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    djpretzel got a reaction from Bluto in Outdated IPS CSS Framework   
    If you supported a Bootstrap 4 theme OOTB (either as replacement default, or a streamlined & officially-supported secondary option), would people complain if/when it doesn't support Bootstrap 5?
    Probably, but... who cares? In other words, some people will always complain about certain things, right?
    What it WOULD allow access to is:
    A gigantic body of themes, free & commercial... Easier integration of third-party widgets/components which themselves offer default theming in bootstrap (often multiple versions) An exhaustive number of developers intimate with the core CSS classes and their application... More devs might then be more interested in theming and developing for the IPS platform because at least one component - the CSS framework - is familiar to them, and is thus one less thing to learn... also even potentially increases overall confidence in the platform, for some. Sounds pretty good to me?
    In other words, based on the level of adoption & familiarity with Bootstrap specifically, is it at least possible that this proposal deserves re-evaluation?
    Here, I'll write some copy for your FAQ/documentation, so it's one less thing to do, and "BS_VERSION" as a substitution variable makes me smile:
    Q: "It's FANTASTIC that you now support Bootstrap {BS_VERSION} for front-end themes, but why don't you support a more recent version? Eh?"
    We want to focus our development efforts more on functionality, and less on constantly maintaining compatibility with third-party components which have different needs & release schedules. While we eventually decided to move to Bootstrap for theming the IPS platform front-end, we did so knowing that we would need to follow a stable/conservative upgrade reconciliation/compatibility cycle in order to not divert our emphasis from core responsibilities.
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Rashed Ahmed in Advanced Tags & Prefixes - IPS 4.x   
    @Kevin Carwile Can you confirm this app is abandoned & will not be supported in the future?
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    djpretzel reacted to Matt in Blog dissapointment   
    Ok, we hear you loud and clear on categories for blogs.
    I've added this to our internal list.
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    djpretzel reacted to Aetherdan in Blog dissapointment   
    Heres some missing features that I think would be essential to a good blogging product.
    Categories and nested categories Author following (specific to blog) Blog Navigation & internal linking Meta keyword/tagging to populate related article functionality Author blog profile/author blog list  
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    djpretzel reacted to Meddysong in Blog dissapointment   
    (You might've noticed that IPS's own blog, which has categories, is built using Pages rather than Blog. That tells a story, doesn't it?)
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    djpretzel reacted to Meddysong in Blog dissapointment   
    No chance. We've been asking for categories for years.
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    djpretzel reacted to Matt in Thank you IPS for detailed changelogs since 4.3.5   
    I'll take the credit, even though it was really @Mark who pushed for it.
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    djpretzel reacted to Mr 13 in Thank you IPS for detailed changelogs since 4.3.5   
    Just wanted to say thanks because after 4.3.5 you're started to make detailed changelogs where we can see not only new features but also bug fixes. Thanks :)
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Joy Rex in Soundcloud Embed   
    Seconded, totally agreed, would also like the option of using the shorter, imageless version (gray bg)...
    Or, you know, we could have more direct access over the rendering of embeds, like we did with 3.4.X...
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    djpretzel reacted to Gabriel Torres in Advanced Tags & Prefixes - IPS 4.x   
    @djpretzel Ryan H. is no longer the maintainer of this app. @Kevin Carwile is the new guy... 😉
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    djpretzel reacted to RomanV in Closed tags for selected club   
    Hi there, would be nice to have closed special tags for a club (like on forums).  🙄
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    djpretzel got a reaction from A.S.R. in Include author in RSS feeds for forums, other areas   
    Forum RSS feeds do not include author. This information is useful. I'd personally recommend it simply be included by default, but an option to include it would also work.
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    djpretzel reacted to bfarber in Make the enterprise "remote commenting" feature standard   
    I'm not intimately familiar with how Disqus works (especially from a licensing and technology standpoint).
    Our remote commenting solution allows you to effectively create a "comments" area on an external page. Most of the time clients using this approach do so for custom made blog/article style areas on their site where they don't already support commenting built in to whatever software they are using.
     
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    djpretzel reacted to Morgin in Make the enterprise "remote commenting" feature standard   
    I would love this. I think it’s a way for traditional forums to take back some ground from Facebook for smaller businesses that want the ability for customers to engage with content (be it products in a commerce store, pages, etc) without needing to load the full forums. Facebook/disqus are eating everyone’s lunch with threaded comment chains on content. This would be a huge value add for the platform as a whole. 
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    djpretzel reacted to liquidfractal in please allow Clubs forums and blogs in post/topic feeds   
    I have a Club on whose splash page I'd like to include a post feed from that Club's forums.  However, that doesn't currently seem possible.
    Club forums and blogs should be included as options in feeds (permissions permitting).
    Right now the only way to include Clubs forums in feeds is to keep the All checkbox checked, which obviously isn't a solution.  I'm not sure if this was/is a bug or if this was somehow intended. 
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    djpretzel reacted to bfarber in Exporting forum topics as RSS in ipboard 4   
    The thing (with RSS at least) is....even if we did include the value by defining a new namespace, the consumer (i.e. whatever you import the feed into) isn't likely going to show the author data because it would be defined in a non-standard element. Sort of a lose-lose situation, unless this is for a specific custom purpose.
    ATOM does open up more options in that regard, yes.
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    djpretzel reacted to bfarber in Exporting forum topics as RSS in ipboard 4   
    Except that there is no RSS XML element designed to reflect this information. The <author> element must include the author's email address, which isn't information the community should be exposing.
    https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html#hrelementsOfLtitemgt
    Thus, to do this, we'd have to create and include an RSS extension (not impossible, I've done it before on a custom basis, but it's not as straightforward as just throwing the author information into the existing feed either).
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    djpretzel reacted to Meddysong in Blog categories...again   
    Yes, please. Without categories, it doesn't take many blogs for things to become unwieldy.
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    djpretzel reacted to Christopher Anderson in Blog categories...again   
    Yes, Yes, a thousand times YES
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    djpretzel reacted to liquidfractal in Blog categories...again   
    I say "again" because I know this has been mentioned before.
    Can we possibly get Category functionality for blogs?
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    djpretzel reacted to MrKeiKun in Exporting forum topics as RSS in ipboard 4   
    Hi Why RSS Export doesn't include author of the post?
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Ilya Hoilik in Make the enterprise "remote commenting" feature standard   
    Feature is described at https://invisioncommunity.com/services/remote-commenting This functionality is free & easy to implement... with Disqus AND Facebook comments plugins! ...but costs extra $$$ for IPS customers to implement using the IPS platform... 😕 Given that the primary competition for this product is both free AND discourages use of IPS, I think this "enterprise" feature should be democratized and made free/standard as well Would become a selling point for anyone with a site that exists outside of IPS (i.e. not implemented in Pages) that uses IPS as their community Would become a first-class working example of REST API for developers to learn from (assuming it used REST API - which it should!)
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    djpretzel reacted to Gill in Mobile App, Progressive Web App (PWA) For IPB   
    Hi Guys IPB is awesome and far better than any other forum software available in market. IPB team working very hard to implement new feature every month i appreciate their     hard work 
    But now in smartphone world everyone is using mobile devices that have apps to access their favorite content. people don't like first open browser, then type url and then type username, password. Mobile friendly websites are no longer a solution. Forums are facing competition from Telegram groups, discord server, Facebook Groups, Whatsapp Group
    @Charles PLEASE HELP US !!!!! 
    I know it is very difficult to maintain native app. so Now companies use hybrid approach to cut cost for mobile app.
    It would be great if IPB team develop the in house Progressive Web app for IPB. IPB theme already mobile friendly so every little to do  Just need to implement
    1. Service- worker for Offline uses
    2. Push Notification for Notifications
    3. Login and signup screen (that remember the user name and password)
    Here some Key Benefits Of PWA over Native App

    IPB4 team already have brilliant javascript developers. I think it would not too difficult for them to do this.
    I would like to Pay for this feature separately  if it will be developed. It would be Milestone for IPB 4 as compared to other forums software.
    Others IPB members if you are agree please vote this feature as much you can and share your's feed back too and don't Forget to Participate in Above Poll Question
     

    Companies Using PWA!!
     
    PWA is not just another Buzz word,  PWA again transferring the power back to Web Developers which was lost during native mobile app era. I think REST API based apps for IPB not right approach, From developers point of views, it will make mobile apps  hard to maintain and compatible with every new version of IPB and updates of hundered of IPB plugins. However PWA just uses Mobile Responsive of Website.
    Forums Founders  spent both Time and money to make his/her community sustainable. sometime new users like the forums but forget url and browser history deleted,at that time website looses one member ? this same things happened with me many times and may be other members share the same experience. 
    For iOS users or Android users there is more chances, new users of clients Forum website click on App icons  (Installed by PWA ) again than open browser inside the mobile, remember the website URL and hit the enter. No matter whether  PWA support push notifications for particular mobile os or not :)
     PWA fully supported in Window 10 redstone 4. We can't ignore the billions machine running  window 10. Window 10 PWA app would be huge opportunity  to keep the website users engage with website. Just imagine clients Forums apps are installed on users PC.  Even They don't open browser and enter forum URL,  with single push notification you can make users again engage to your website ? More and more adopting the window 10

    This is my humble request to IPB team please please develop in house mobile app for IPB others wise our communities websites will loose the competition in mobile app age.
     THANKS :)
     
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    djpretzel reacted to SJ77 in I wish downloads was a native part of commerce.   
    Hi Thank you,
    There is no reason that an integration would have to interfere with file repository functionality. (It is downloads after all) It would be the same as now; simply not engage any of the "selling" features of the app.
    For the rest of us that use it (as it's used on this site) for selling, it's currently like the red headed step child of the IPS suite with regard to commerce. Since it's not integrated with the rest of the commerce features it feels very disjointed.
    ALL of the fantastic control of commerce (both current and future) does not work with items selling in downloads.  Why shouldn't a product in downloads be treated like a proper product?
    Why isn't the market place treated like a store? Consider all the upcoming store filters and other commerce updates that will not work for products sold in downloads. (sadly disjointed and not working for downloads)
    The customer thinks of paid downloads as a product! That much I can assure you. So why isn't the suite allowing me to manage it like a product?
    Here are some specific missing things from downloads when used for commerce (as requested).
    Can't add a downloads product to cart (as you can with any other product) - I get asked for this VERY OFTEN Can't apply coupons to specific  downloads products (as you can with any other product) Don't get a nice clean store layout with downloads (as you can with other products) Can't set stock levels for downloads (as you can with other products) Many mods in the third party market designed to work with products fail on downloads products Upcoming filters for products will not work with downloads products. I run ALL the commerce on my site through downloads and as a result I miss out on the neat stuff mentioned above. (and more,as that was only off the top of my head)
     
     
    exactly, and right now those settings feel weak, and disjointed. They should be the same as any product in commerce but download products aren't.
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    djpretzel got a reaction from eskaiter in Improve database wiki-style, edits go into moderation and...   
    This would STILL be an amazing feature...
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