a reaction from SC36DC in Email template questions   
    Hey IPB fam, I want to upgrade my email template game for ALL emails being sent.
    That includes:
    Auto-responding emails, like when a new user registers, If they opt-in to receive a notification via email Or an auto-drip campaign (If there are any others, those too!) I want all of the emails to look uniform and branded to my website's color schemes, which is navy blue, two variants of purple, pink and white.
    Below is an example of an email template I'd love to use. I created this through SendGrid's email template creation tool, and I would love to mirror this in IPB. 
     


    Any help would be greatly appreciated! 
    1.) Logo
    I want more control over how my logo looks in the email template. 
    Using the upload option in the Email settings works, but the logo is compressed and loses quality (even if I change the file upload settings in Image settings to the best of the best on both .jpg and .png, it still looks low quality compared to the original png version).
    Anyone know of a way I can tell the template to us a custom link to the .png - so it can be hi-res - versus having to use the upload form?

    2.) Background color
    I would also love to set the background of the entire email. I know there's an email wrapper plugin, but I also want the body of the email to also be dark navy blue as well.

    3.) Font color
    I know I can manually set the font to be white in the editor, however it'll be easier to use if I can always see the text, and instead tell it somehow to display as white text when it's emailed out (otherwise white on white is... no bueno).
     
    Eventually it would be super dope for IPB to create their own email template editor, but for now I could use some advice. I know how amazing and talented this community is, so any help would be more than appreciated! 
    Sidenote: If someone advises that I should hire a developer instead, I am open to that as well. 
    Thank you 🙏 
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