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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.
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Post Areas brings forum stats to the profile! Post Areas is an exciting new application by @fosters for you to track, measure, analyze, and cyberstalk your activity in the forums - or the activity of anyone else in the community!
Are you curious about where you post the most topics? Are you interested in finding what forums have most of your posts? Are you looking to find forums where your online friends are most active in? The application is designed to allow you to find out the most popular boards in which a user posts. The app lists the number of topics and posts you've made in each board in an easy-to-read table format. The table links to the individual forums for easy access. And all of this is available from a new tab in your Profile.
Buy the app now to start tracking your post areas!
Here are advanced scenarios where Post Areas can help your community:
User Activity - Are you interested in the activities of a popular user, and want to find out when and where he spends most of his time? You can use Post Areas to track where he makes the most topics and posts so you immediately follow. Community Moderation - Did you recently promote a new moderator, but you're not sure if he's effectively spending the right amount of time greeting new members or moderating topics in a special forum? You can use Post Areas to see if the new moderator is spending enough activity in select forums, or if his attention is directed elsewhere. New Boards - Make a new board recently and want to test if your users are attracted to it? Browse the profiles of your most trusted and active users, and measure their individual activity. FEATURES
Here are all the features of Post Areas:
New tab on profile: "Post Areas" List of all forums with links to corresponding forums Number of Topics and Posts Post counts are sorted in descending order Only publicly visible posts are counted POSTSCRIPT
This app is inspired by XenForo's Post Areas, and commissioned by user who generously underwrote the initial release and funding for the app. If you'd like to further support the app or the developer, please visit our website and see how you can request your own custom project. If you enjoyed this app and want to give us a thumbs-up, be sure to write us a 5-star review below so other users can benefit from the app!
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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.
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Are you missing useful stats on your board activity? Statistics by @Fosters adds a new statistics page chock-full of metrics on posters, members, and forum topics so you and your entire community can see the most popular users and topics. Statistics includes built-in integration with the IPS Menu Manager, a Google graph of new posts that you can customize to any date range, and the top posters, members, and viewed topics. Watch your board's activity take-off with Statistics!
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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
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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.
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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.
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This application provides an easy way to present your partners or sponsors.
Partner Page by @Fosters is a new advertising medium for you to display all of your community's partners and sponsors on a single page. It's great for communities who want to thank their vendors and partners; admins who want to link to third-party affiliates for crosslink traffic; business developers who want a new spot for advertising; organizations who want to provide resources to other agencies and non-profits; or anyone else who wants to offer a one-page listing of partners and sponsors.
Features include custom banners, descriptive text, and link to an URL.
40 purchases 135 downloads
Connect your IPS community with Slack, a community chat tool with native apps for desktop, iOS, and Android. Bring the power of Slack notifications to your IPS community by bridging the two softwares together and creating notifications in Slack when important events happen so you're always in the loop. Use the same chat service that IPS developers use in private!
What is Slack?
Slack is a powerful real-time messaging application with advanced features like feature-rich messaging, file sharing, archive search, videos calls, and more. Here are a couple of Slack's greatest features:
Channels -- Organize your team conversations in open channels. Make a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything—everyone has a transparent view of all that’s going on. For sensitive information, create private channels and invite a few team members Direct Messages -- Send messages directly to another person or to a small group of people for more focused conversations.
Calls -- Take a conversation from typing to face-to-face by starting a Slack voice or video call in any Channel or Direct Message. From there, you're one click away from sharing your screen, so everyone can follow along.
Drag-and-drop Files -- Not just your messages, but all your files, images, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets can be dropped right into Slack and shared with anyone you want. Add comments, star for later reference, and it’s all completely searchable. If you use any services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box, just paste the link and that document is immediately in sync and searchable too
Search -- Everything in Slack (messages, notifications, files, and all) s automatically indexed and archived so that you can have it at your fingertips whenever you want. Slack also indexes the content of every file so you can search within PDFs, Word documents, Google docs, and more. With one search box and a set of powerful search operators, you can slice and dice your way to that one message in your communication haystack.
Slack offers free pricing for new or small teams, and paid plans for larger teams.
What does this app do?
This application connects your IPS4 installation with an existing installation of Slack, and will push notifications to Slack. Implemented notifications:
A new member creates an account A content item is reported An unapproved new content is created IPS\Log::log() function will send content to slack if you're in dev mode ( \IPS\IN_DEV ) This app does NOT integrate or sync your members between IPS and Slack.
33 purchases 64 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
Referrals by @Fosters is a simple application which adds a new field on the registration screen for new registrants to input the member who referred them. This is critical to keep track of who referred whom, and allows you to build a network by word-of-mouth. If you offer a closed or private community, this plugin is a MUST to ensure new members are qualified and recommended by existing members. Registered members will see the referral URL on their Account setting page, which they can share with their friends so that they'll be automatically set as referral.
Build a network by referrals, word-of-mouth, and affiliate code with Referrals by @Fosters!
68 purchases 200 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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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(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
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Do you have suggestions on more blocks for any part of your community? Let us know in our Project Tracker!
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