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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!)
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
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.
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.
djpretzel got a reaction from eskaiter in Improve database wiki-style, edits go into moderation and...
This would STILL be an amazing feature...
djpretzel reacted to Midnight Modding in Tournaments
I'm hoping to release this on April 1st where people will have to guess if it's an April Fools joke or not. That gives me about 4 weeks, which I think should be enough time.
Also possibly I could let a couple people form in here test it on my test site if they want to, but I have already been working on a custom version as well, so most likely I'll have bugs ironed out in a lot of similar areas to that one. Plus most code for the actual functionality, such as moving teams around in brackets, will be mostly unchanged, anyway.