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    MMXII reacted to aXenDev in oooh, new portal!   
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    MMXII got a reaction from Davyc in Pages - Update   
    Of couse creating a next-level Pages app requires lots of work... - and thinking, because if it is not done right, I doubt it will have a chance on a market that is heavily influenced by said page builders more and more people get used to. I am glad though that you have this on your minds and I am very curious what you will come up with in the (hopefully ūüôā) somewhat near future.
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    MMXII got a reaction from Davyc in Pages - Update   
    There are quite a few very, very powerful page builders out there, which do a great job at giving you easy-to-use tools to create awesome-looking and super-customizable (!) pages without any coding knowledge. Wordpress has these, Joomla has these, Drupal (to some extend) has these... just to name some big, free CMS.
    Personally I think this is the future. There will always be tech-savy people who know how to create templates, use html, css, js, php and whatnot... and of course a community software should offer everything that allowes for maximum customization by anyone who is able to do so. But the vast majority has (very?) little knowledge regarding the technical background, and honestly, they just do not care. They want to focus on both creating and displaying content. For that they need tools... easy to use, with a maximum of flexibility. In the upcoming years, I think a complete community software has to offer more than "just" forums, galleries etc. They will always be needed and there will always be room for those, but around all that it needs a powerful CMS.
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    MMXII reacted to Davyc in Pages - Update   
    I've spoken briefly in other topics on how lamentable the Pages app is for those who do not possess the skills to create their own templates and layouts. The Pages app is heralded as one of the most powerful applications in the suite, and it may be for those who can harness the power it yields.  For everyone else it is a minefield to navigate and a lot of people either just give up on it or resort to plugins from the marketplace, which are generally pretty good at what they offer but they are limited by the functions which developer has designed the plugin to do.
    One of the most powerful page layout generators I have come across is a WordPress plugin called the Divi Builder (made by www.elgantthemes.com) - it is one hell of a powerful tool that allows you to develop complex pages using adaptable rows and columns.  An example of some of the basic layouts offered (which can be applied on a row by row basis) is shown below:

    At present, Pages is constrained to 1,2 or 3 column layouts which cannot be applied on a row by row basis.  For example you CAN mix some columns in Pages but you are stuck with X number of columns on top/bottom with a single column that sits above or below; you can't have single column, two/three column another single column and another two/three column layout, etc.
    The other pain with Pages is that the column widths are non-negotiable; two columns will span the width of the container equally - you can't have one column take up 60% of the real estate with the other column taking up the other 40%, that is incredibly restrictive.
    I'm not advocating that Pages mimic the Divi Builder in all of the features it brings - it's module based and there are loads of different modules that can be dragged into the layout - but Pages can make a start by giving more power to layouts.  That would be a massive improvement on what sits there now.
    The other noticeable missing aspect is the ability to add pages to a page layout.  Very long articles would be better if they were broken into pages much like a book.  Single column layouts could have an added feature of making a page columned where the text will flow naturally from one column to another, much as it does in Microsoft Word, for those reading on wider screens.
    Stacking order for columns on smaller screens would be another feature bonus where you can choose to stack the most important blocks near the top with the least important below.
    This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what Pages can become as truly outstanding CMS application within the IPS Suite.  How much work would lie behind such an undertaking I have no idea, but it would be worthwhile and it would be a huge boon to those who want to harness the power of the Pages application and create some beautiful page layouts that capture the imagination.
    Thoughts? More suggestions also welcome as this is something that can be of benefit to everyone.  Thanks for reading.
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    MMXII got a reaction from O9C4 in CONTENT | ECOSYSTEM | WORD FILTERS   
    Great suggestions among your list! This one I like in particular: I can see so many ways to use this, no only regarding sensitive content, but also including "shadow banning".
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    MMXII reacted to O9C4 in CONTENT | ECOSYSTEM | WORD FILTERS   
    Updated #13 ūüĒĹ
    13. Inactive members.
    13.1. Feature to automatically delete inactive members for the period of time.I don't want dead souls on board and make illusion for members that we have thousands active members. So better to make feature to set a timeframe for inactive members after that they can be automatically deleted from the community.
    13.2.  Option to show members not agreed with updated and forced Terms & Rules. Or automatically deletion disagreed members feature.
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    MMXII reacted to O9C4 in CONTENT | ECOSYSTEM | WORD FILTERS   
    I want my community to be the income oriented platform and professional profit focused ecosystem. The below features are the tools to achieve mentioned goal:
    CONTENT
    1. Allow Administrator to change the TopicStarter (Author).
    Some Authors can be banned or deleted from community, but topic can be popular and deserves to stay.
    2. Option to limit members from change topic title and first message separately.
    Most members creating misspelled topic titles and Administrator can edit more correct and SEO-friendly.
    3. If Reply to this status..., then updated status goes UP in All Activity feed and in Members own feed.
    Improves moderation and in profiles activity.
    4. Share this post on other sites: Add WhatsApp, Telegram, WeChat, Instagram, Tumblr, VK, XING. + Add the setup option for this feature in the AdminCP.
    5. Display icons on Pinned topics and Recommended posts in All Activity feed.
    6. Built-in translator for messages in other languages.
    7. Members can Pin own message on its Profiles Activity feed.
    8. Auto-width size of Excel table after copy-paste.
    9. If Delete All Content (Members) then delete created Clubs too.
    If I want to delete all the content of specific user, It should be erased completely! No need ghost-clubs, except the Public ones.
    ECOSYSTEM
    10. Setup permissions for members group that way, so the members of "one group" could see each other content, but other groups can't see "one group" content. Like parallel world in the same community. + Hide "one group" content from search engines.
    Within the framework of freedom of speech, that is a good feature to hide and allow sensitive content.
    11. Option to leave the community. Ex.: Member leaved the community N minutes ago
    Sometimes Members asks to delete their account. Let them do it ourselves. And let them to decide in deletion menu to stay posted content as Guests or Delete All Content. 
    12. Set up premium buttons for Members to pay for extra options on direct pages: pin topic, change members group, recommend post, promote.
    Admin pre moderation.
    13. Feature to automatically delete inactive members for the period of time.
    I don't want dead souls on board and make illusion for members that we have thousands active members. So better to make feature to set a timeframe for inactive members after that they can be automatically deleted from the community.
    WORD FILTERS
    14. Word Filters for About Me in profiles, Usernames, Tags.
    Unfortunately Members can still avoid and post inappropriate content in mentioned sections.
    15. If Added new word to filter, all the filtered content must be updated regarding Action to take.
    Before I added another word to filter there is still hundreds of active topics and thousand active messages with the banned word.
    16. When any content is hidden for moderation approval on the Words Filter basis, highlight the banned words for Administrator.
    It needs a lot of time for moderator\admin to understand why the message was filtered: hard to find a filtered word in long texts.
    17. Text Editor for Replace with text action in Word Filters. Ability to chage color for replaced text.
    Amex credit card holders Indian or any country cards can be filtered word.
    Amex credit card holders Indian or any country cards can be filtered word.
    To pay more attention to the rules for intruders.
    18. Add new action to take: Hide\Reveal objectionable word.
    Instead of replacing text create to hide the objectionable word instead and a user simply places their mouse cursor over the top of it to reveal the word.

    The objectionable word is still present just obscured from view unless someone chooses to reveal it. 
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    MMXII got a reaction from Phillyman in Give Pages Some Love - Achievements for Wiki Modifications!   
    Yes, please! For IPS5, please add a ton of easy-to-use functionality so that we can build great looking pages with much coding-knowledge. Layouts, containers, boxes, everything with WYSIWYG, permission-based displaying... you can basically go through the whole Wordpress/Joomla/Drupal catalog. There is so much room for a true Pages app!
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    MMXII got a reaction from Sonya* in Give Pages Some Love - Achievements for Wiki Modifications!   
    Yes, please! For IPS5, please add a ton of easy-to-use functionality so that we can build great looking pages with much coding-knowledge. Layouts, containers, boxes, everything with WYSIWYG, permission-based displaying... you can basically go through the whole Wordpress/Joomla/Drupal catalog. There is so much room for a true Pages app!
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    MMXII got a reaction from sobrenome in Give Pages Some Love - Achievements for Wiki Modifications!   
    Yes, please! For IPS5, please add a ton of easy-to-use functionality so that we can build great looking pages with much coding-knowledge. Layouts, containers, boxes, everything with WYSIWYG, permission-based displaying... you can basically go through the whole Wordpress/Joomla/Drupal catalog. There is so much room for a true Pages app!
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    MMXII got a reaction from Davyc in Give Pages Some Love - Achievements for Wiki Modifications!   
    Yes, please! For IPS5, please add a ton of easy-to-use functionality so that we can build great looking pages with much coding-knowledge. Layouts, containers, boxes, everything with WYSIWYG, permission-based displaying... you can basically go through the whole Wordpress/Joomla/Drupal catalog. There is so much room for a true Pages app!
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    MMXII got a reaction from Umaar in Give Pages Some Love - Achievements for Wiki Modifications!   
    Yes, please! For IPS5, please add a ton of easy-to-use functionality so that we can build great looking pages with much coding-knowledge. Layouts, containers, boxes, everything with WYSIWYG, permission-based displaying... you can basically go through the whole Wordpress/Joomla/Drupal catalog. There is so much room for a true Pages app!
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    MMXII reacted to Dexter_X in "Keep on" badges   
    Another possibility regarding badges awarding are the badges the users can own while they keep on certain amount per time.
    For example a user posts more than 30 posts / week : owns a "keep on" badge that could be named : "active contributor" (or something like that). So if the user goes under the 30 posts / week he looses the badge until he goes to that rate (or more)...
    That could promote participation in a more permanent way.
    Regarding milestones and points on that kind of rules I don't know if it can be useful. Milestones could be set on something like "owns that badge since 1 month" (so based on time) ; points make sense only if there are milestones (from my point of view)...
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    MMXII reacted to Davyc in How to make header images bigger in Pages?   
    OK Here we go.
    Login to your ACP and go to the Pages templates (not the theme templates).
    Locate the template named 'Entry' it's usually the first one already opened, but check.
    Locate the following code:
    <div class='ipsColumn ipsColumn_medium'> <div class="cCmsRecord_image"> <img class="ipsImage" src="{file="$record->_record_image_thumb" extension="cms_Records"}"> </div> Move the middle two lines up (see next code) and comment out the existing code (see below) so it looks like this:
    <div class="cCmsRecord_image"> <img class="ipsImage" src="{file="$record->_record_image_thumb" extension="cms_Records"}"> </div> <div {{if $record->record_image}}class='ipsColumns ipsColumns_collapsePhone'{{endif}}> {{if $record->record_image}} <!-- <div class='ipsColumn ipsColumn_medium'> <div class="cCmsRecord_image"> <img class="ipsImage" src="{file="$record->_record_image_thumb" extension="cms_Records"}"> </div> </div>--> Now we need to make some entries into your custom CSS file in the theme settings:
    To use a fixed height for your images as defined by the height of your images add this:
    /* Change floats and size for CMS record image */ .cCmsCategoryFeaturedEntry .cCmsRecord_image { float: none; } .cCmsRecord_image { float: none; } .cCmsCategoryFeaturedEntry .cCmsRecord_image img { max-width: none; max-height: none; } If you want your existing images to retain their height but you want less of it displayed use this as well as the above CSS:
    .cCmsCategoryFeaturedEntry .cCmsRecord_image { float: left; margin-right: 15px; margin-top: 4px; max-height: 200px !important; overflow: hidden; } Change the max-height to whatever you want.  If something isn't being changed try adding !important after each line until you see the changes happening.
    Any issues let me know ūüôā
     
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    MMXII got a reaction from SeNioR- in Please make achievements part of group promotions   
    I am not using 4.6 yet, but I have a question regarding the new achievements system: Are those ranks connected to group promotions, so that you can use a certain rank as a requirement for a promotion?
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    MMXII reacted to LiamH in Different post highlight colours for different groups   
    At the moment, it's configured to just 1 colour for all user groups that have their posts highlighted. This can get a little messy and hard to distinguish in communities where multiple different groups have this enabled.
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    MMXII reacted to Charles in Please make achievements part of group promotions   
    We plan to add this feature but wanted to implement base Achievements first to see how people used them. But it will for sure be coming ūüôā¬†
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    MMXII got a reaction from Dexter_X in Please make achievements part of group promotions   
    What, really? Why else would you implement achievements, if you cannot use them in order to "award" users with something else than just an icon, e.g. by promoting them to a new user group?
    Here is my feature suggestion: Please make ranks part of group promotions.
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    MMXII reacted to SeNioR- in Enhanced Tag System. IPS Community Suite   
    Hi. It would be nice to add an advanced tag management system. Something like in WordPress. Mass delete and add tags.
    Each tag could have a description, and the tags could be indexed on Google.
    Making "Tags" indexable

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    MMXII got a reaction from IP-Gamers in Better badge look in Topic   
    I actually like the current look. There are already so many things centered in the postbit.
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    MMXII got a reaction from OptimusBain in Scheduled Posts   
    In Pages this is one of the features I use the most. It would definetly be great to have this in Forums, too.
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    MMXII got a reaction from OptimusBain in Moderator Options: Does anybody use Unlock/Lock Time?   
    I am talking about the moderator options (when you create a new topic): It is possible to define an unlock/lock time. Are there really any people who know in advance when they like to close a topic? Or people who want to create a closed topic in the first place and then open it after some time? Why do these features exist?
    Now if this was about an unhide/hide option, I could see a reason for this. You could create content in advance, hide it until a certain time, and when the minute/hour/day etc. is reaced, it will be shown to the users. I think I saw an option (permission) about future publishing content, I assume this one was for articles. It would be a very nice feature for forum content too.
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    MMXII got a reaction from Jordan Miller in Better badge look in Topic   
    I actually like the current look. There are already so many things centered in the postbit.
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    MMXII reacted to Zdenńõk TŇĮma in Hidden widget is not realy hidden   
    Ok, let's get straight to the point.
    Here I have widget for guests so for signed users is hidden.

    but not completely


     
    I must add to my .css this
     
    .ipsWidget.ipsHide { margin-bottom: 0 !important; display: none !important; } to be truly hidden

    one of many little things that are still not fixed... and spoils the overall impression
     
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    MMXII got a reaction from Webmaster Scr in [4.5] Improvements for badges   
    With 4.5 we got those nice and shiny badges:

    However there is not much we can do with these. No way to edit the icon (I know it can be done manually, I am talking about AdminCP options...), to way to change the inverval for how long a "recently joined" member is getting a badge, no option to display badges based on usergroups (not just if someone has moderator permissions) etc.
    Also the "hand icon" for recently joined members has received quite some negative feedback. It is misinterpreted for restrictions being in place instead of a waving hand (what I suppose it should be taken for).
    Suggestions:
    Please add a usergroup-based options: Display profile badge YES|NO (If YES, then 2nd option:) Edit profile badge: Background color (color picker) Icon Remove badge from moderator permissions (not needed anymore with the above option based on usergroups) For recently joined members, please add an option to choose for how many days the joined-recently-badge will be displayed.
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