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Funnel your readers and visitors to your website by controlling your email content with this simple plugin that truncates content. Drive more visitors to your website, which leads to more views, and ultimately more advertising dollars by creating a marketing funnel that entices users with interesting content and directs them to your website to read more. This plugin affects emails like the daily digest, Contact Us emails, PM notifications and more.
Are you tired of users replying to PM notifications by email, which are sent to you (the admin)? Want to drive traffic to your web platform to capture more views? Buy Limited Email Content by @Fosters to limit your email content and proactively encourage users to visit your website.
This plugin should NOT affect your bulk newsletter.
Limit content length Remove quotes
47 purchases 164 downloads
Are you looking for a way to generate and use custom language strings? Custom Language Strings by @Fosters adds a new dimension of custom words, terms, phrases, and sentences to your language pack! You can use these custom language strings in templates, emails, themes, and blocks!
Open up new worlds of language and describe your community in ways you were never able to before.
29 purchases 96 downloads
This plugin allows you to set a specific Pages Page as landing page for guests.
Once this plugin is installed and once you've set the alternative landing page, guests will be redirected to this page. Once they log in, they'll see the real default page which is defined in Pages.
1. This plugin requires Pages app to be installed.
2. This plugin requires that Pages app is set as the default application.
14 purchases 16 downloads
This application allows your club owners to send a PM to all club members
26 purchases 61 downloads
This application allows you and your club owners to create own pages within a club.
You can create a custom landing page for your club, and separate pages for rules, terms, advertisement, whatever you want and need 🙂
22 purchases 35 downloads
Connect and manage your community's Clubs with their own affiliates, referrers, sponsors, and partners with Club Sponsors by @Fosters! This app allows Club Owners to add sponsors to each club on a Sponsors Page. The Sponsors Page lists, describes, and links to the sponsor.
Are you looking to create local clubs that connect with local businesses? Are you looking to create special interest clubs to be sponsored by industry organizations? Are you looking to create fan groups linked to other fan communities? Create a simple and beautiful Sponsors Page in each of your clubs, managed entirely by the Club Owner.
15 purchases 73 downloads
Contact Us adds several enhancements to the standard IPS contact page:
Add the Contact page into the Menu Control permissions on who views Contact page Hide the footerlink Multiple options on what to do with the Contact submission Do you want users to send email to the default community address, or do you want to send to another email address? Do you want to link to a URL or create an automatic support request? Or do you want to create a forum topic? All of these options are offered in Contact Us by @Fosters, while giving you additional abilities to decide where and to whom you want to show the Contact page.
Take your Contact Us page to the next level with these simple but customizable options!
28 purchases 89 downloads
This file allows your members to define the author while posting any content. With this application your authors and moderators can then create content alias another account without switching the accounts.
This should work with ANY application utilising the IPS Framework and using \IPS\Content\Item .
1 purchase 3 downloads
This plugin allows you to define the default language for your guests. This setting will override the auto detect feature from IPS4. After the installation you'll be able to set the new default guest language on the plugin's settings page.
42 purchases 161 downloads
This plugin allows you to disable paid files in downloads app categories.
To disable paid files in a specific category, edit the plugin settings and set the categories where paid files shouldn't be supported.
You should use this only with empty categories, it won't work in existing categories with paid and free files.
2 purchases 7 downloads
Invision Community 4.2 includes beautiful new Richer Embeds for links to internal content, which automatically expands to a large and beautiful preview of the content. However, one problem with the Richer Embeds is the constant display of the topic's first image, even when the topic contains more posts and attachments. Embed Enhancements by @Fosters gives more control to you over what images will appear in IPS Rich Embeds and it allows you to also set the og-image tag.
Per-Forum setting to show first image or last image Add a custom embed image in each topic Moderator permissions Adds the missing og-image tag to topics (and to any other content using this app when an image is selected) If you change settings, please run the ACP Support Tool to clear the cache.
More features to be coming!
9 purchases 27 downloads
Create a powerful Downloads Menu in seconds by installing the Extended Downloads Menu by @Fosters! This application will auto-list all categories in your Downloads navigation tab, and include a button to go to the Downloads application. The menu will create menus and nested sub-menus depending upon the level of your categories.
There are no settings. This file is plug-and-play.
15 purchases 52 downloads
Create a powerful Forum Menu in seconds by installing the Extended Forum Menu by @Fosters! This application will auto-list all categories in your Forums navigation tab, and include a button to go to the Forums application. The menu will create menus and nested sub-menus depending upon the level of your categories.
44 purchases 124 downloads
Forum Sidebar by @Fosters allows you to customize the sidebar blocks on the forum and topic pages per forum. This means that you can show one block in Forum A and another block in Forum B. You can strategize your board's different sidebars by pinpointing relevant content, optimizing your monetization schemes, and showing related information when and where it makes sense.
Separate out your discussion boards and finetune your sidebar blocks per forum!
!! REQUIREMENT !!
This file requires Pages and Forum application.
Before adding blocks to the forum, blocks must be previously created in Pages app.
Install the application in ACP > System > Applications Go to ACP > Community > Forums > Edit the forum > Click on "Blocks" tab. Add / reorder the blocks you want in Forum sidebar or Topic sidebar.
53 purchases 175 downloads
(This file was previously known as "Additional Widgets and Dashboard Blocks")
Add amazing widgets to your IPS community with Fosters Blocks! Enhance the existing IPS widgets and blocks in your sidebars and hot zones with new blocks that cover system logs, social media, commerce, and forum. Special attention is given to IP.Commerce, for admins who care about monetizing their communities.
ACP Dashboard Blocks -- New blocks for your ACP Dashboard to help you manage your logs and applications.
System Log Admin Log Moderator Log Not installed Applications General Widgets -- Widgets for general use.
WYSIWYG Editor Block Share Page IP.Commerce Widgets -- Widgets for the store that you can use to attract more purchases.
Random Products Best Selling Products Purchased Products Featured Products IP.Board Widgets -- Widgets for your forum
Top Reputation Posts
Do you have suggestions on more blocks for any part of your community? Let us know in our Project Tracker!
52 purchases 153 downloads
GDPR Compliance by @Fosters provides a suite of tools to help manage the collection and processing of personal information. This can help communities take stronger action than normal Invision Community protocol to ensure higher safeguards of user data.
Remove all IP addresses which aren't automatically removed by the default IPS prune IP address task. What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). The GDPR sets out the principles for data management and the rights of the individual. GDPR covers all organizations that deal with data of EU citizens, so it is a critical regulation for online communities and forums with EU citizens. GDPR came into effect on May 25, 2018.
The legal information and tools provided in the file is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Fosters does not warrant that:
the legal information and tools provided in the file will be constantly available, or available at all; or the legal information and tools provided in the file is complete, true, accurate, up-to-date, or non-misleading. You must not rely on the information by this file as an alternative to legal advice from your attorney or other professional legal services provider. If you have any specific questions about any legal matter you should consult your attorney or other professional legal services provider.
13 purchases 40 downloads
Inactive Members and Real Last Activity is a suite of tools and enhancements for your IPS Community, designed to help you measure real last activity, notify users based upon real last activity, and ultimately manage inactive members.
Are you looking to re-engage old or inactive members? Are you looking to automatically clean out inactive members? Are you looking to overcome the hidden activity of anonymous users? Inactive Members and Real Last Activity by @Fosters adds three powerful tools into your admin toolkit to help you intelligently manage the activity of your members.
Inactive Members adds new rule-making capabilities to your Members tab in the ACP which empower you to engage inactive members and attract them back; manage inactive members by automatically moving them to another membergroup or permanently deleting them; and automate the entire setup in a seamless and constant back-end process.
Choose the number of inactive days. Select the action. Save.
Other features on Inactive Members include:
Write multiple rules such as 30 days, 60 days, and 180 days based on your own community activity and needs Exclude certain membergroups so they stay protected from changes Draft custom email messages using the powerful IPS tag system to customize it to the recipient Real Last Activity
Real Last Activity adds a new measurement metric to every user profile on the user's actual recorded activity. This can be used to overcome the activities of users who mark themselves as anonymous and participate in the forums without showing their activity.
Bulk Mail Filter
A new filter is added to the IPS Bulk Mail feature. This can be used to sharpen your Bulk Mail targeting to include or exclude anonymous users based upon their real last activity on your community. For users who want to stay anonymous but who actively visit and participate on your website, you can now target them better with your community newsletters and mailings.
106 purchases 384 downloads
Linkfavicon adds a fun new way to show off links anywhere in your community. It seamlessly blends favicon art into your text and makes websites immediately recognizable. This lightweight app automatically adds favicons to all areas of your site, including:
Forum posts Comments and Reviews Status updates And all other content from official IPS apps and also 3rd party apps Get LinkFavicon by @Fosters and bring linking to a whole new level!
What are Favicons?
Favicons are small square images used by web browsers to show a graphical representation of the site being visited and show on many places: browser toolbars, bookmarks, tabs, address bars, and desktop shortcuts. They provide immediate identification of their represented sites, and play a critical role in site branding and product recognition. You have probably seen many favicons before, even if you don’t know what they are.
Will this affect my site's performance?
This app relies upon a fetch to Google's Shared Stuff (S2) service, so your server is not affected by the favicon pull. Images are in PNG format (not ICO) and will render correctly in all browsers using the proper <img> tags. Finally, this all happens asynchronously, so there is no delay to the page.
27 purchases 115 downloads
This plugin allows you to automatically lock all records created in a specific database.
You can define the database inside the plugin settings.
2 purchases 4 downloads
Member Lists Pro by @Fosters gives you the ability to create an unlimited number of ways to customize, craft, and populate your member lists. Create staff lists, create clan lists, create special lists, create multiple lists, create as many custom member lists as you want! Break beyond the standard IPS member list with a customized set of tools and designs to connect your members with a more meaningful set of userdata. Member Lists Pro is perfect for gaming and clan communities; dating and social communities; regional and geographic communities; and any community that demands a more specialized set of memberlists.
This application enables you to curate new memberlists based on multiple criteria like primary group, secondary group, validating status, avatar, and content count. You also control how the list is displayed, with powerful design options to show group icon, join date, reputation, birthday, content count, ranks, and options to View Content and Send PM.
112 purchases 354 downloads
This application allows you do add a custom description above the create topic form.
This is great for additional submission rules or just general information...
You can define a custom message for each forum and this application uses the IPS Language System, so if you have more then one language, you'll get a separate editor for each language.
7 purchases 11 downloads
Add sticky notes and messages everywhere on your community with Notices by @Fosters! Use the default IPS editor to create beautiful and powerful notices with links, quotes, embeds, and styling. And with powerful options in the application to style, locate, hide, and filter your notices, you can create a powerful messaging system that's tailored for your community.
Greet new members by giving them a friendly "Welcome" notice. Create a tour by only showing target-specific notices in certain applications. Engage inactive members filtering for certain posting dates or ranges. Encourage superfans by hyper-targeting them by reputation. Get repeat business by integrating with Commerce purchases. and more ... ! Create unlimited notices and post them anywhere in your community!
Color Style - blue, red, orange, and green Dismissable or Permanent Location - six default locations Floating - allow fixed position to float on viewport Device - show or hide on device size Application - show or hide in certain applications Date - show on specific dates Filters - multiple criteria including group, posting date, leaderboard, reputation, commerce, and gallery (Uses IPS4 Member Filter System)
63 purchases 244 downloads
Use one of the best new features of IPS 4.2 and turn "Our Picks" page into a beautiful new homepage. Stop relying on third-party mods, article templates, and blocks for your homepage. Curate your community's content using the new 'social promotion' tool of IPS, automatically queue up the best content from around your community, and push them to the gorgeous new masonry style layout for a never-ending feed of the most interesting content from your website.
Instantly get a beautiful new homepage using "Our Picks."
HOW TO INSTALL
Install the app in System > Applications. You must click on "Set as Default" to override your other settings.
36 purchases 140 downloads
Are you tired of creating, managing, and changing multiple membergroups just so users can write a new article?
Page Authors by @Fosters allows individual users to write new records in IP.Page Database Categories. Users can be assigned to categories, so they Add and Edit their own articles. This app overrides their normal group's permission, which may not have permission.
This is great if you need Users to contribute to:
News stories Knowledge wikis Resource directories Personal blogs created in IP.Pages All without having to move or reassign users to different membergroups or mess with membergroup permissions! Just add the user and go.
!! REQUIREMENT !!
This application requires IP.Pages.
Once you install the app, a new tab will appear on the "Edit Category" Page where you can manage the database's authors.
11 purchases 31 downloads
Pages Sidebar by @Fosters allows you to customize the sidebar blocks on the IP.Pages categories and record pages per category. This means that you can show one block in Category A and another block in Category B. You can strategize your community's different Pages sidebars by pinpointing relevant content, optimizing your monetization schemes, and showing related information when and where it makes sense.
Separate out your IP.Pages articles, news records, and entries by fine tuning your sidebar blocks per category!
## REQUIREMENT ##
This file requires Pages application.
Before adding blocks, blocks must be previously created in Pages app.
Install the application in ACP > System > Applications Go to ACP > Pages Edit the category > Click on "Blocks" tab. Add / reorder the blocks you want in Category sidebar or Record sidebar.
19 purchases 70 downloads