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  1. Introduction In this tutorial, we are going to run through the basics of creating your own calendar sections of your community. Note that this tutorial is intentionally basic in nature, and intended as a guide to "Get you going". More guides can be found in Suite Applications -> Calendar, within the guides area. First Open When you first install the software, there is 1 calendar create by default. This is the community calendar, which your members can enter into. Stock Install Deleting Existing Calendars First of all, lets get rid of the community calendar that is there by default, so we can set things up in a manner of our choosing. We first need to log into the AdminCP, where we can start building. To do this, sign in on the top right, then click on your name. You will see a link to the AdminCP here. Click this and log in. Now we are in the admin CP, we need to get to the forums section. Point at the 'community' section on the left, which is the chat bubble icon, then select Calendar as shown. Getting to Calendars Now you are in here, you will see the Community Calendar, which is added on a default install. Click on the menu on the right, and select "Delete", to remove that default item The Sports Calendar Our Aims For the purpose of this guide, we are going to create a set of calendars suitable for our sports site. Here is our plan for our sports calendar. You can of course create any calendars you wish. General Football Season Baseball Season Creating Calendars Now we know what we want to see, we can go ahead and get our 3 main categories of General, Hobbies, and Staff Area created. To do this, click on the "Create New" button in the top right Create New Give the new calendar a name of General, which is our first category. We're happy with the default settings here. Note that the color item you see, is the color that your calendar items will show in, when you are viewing all calendar items together. New Calendar When we click on save, we are asked to set permissions. On the left you see each user group, and the permissions you can set for that group along the top. Category Permissions Now we have created our first calendar, we can go ahead and create the other 2. You can use the create button as we did in the first instance, however there is also a copy option as shown below. This you will find in many areas of the suite, and can be helpful if you have categories with Calendar Copy That is now all three of your new calendars created, and ready to use by your members Rearranging Items Once you have done, you may wish to rearrange some of the items to better suit your needs. This can be easily done by clicking and holding your mouse button over the anchors on the left, then dragging to the position you wish. Drag/Drop to Rearrange Summary If you now go to the front end of the site, and select calendar you will see you now have the forum we set out to create. I have added some items here to show you what the finished product would look like, once people start to add items. Ready to Go! You will see more guides available under Suite Applications>Calendar on the left, for this application. These contain more detailed guides on specific settings, along with some more site specific examples and tips. As with all areas of our suite, if you are unsure where to find something, and cannot find how to do this in our guides, please feel free to submit a ticket to our support team. We are always happy to advise you on how to get the best from your Invision Community Suite.
  2. Introduction In this guide, we aim to give you a jump start on using the blogs application, within your invision commuinity suite. We will go through the basics of how blogs work, and just how easy it can be to tweak settings for you and your members. First Open On first installing blogs, the blog tab is empty of any blogs/content. By default, all members of the site have the ability to create basic blogs. Therefore they can create their own blog, and create their own blog entries within them. Empty Blogs Area One or more blogs can be set up by a user, for adding entries into. For example, someone may have a blog for their chosen sports team, and a blog for their training in that sport, and another for their physical fitness. Each of these can then have entries on a periodic basis, relating to those items. Creating a blog Members create a blog, simply by selecting the "Create a blog" button. They will then be asked for a name, description, and whether or not they wish for people to be able to use an RSS feed reader from your blog. Creating a blog Adding Entries Once you have created a new blog, you can add entries into it, using the button provided in the top right of that blog Inside a blog When creating a new entry, you can choose a feature photo for that entry, polls, and even link the blog entry to an album within your gallery if you have the gallery application installed. Blog Entry Screen Our example blog Our Aims As we have just installed our community suite, we have the blog application installed and our members can use this. For our example blog however, we would like to change some setting, and make this more suitable for our site. Our aim here is to do 2 things. Create a blog in which all staff can post. This will serve as a site blog related to things happening in and around the site. Any member of staff may want to make an entry here We would like for people within our members group to be able to create blogs just for select friends to view. So we are going to allow them to create private blogs for this purpose. Group Blogs As a group blog is a blog that does not belong to any individual, we will create this from the admin CP. To do this, log into your admin CP and visit the following location Community -> Blogs ->Blogs Once we are here, we will click the "Add Blog" button in the top right Add Blog Now we are in the creation screen, we want to click on "Group" rather than "Single author" and select all of our staff groups to post in. Hold cmd/ctrl on your keyboard, and select each of the groups whos members will be allowed to post within it. You can then give the blog a name and description. Add Group Blog Once you have saved this, all members of staff will be able to add entries into that blog. Private Blogs Now we have sorted out the staff blog, lets give our members group access to allow only certain members to see their blog. To do this, go to the following area and click on the pencil icon on the side of the "members" group. Members -> Members -> Groups Member Group Settings Once you are in here, select the blog tab, and you will see settings relating to that group of members. As we want to allow the member group to create blogs only their friends can see, we are going to allow them to set up private blogs. Private Blogs Now we have set this, our members will have an extra setting when creating blogs, where they can select who can view the blog entries. Choosing who can see Summary As you can see, blogs are easy for your members to use, and can be handy for a great number of things within your site. Example Blogs You will see more guides available under Suite Applications>Blogs on the left, for this application. These contain more detailed guides on specific settings, along with some more site specific examples and tips. As with all areas of our suite, if you are unsure where to find something, and cannot find how to do this in our guides, please feel free to submit a ticket to our support team. We are always happy to advise you on how to get the best from your Invision Community Suite.
  3. Introduction In this guide, we are going to show you just how easy it is to get up and running, with your own downloads section, using the downloads application on the IPS application. This guide is intentionally built to show you only the basics of how to get up and running. You will see further guides within the 'Suite Applications>Downloads', which show more in-depth detail. First Open On first installing the software, the downloads area will show with no categories, and look blank similar to the below image. The first thing we are going to want to do here, is to decide on what categories we need for our downloads area, and get them created ready for our users. First Install Our PSD Area Our Aims For our downloads area, we are going to set up the "Our PSD Area", as our site is related to digital artists. Our aim will be to add sections for the following items Funny Art Wallpapers Misc Art Creating Categories Now we know what we want to see, we can go ahead and get the 3 main downloads categories created. To do this, we need to first head over to the following location in our AdminCP Community -> Downloads -> Categories Click on the "Create New" button in the top right to create our first category Create New Add the name of the category, and a simple description, then click on save to create your category. New Category Screen Once you have done this, you can create the rest of the categories we discussed in the same manner. On clicking save of each category, we are shown the permissions that can be applied. We are happy with the defaults for now, but you can change these to suite your own needs. Category Permissions If you have changed any other settings, and don't wish to have to change those settings every time, you can copy the category you just created, to save duplicating work. To so this, you would select the copy option from the drop down, at the side of any existing category Copy Category Rearranging Items Once you have done, you may wish to rearrange some of the items to better suit your needs. This can be easily done by clicking and holding your mouse button over the anchors on the left, then dragging to the position you wish. Moving Categories Summary If you now go to the front end of the site, you will see you now have the downloads area we set out to create. Ready to Go! You will see more guides available under Suite Applications>Downloads on the left, for this application. These contain more detailed guides on specific settings, along with some more site specific examples and tips. As with all areas of our suite, if you are unsure where to find something, and cannot find how to do this in our guides, please feel free to submit a ticket to our support team. We are always happy to advise you on how to get the best from your Invision Community Suite.
  4. Introduction In this guide, we are going to show you how to get started with using the gallery application. Unlike other guides, this is intentionally basic in nature, and gives you enough information to get you started in exploring the possibility for your own site. Further guides on specifics of gallery settings, can be found in the Suite Applications>Gallery section of the guides area. First Look As we have first installed the software, the gallery area will look something like the following image. Containing a single "Member Albums" category. The default category does not have to be kept. This is simply a demo category which can be replaced, or renamed if needed. Stock Install Gallery Deleting Content / Categories Before we begin, lets get rid of any existing content and categories. To do this, we need to visit the AdminCP, which is where we can start building our new site. To do this, sign in on the top right, then click on your name. You will see a link to the AdminCP here. Click this and log in. Now we are in the admin CP, we need to get to the gallery categories section. Point at the 'community' section on the left, which is the chat bubble icon, then select gallery>Categories, as shown. Gallery Section Here you will see a list of gallery categories. Of course at present, there is just one. The "Members Albums" category that we saw above. Lets go ahead and delete this. Do do so, we select the dropdown, at the side of that category, then hit delete Menu Options You will note there is also a "Move / Delete Content" option here. This can be helpful to mass move the content of these categories, from one category to another, or even delete them entirely. Our Computer Gallery Our Aims We advise first of all, you get together what categories you want to see on within your new gallery. For our first gallery, we are going to set up a gallery for computer related items. We will create a few new categories as follows Full Setups - We want people to create an album for their own setups here. Monitors Peripherals Other Tech Creating Categories Now we have organised what we would like to see, we can go ahead and start creating our categories. Click on the "Create New" button in the top right, to add your first category. Create New Category The first category we are setting up, is our "Full Setups" category. For this, we want to ensure our members create new albums, so we will add a name, but also change the "Albums" setting to "Require albums". This way our users will be forced to create a new album, or select an album they have already created. They cannot upload images directly to the category. Create Category with Albums Required It is worth a note here regarding the differences between categories and albums. Categories are a way of organizing areas for upload, that are set up by the administrators of the site. Albums are also a way of organizing, however belong within a category, and are set up by the users of the gallery themselves. Once you have done, click on save. The system will then ask you to choose permissions for that category. We are happy with the default permissions here, however you can see you could create categories only for specific groups of people, should you wish to do so. Gallery Permissions Now you have added your first category, go ahead and add the other categories discussed above. Unlike the one above item, we may choose that albums are optional in other areas, or indeed not allowed if needed. If creating categories with the same setup, you can actually copy a previously created item, by selecting copy in the menu at the side of any existing category. This can be helpful in ensuring you are not duplicating the work of setting up category settings. Copy a Category Once completed, you should see something like the below. Example Category List Allow groups to add albums In order to ensure our members can create albums, we need to add the permission for this within our members group. To do this, visit Members -> Groups within the admin CP, and then select the pencil icon at the side of the members group to edit. Edit Member Group Once here, we need to select the Gallery tab, and then add permission to create albums. You can see there area a few other options in here, but for now its only albums we need. Once done select save. Album Permission Rearranging Items Once you have done, you may wish to rearrange some of the items to better suit your needs. This can be easily done by clicking and holding your mouse button over the anchors on the left, then dragging to the position you wish. Rearranging Categories Summary As you can see, its quite easy to get a simple gallery set up. Your members can now submit images to your gallery in the categories you have set up Gallery Example You will see more guides available under Suite Applications>Gallery on the left, for this application. These contain more detailed guides on specific settings, along with some more site specific examples and tips. As with all areas of our suite, if you are unsure where to find something, and cannot find how to do this in our guides, please feel free to submit a ticket to our support team. We are always happy to advise you on how to get the best from your Invision Community Suite.
  5. Introduction If you're here, this means you want to know how to build your own forums, right? Well, you have come to the right place! In this guide, we aim to jump right in, show you how, and get you started. We will go through the basics of creating your own working forum, and show you just how easy these are to create (no, honestly!). First Open When you first install the software, the first thing you will notice is something that looks like the following image. By default, there is already one forum added named "A Test Forum" and a welcome topic. Don't worry, you don't have to keep these. We just added them in there to show you something more than just a blank page. Stock Install Deleting Content /Forums First of all, lets get rid of the content within this forum. We first need to log into the AdminCP, where we can start building. To do this, sign in on the top right, then click on your name. You will see a link to the AdminCP here. Click this and log in. Now we are in the admin CP, we need to get to the forums section. Point at the 'community' section on the left, which is the chat bubble icon, then select forums as shown. Getting to Forums Now you are in here, you will see the test category, which is added on a default install. Click on the menu on the right, and select "Move / Delete Content". Move / Delete It is important to note, this is not deleting the forum or category itself, but deleting the content from within it, such as posts and topics. You will be shown a popup when you select this option. Here you can choose to delete the forums/topics, or delete them. By default, delete is selected. As we are looking to get an empty installation here, we will go ahead and delete. This will leave us with a completely empty forums application, ready to create our new set of forums. The Fun Forum Our Aims As we all know, creating communities is fun! So for the purpose of this demonstration, we will create "The Fun Forum" (feel free to copy this awesome idea, or create your own!). We advise first of all, you get together what categories and forums you want to see on your site. To give a very brief explanation of these, a category is a container for forums. A forum is where topics are created by your members. So, here is our plan for our fun forum. Categories are shown in Purple, then forums in blue under each category. Lets jump right in, and get started! General -Introductions -Chat -Site News Hobbies -Sport -TV and Movies - Tech Chat Staff Area -Moderator Chat -Admin Chat Creating Categories Now we know what we want to see, we can go ahead and get our 3 main categories of General, Hobbies, and Staff Area created. To do this, click on the "Create New" button in the top right Create New By default, this will be creating a new category. We are happy with this as this is what we would like to do. Add the name of your first category, then save at the bottom New Category When we click on save, we are asked to set permissions. On the left you see each user group. Select the checkbox for "See forum" on each group you wish to be able to see that section. In our case, this will be all of them. Category Permissions Now we have created our first category, we can create the other 2. Rather than clicking create new, we will this time click on the copy button. This is helpful if you have made changes on settings that you wish to be the same on multiple items. Click the dropdown at the side of the General Category you created, and click on copy. Then type in the name of the next category. Do this again till you have all 3 categories. Category Copy We should now have all three categories created, ready to add forums to. Categories Adding Forums Now we have our categories, lets go ahead and add some forums. To do this, click the + button next to the General category that we created, to create a new forum. Click + to add forums You will notice this is the same screen as when we created our categories. Only this time, discussions is selected for the 'Type'. Add the name of the introductions forum, and a description for this. Once done, leave everything else as default and click save Discussion Create Screen When saving a discussion forum, you will see there are more permissions, such as who can create new topics, reply to them, or download attachments. You will want to bear these in mind when it comes to creating your moderator chat, and admin chat forums. Forum Permissions When you create your first forum, you will notice that you are put within the category. You can click the category name if you want to go back to the full list. Click Back to Full List Use the copy feature or click on the + at the side of categories to create all the forums mentioned in the "Our Aims" section. Pay special attention to the permissions when you create your staff areas. You only want your staff to be able to see these. Rearranging Items Once you have done, you may wish to rearrange some of the items to better suit your needs. This can be easily done by clicking and holding your mouse button over the anchors on the left, then dragging to the position you wish. Drag/Drop to Rearrange Summary If you now go to the front end of the site, you will see you now have the forum we set out to create. Ready to Go! You will see more guides available under Suite Applications>Forums on the left, for this application. These contain more detailed guides on specific settings, along with some more site specific examples and tips. As with all areas of our suite, if you are unsure where to find something, and cannot find how to do this in our guides, please feel free to submit a ticket to our support team. We are always happy to advise you on how to get the best from your Invision Community Suite.
  6. I have taken a look at this for you, just to ensure things are correct in there. While we can certainly look to make this clearer in our documentation, it does indeed currently state what the URL should be, in the following section. As the full URL can be different per site, it is not possible to add the full URL in there, unfortunately. Just as a quick hint for you on these. Whenever setting up items like this, you will tend to find the callback URL is shown within the setup page of that particular item. So for example, when setting up the twitter login method, you will see under the "Application Settings" section, it will let you know what URL you should use for the callback URL. Of course, if you have any feedback to add to this, do feel free to pass that on. Any way in which we can make things more straight forward for our users, we are always happy to hear ☺️
  7. Stripe support on your product can be set up quite easily, for your customers to purchase items within commerce. This can be used either for one-off payments or for recurring payments via card. Stripe supports various items such as card payments, apple/android pay, alipay and more. You would set up any payment method, including the Stripe payment method, from the following location in your AdminCP Commerce > Payments > Settings > Payment Methods Stripe API Key We recommend when setting up stripe, you have 2 tabs open in your browser, so that you can copy and paste the relevant details from your Stripe setup, directly to the payment method setup screen within your admin CP. First of all, go to the payment methods section in your Admin CP, and select "Create New". Selecting the Stripe method, as shown in the image below, then click Save. In another browser tab, log into the API section of your stripe account . If you havent created an account already, you will need to create yourself a stripe account using the register button. On first login, you may see the following screen. If so, click on "Use the Stripe API" If you have just set up your account, you will need to activate this before you can create an API key. Select the "Activate your account" link shown below. Here you will be asked to enter details about what you intend to use the stripe payment method for, along with bank and other details relevant for your payments to be received. Once activated successfully, click to get your API keys, using the link provided. Click to show the Secret Key, as shown in the image below. You now have the 2 API keys you need to copy into your payment method in the admin CP (Leave the tab for stripe open. You will need this again) Copy these 2 keys into the area provided in the ACP, enter a name for your payment method, and select any restrictions to countries, if required. Payment types In the next section of your payment method, you will see the methods that can be chosen for payment on stripe. Select the method you wish to use here for this setup. It is important to note, you can set up this stripe payment method more than once if you wish to use more than one of these items. For example, you may wish to provide your users with the facility to pay with apple/android pay, and also set up the facility to use cards. You can choose here also whether or not you wish to use the 3D secure option provided by card issuers if available, and whether or not to store the card details. If you do not choose to store card details, then the card method would only be able to be used for one of payments, and not automated billing of items such as subscriptions. Stripe Webhook In order for Stripe to be able to tell the system when a user has paid, a webhook must also be set up. Back on your Stripe API page, select the "Webhooks" option from the menu Select to create a new Endpoint for the webhook, in the top right of the page Go back to your adminCP tab, and copy the endpoint URL, which is provided for you at the bottom of the payment method setup page Copy this into the box provided, and then select "receive all events". Once you have done this, select "Add Endpoint" Once this has been added click to reveal the Signing Secret, and enter this within your payment method, into the box provided. You can now click save on the payment method in your admin CP, and this will be available for use within commerce purchases.
  8. PayPal support on your product can be set up quite easily, for your customers to purchase items within commerce. This can be used either for one-off payments or for billing agreements that allow for recurring payments such as for a monthly subscription. You would set up any payment method, including the PayPal payment method, from the following location in your AdminCP Commerce > Payments > Settings > Payment Methods PayPal Application Before we can set up the PayPal payment method within the AdminCP, we must first create a PayPal REST API App within the paypal developer page. Once on the page, log into the dashboard using the button in the top right. This will be the details for the paypal account you will have people paying in to. If you do not already have a paypal account for this, you would need to create one first of all. Log In If you have used this area before, you may see other items as we see in the screnshot below. Don't worry however if you have not. In either case, you need to click "Create App" to start creating a new REST API Application. Create an Application First os all enter an application name. This is simply a name to identify this in your developer dashboard, so it can be anything you like here. You will also note it asks for a sandbox business account. This can be left as it is on its default setting. Click on "Create App" to create your new application. Application Name Once we have done this, it is important that you select the "Live" tab, as this will have the details you need to enter into your Invision Community AdminCP Ensure you select 'Live' Once on the live page, click on "Show" in order to show the 'Secret' key, which you will need for your Invision Community AdminCP. Show the 'Secret' key Now that your application is created, you need to copy the Client ID, and Secret shown below. These will be used in the next stages to set up within commerce. Copy the Details Required Creating the Payment Method Now that we have the application set up in PayPal, and have the Client ID and Secret, its time to set this up within your AdminCP. Go to the following location and select to create a new payment method Commerce > Payments > Settings > Payment Methods Select the PayPal method, and then click next Create a New PayPal Method You can choose any name you wish for your payment method, including a name for each language pack you have on your system. This is the name that will be shown to the user on the front end, and would usually simply be named PayPal. You can however choose anything you like if needed. Your Client ID and Secret are then added to the locations provided. Enter Your App Details You will note also on this screen you can restrict the payment method to be available only to certain countries, should you wish to do so. The billing agreements section here. You can switch these off entirely, have them as optional, or set them as required. This enables a billing agreement (previously known as recurring payments) to be set up between yourself and the customer, for items such as subscriptions. If a billing agreement is set up, then after the first payment, any renewals would be automatically requested from the customers paypal account. Billing Agreement Selection It is important to note, that if you disable Billing Agreements on this page, you can still use subscriptions if you wish to do so. What would happen in this scenario, is that the invoice would be created, and would be available for your customer to manually go ahead an pay. Failure to pay this after the given period would then result in the invoice expiring. Once you have added all the details needed, simply select "Save" which will then make the method available for use.
  9. There are various other settings for member profiles within the suite, which can be set up by the administrator, to better suite the needs of any particular site. These settings can be found within the following location of the ACP. Members -> Member Settings -> Profiles -> Profile Settings Profile settings From this location, you can switch on/off various items, and set defaults relating to peoples profiles upon registration. Profile Settings Page The following items can be set from this location Photo settings - In this section, you can various options related to profile photos, their defaults, and what you would like to allow the user do do in relation to being able to add them Display Names - This is where you would set what is allowable as a display name on sign up. You can set the length requirements, along with what chars you wish for the users to be able to use. For example, you may wish to restrict to only the latin alphabet, along with numberic balis, hyphens and underscores. For this you would enter 'a-z0-9-_' If you wish to stop people using a specific name or term within their display name, you can restrict this from the ban settings page, discussed in the following guide Signatures - These are a signature that would be placed under your members items of content, when posting in the forum areas. You can choose whether or not to use these on your site. Status Updates - Here you can set whether or not status updates can be used by your members. These are small statuses, that you members can use within their profile. Birthdays - While a date of birth is entered on registration, you can choose whether you wish for people to be able to see them on the users profile or not, by default. Settings so this is visible in profiles, will allow it not only in profiles, but also within the calendar and birthday widgets, if set up. Ignoring - By default the system allows users to ignore other members. This can be ignoring the user altogether, or simply ignoring something like a signature. You can disallow this from the profile settings page here. Note, however, that if you wish to just stop certain members from being ignored, you can do this from the group settings. Display Settings - Group formatting which is set within each group, will be shown only on the group name by default. For example, if you have an 'Administrators' group, which is colored red, then the word 'Administrators' will be colored. If however, you switch to 'Global' then the username itself will be colored, in all areas where the group name is not shown.
  10. Your tickets there have been responded to. Note that only urgent requests would generally be responded to during the weekend period. This should be resolved at some point today for you.
  11. When creating new database template, there will be times where you want to add custom fields in specific locations with them. This guide covers how custom fields are used within your own custom database templates, examples on how to enter these, and a brief explaination of each field display type. The Basics In order to understand how custom fields are used within templates, it is important to understand the items in which will be used within your template code. When creating a custom field with a view to displaying in your own templates, the following items will be of note when you are creating these Display Methods Template Key - This is how you will reference your field within your template. When creating fields, try to stick to a convention of naming which is relevant to what the field contains, and the database if you have more than one. So for example I may have 'bugs_area_text' which would be clear to me in my instance, that it's the bugs database, the field which shows the area where the bug is, and it's a text field. Sticking to some sort of convention may help make your templates easier to read as you are developing them. Listing View Format - This is the format used when referencing the listing view, which will be discussed below. Display View Format - This is the format used when referencing the display view, which will be discussed below. Note also that display is the default view to be used if no other is specified. Display - In addition to the Display View Format, there is also a specifier for where this should be placed. You can reference each of these options specifically in your template code. Template Syntax Any field you have created can be used within your database templates. This can be done using the following code {$record->customFieldDisplayByKey('your_template_key', 'viewtype')|raw} The template key parameter would be whatever you have entered in the 'Template Key' field, in the display tab of your custom field. The view type parameter is what you would use in order to specify what format you are using, which would depend on which of the options from your display tab in your custom field you wish to show. The view types that can be used are as follows listing - This will show the value as per any listing badge preferences as set up on your custom field. This is usually used within a record list. display/display_top/display_bottom - Each of these show the value as per any display value set up in your custom field. Display on its own will just show the format, however you can use display top and bottom to display based on which of these items is selected within that field for the display section. thumbs - returns an array of \IPS\File objects . Returned only with image types, where thumbnail creation is selected. upload- returns an array of \IPS\File objects . Returned only with upload field type. raw - this will show the value as store in the database, unless there are muliple upload (returned as an array of URLs) or they are a Reciprocal field type (returned as an array of record objects) processed - this will show the raw value as specified above, however is also passed through the form helper Adding |raw will mean that the value will not be escaped. For some items which specifically contain URLs this may be desirable. For example returning a thumbnail, or a youtube item. However if using for items such as plain text, please be aware that you are allowing raw unescaped text to be added to the page. An Example For this example, I have created a field named "Sub Title". First of all I have set my field up. For this item I am aiming to add a subtitle to the record, shown below. Template Key I'm happy with one of the preset display options, do have selected the one below Display View I now need to edit my record template, and add in the line where I require it to show up. In this case, just below the title Template Edit Note that the syntax used here includes the |raw at the end. This is because what will be returned will the the HTML from the standard display format I have chosen, and I dont wish for this to be escaped. {$record->customFieldDisplayByKey('sub_title', 'display')|raw} Result
  12. No. In this case its these ones here
  13. There is nothing for you to figure out there. It's a performance improvement which means the letters for profile photos load more quickly.
  14. Invision Community allows the ability for guests to create a response to a content item they wish to engage with, without barriers of first creating an account, by allowing the user to post and then register afterwards. This will be incredibly valuable when you consider how much traffic a forum receives from inbound Google searches. With Post Before Registering, you'll increase your chances of turning that inbound lead into a registered member contributing to your site. Switching on You can switch on posting before registration in the following location within your admin CP. System -> Settings -> Posting -> General Switch on guest posting Posting as a guest When a potential member posts a new content item, or responds to an existing content item, they will be asked nothing more than their email address when posting, as seen below New topic as guest Once they have posted, they are asked to simply complete their registration. They are more likely to do this now they have invested in your community. Asked to register Therefore guests will see the ability to submit content, but then will immediately be prompted to register an account before the content is actually submitted and viewable. This is useful for encouraging guests to register. Guest users will have up to one week to complete their registration before their content will be permanently removed. If the guest user does not complete their registration immediately, they will be sent a reminder email shortly after making the post.
  15. The invision community system sets up emails via the email template system. This gives you the ability to amend the email structures from within your ACP, without the need to edit any core files. The following guide shows how the Email Template system works, and where you would be looking in order to change a particular email. Email Structure The email template structure is made up of 4 parts, in which you would need to be aware of to make changes to your emails. Email Wrapper Template - The email wrapper is the surrounding template for all emails. Each email type will be 'wrapped' by the email wrapper when building up the email, and so is where the basis for the look of your emails would be changed. Note there are some examples of templates which do not use the wrapper. These are specified in the template name, as shown in the example below. The wrapper can be previewed at any time. using the button provided at the top of the template list. Content Templates - All other templates are the body of specific emails, and would be the contents that sit within the email wrapper. For example, you may see an item such as 'Staff Reply', which is the email template for when staff respond to a ticket. This is the template for the content of that email, which would then be pushed into the Email Wrapper. Tags - These are items which are specific to an email type. You will see an available list of these in the side of the editor for each template. For example, the email wrapper has tags for subject, member, content, unsubscribe and more, which can be placed within the template. Language Strings - It is important to note that most text within an email which is not dynamic, will come from a language string. In most cases if you are editing simply the wording of an email, you will find these within the language editor Templates Templates for emails work in a similar manner to that of theme templates. Any tags available will be shown on the left, and can be clicked to add to the email template itself. Additionally, below is a highlighted example of where you would look at a language string to change content. In this case, the language string email_registration_validate is used, so you would visit that language string to change its contents.
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