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Fight back against spam with this simple application, which adds dedicated controls to spam prevention. There are several new settings to control content moderation, allowing you to take greater control over your board's content and ward off spam.
Keep your contact us form spam free
Moderate Chinese and Cyrillic content Ban member who posted Chinese or Cyrillic content Moderate content with external links When used in conjunction with IPS Spam Prevention, this can provide greater coverage of anti-spam.
!! ATTENTION !!
The anti-spam check will work only for membergroups where "Can bypass word and link filters?" is not enabled.
39 purchases 124 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
404 Management by @Fosters saves your visitors from dead links. The application manages 404 Page Not Found errors by allowing you to direct users to other URLs , error pages that boost usability, improve user experience, and even raise a smile.
The app manages 404 errors in two ways:
All 404 Page Not Found errors will be recorded in a log You can redirect to a new target (eg. custom 404 error page) What are 404 Pages?
A 404 page is also known as an “error page” or “Page Not Found” page. This page indicates that the user reached the domain they requested, but the URL path provided no information. 404 pages cover any broken or dead links on your site.
Your 404 page catches visitors who click on that broken link so they won’t get bounced off your site or rerouted to a broken page. Instead, they’ll get a simple error message that says “Page Not Found,” and they can go back and start over. While it's better to usually fix the broken link, it's important to always have a 404 page in place as a backup.
49 purchases 133 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
Discord is a free voice and text chat for gamers, and it's now integrated with Invision Community with the Discord Login Handler by @Fosters! This login handler connects your Invision Community with the Discord app, and allows your members to login using their Discord account.
This app is currently under development with more features to come later. "Follow" to not miss out on future releases.
Allows registration/login on your IPS 4.3 community through Discord OAuth2 INSTALL VIDEO
Thank you to @Josiah Wallingford for posting an install video. Full installation instructions are included in the README.
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.
12 purchases 34 downloads
This application shows the most important data and all contributors/posters from the currently viewed topic right in the header above the first post. The Topic Summary shows:
Created Date Top Posters Last Reply Last Reply Time Number of Replies Number of Views
19 purchases 53 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
Adds a new Button to the Share Bar for WhatsApp
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Feed2DB by @Fosters allows you to import an RSS feed to an IP.Pages database. Map specific fields from RSS news feeds to custom fields of an IP.Pages database, and create your own news aggregator on your website for current news, industry updates, and watchlists.
Add new RSS feeds Add private RSS feeds that require login information Link to "Show more" Options to Pin, Lock, Hide, and Feature the record 1-to-1 mapping to Database custom fields !! REQUIREMENT !!
This application requires IP.Pages.
31 purchases 96 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
This application allows your club owners to send a PM to all club members
25 purchases 59 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
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
Delete Old Content is an application to hide or delete your old topics, based upon a variety of advanced criteria. Create unlimited rules to manage old posts and topics, and choose multiple criteria:
Hide or Delete Ignore Pinned (which will keep pinned posts as active) Ignore Featured (which will keep featured posts as active) Choose categories and boards Choose X number of days without new content
23 purchases 74 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 123 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 174 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
Easily show how many users are viewing each theme from ACP > Customization > Themes and see what themes are most popular.
This is a simple plug-and-play plugin with no settings.
Post new topics at the top of your forums with Quick Topics by @Fosters! A simple and amazing application, encourage your visitors and members to jump into your discussion boards by motivating them to directly post new topics from the topic page. Ask questions like "What do you need help with?" and empower users to start new topics right away.
With per-forum settings, write your own customized titles for Quick Topics to encourage users to post. This is perfect for:
Introduction boards: Get new visitors and members to open up and start posting right away by asking, "Join our friendly and welcoming community by telling us about yourself!" Peer-to-peer support: Build powerful product knowledge hubs to get users advising each other by asking, "Ask your question and get answers from our amazing community" Product brands: Increase brand loyalty and percolate product ideation by funneling your customers to specific product categories, "We appreciate your feedback on XYZ product." Or anything else! Come up with your own clever titles to entice and engage your members Benefits:
Post faster: Increase submission clickthroughs by letting users post immediately from the forum page, instead of clicking to a new topic. Engage deeper: Write customized titles that are unique to each board, which foster appropriate and relevant discussion. Clean more: Moderate less by directing users to the appropriate boards with Quick Topic titles that ask specific questions. Be better: Get this app before XenForo2 rolls it out and be on the cutting edge of discussion communities.
16 purchases 42 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)
62 purchases 238 downloads
Allow users to add new venues to the front-end of your community with Venue Frontend Manager by @Fosters, so users can define new venue locations for your events, gatherings, and parties. Users click on the +Create button, where they will find Venues added to the list.
If you run a large number of calendar events in physical locations, it can be hard to define everything by the admin in the ACP. With Venue Frontend Manager, you can allow certain membergroups to create new venues that everyone can use for the calendar events.
11 purchases 50 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 113 downloads
Profile Privacy by @Fosters allows your users to protect their profiles.
Users can edit their profile by choosing 3 privacy levels:
All Users Registered Users Administrators Coding Commitment
We follow IPS 4.3 coding standards, which means that this app works well for both Community in the Cloud and Self-Hosted clients. It also doesn't add any new columns to the core tables, ensuring superior performance for Enterprise Communities and Big Boards.
48 purchases 94 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.
111 purchases 352 downloads