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  1. I wonder how many users they are loosing. I know of two communities that will not be renewing their subscription because this new update messes up their entire site. I wish there were some help manuals on how to prepare your site or how to figure out exactly what the new upgrade is going to screw up. I remember reading all of the information I could before trying to upgrade one of my communities and I did not see anything that I thought would be a problem but, half the stuff they were talking about was over my head anyway but I did try. How many others are in the same boat as me?
  2. So I have managed to get my twitter promote thing working.  So when you create a new topic on my site you can click one button and POOF it appears on Twitter.  Does anyone have a good tutorial on how to get that to work with Facebook.  I tried all day yesterday and could not get it to work.  Remember I am a Hot Air Balloon Pilot,  NOT a developer so instructions must be in English and explained like I don't know what I am doing since that is the case.

    Capt Jeff

  3. HI Everyone, I do not know how to start a topic in this forum so I must simply post a reply. I have some issues with the Member Map program on my site. I made a short video to show what I am having issues with. My site is www.hotairballoonist.com. The video can be found at https://www.hotairballoonist.com/Video/MemberMapNOSync.mp4 I thank you for any advice. Please take into consideration I am not a developer. I fly balloons. I understand just enough to get by and now and then a stroke of brilliance and I really screw things up. Thank you. Capt Jeff.
  4. Here is a video that shows what I need help with. https:/www.hotairballoonist.com/Video/MemberMapNOSync.mp4
  5. How do I do that. I clicked on the link you provided. It took me to a topic about Zoom levels and API codes and a bunch of other stuff that does not apply to my question. I saw no place to start a topic or ask a question. Please keep in mind. I do not understand how this whole place works. I am just trying to get an answer to my question. Please be moderate with your disgust for my lack of knowledge on how this place works. It is set up way different then my community. If you wish to have a look go to HotAirBalloonist.com. Please do not tell me what I am doing wrong.
  6. They are not talking about my issue. To that topic is of no help to me.
  7. HI, First off I am a cut and paste hacker. I do not know or understand code. I am a hot air balloon pilot who is trying to run a community for balloonists. So if you give me a technical answer it will be useless to me. On the page where I have my Member Map the list of members on the right side of the page does not correspond with the pins I have in the map. Why and how do I fix it? Thank you. Jeff
    It says that there is an update available. OK?? Where, How, What do I do? I click on the link "Update available" and it brings me here to this page. Now what? I do not see a link for update? What should I do? Do I need to download to my desktop then upload to my CP? Sorry I am so stupid but go ahead and guess what I am thinking? You can not and neither can I guess what you want me to do? Jeff Ok. Came back here and downloaded the file by clicking the Download link at the top. Then opend the file and saved the tar file. Then went back to the CP and clicked on Upload
  8. I actually like the fact that I can create invoices easily in my Square account as well as create new customers easily and send invoices via email and copy myself. I agree that having both stripe accounts and having square accounts are difficult to manage. I also would love to be able to switch my Invision Communities over to Square.
  9. So I have an events calendar.  I post stuff on the calendar and a pin appears (Sometimes)

    And that is my problem  I post a new event on the calendar and some appear on the Member Map and some do not.  I don't know why.  I have the calendar selected to post to the map.  I have the time frame for events in the future at a YEAR.  I have all member groups selected to see the calendar.  I have made some events that appear and then I had some that did not.

    Any advice or ideas would be great.

    Thank you.

    Capt Jeff

    1. CaptJeff



      How do I know when you have answered me?  I will be honest I do not know how this works and I am unclear about the Message, private, public stuff.  In fact I am leaving this page open on my computer because I am unsure how to navigate back here.

      Do I follow you?  Or do I follow this post? or add to favorites?  I am confused why this looks so different than my own forum.


  10. How do you get video to play on the video page

  11. I am beating my head against a wall.  I simply do not understand the ip content thing.  Is there a tutorial that explains how it works I can read.  I need some documentation what the blocks do and how content works and what is the database and how is it connected and how do you make a block and why do i have huge blank gaps on my page and so much more.



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    2. Dean_


      I won't clog up your new topic that you've made, but what is your aim for the forums and what are you looking to do?

    3. CaptJeff


      Learn how to use the IP Contact thing.

      Why does my Add media link not work?

      How do I see a page template?

      I have a link on my media page that takes me to the Articles page. How do I make a link to put on the articles page that takes someone to the Media page.?

      Why do my category links not function?

      When I create a new Media Category where is that page?  It does not show up in the pages listings.

      What are all these database templates?  How do they work?  Are they something you can see?  What hooks them to the pages?
      I look at the help menues and it says stuff like this.


      When you edit content in IP.Content, whether it be blocks, templates or pages, there are many built in tags that you will need to or want to utilize in order to generate the content appropriately. Blocks have variables containing data that may be of use to your users. Page templates have variables that perform important functions, such as inserting the page title or marking where the page content should be displayed. It is nearly impossible to simply remember every variable that can be utilized in your pages and templates.

      IP.Content features a template tag help panel that you can use to alleviate this problem. The panel can be minimized if you don't need it (and your preference is remembered so you won't have to minimize it each time you load a new template to edit). The panel is tabbed, providing you with various tag options based on the specific content you are editing. Database templates will show you the database tags you will need to use, while blocks will show you the variables being passed into the block template. You are able navigate some of the tabs when necessary in order to better determine the appropriate variables for the specific area you are editing.

      What is Content?  Pages? Templates?  So the first sentance "When you edit content" and I am alreay lost..  I see exactly what they say and when you say "Edit content in Content" it just screws my mind up.


      I am not worried about you cloging anything because I do nto even know what that means.

      I need a very kind developer who would like to take me under thier wing and walk me around the Content category inside the CP and tell me in english what all that stuff does because its like putting a homeless person in the cocpit of a DC-10.  Lots of cool buttons and switches but no clue what they do and simply not possible to use them for they can actually do.  Can not even get the engines started let alone fly the plane.


      Thanks for trying.



    4. CaptJeff


      See I did not even know you had made a comment on my post because I did not mark follow and then went back to ckeck follow and got sixteen options and no idea if I did it write.


  12. Hi Ryan,  Jeff Thompson here,

    I am looking into getting another community but I have tried and tried to use the new verson 4 and just can not.  I have started three different demos and played with them for hours and just dont get anywere.  Even with the simple stuff like customizing the look.  it is just too different and too complex.  Support for 3 is being phased out.  Is there the possibility of somone like yourself who would be willing to support three or give someone help now and then since IPS would not?

    Next question is what would an exsisting community look like if it were upgraded.  Would the navigation bar remain the same? Would the skins stay the same?  How would the layout change?  Or would I end up starting it all over from scratch?

    Thank you for all of your kindness to me.



  13. Mr. Sylvester are you out there?  I need your expertise.  My Member Map on TheSkiSkool.com has a glitch.  I am unable to fix.

  14. I simply do not get 4.anything. Everything is completely scrambled. Only the elite developers or staff understand it. If you know the water is poised why would you serve it to your family. I can't use it so why would I do that to my members. I have four times now signed up for the sample 4.0 site and can not navigate it or customize it in any way. 

    Pleasedo not take offense but it is horrible. Will not work for the communities I have built. 

    Best of luck because there is no doubt you will loose many customers with 4.anything  

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