princeton reacted to GTServices for a file, [GT] Members | Group Enhancements
The IPS Groups system is POWERFUL. It’s the best way to reward contributors. But, it’s missing some features.
For starters, allowing members to join certain Groups can provide you with additional data. It will also help members connect with like-minded individuals.
When you provide a mechanism for members to join public groups you empower them. You give them the choice to choose what's best for them. This is one way to retain members and increase engagement.
FEATURES in Members | Group Enhancements (GTMG)
NEW: Option to create “Public Groups”.
This option empowers members to join the group(s) they best fit in. Members can join Public Groups via Registration and Account Settings.
It’s getting harder to get users to share personal information.
I use Public Groups as a way to get information that I can use for business purposes.
For example, if I ask members via Registration or Account Settings which military branch they belong to it will likely be ignored. But, if I create Public Groups for Army, Air Force, Marines, and Navy they are more likely to take action.
NEW: Option to create a DIRECTORY of your favorite Groups.
Directory can be a standalone feature or integrated within the Leaderboard page.
I personally use this to attract influencers. It’s sorted by activity so the more active they are the more eyeballs on them. This increases participation in the group.
NEW: Option to edit the Public Name of each group.
The Public Name of a group is the name displayed on the frontend (to your users).
Let's say you may want to break up your Members group into newcomers and active.
Normally, the community would notice two new groups when doing this but with GTMG they could still see 'Members' (Public Name for each group).
NEW: Option to set a group as Secondary Group Only.
This option restricts a group to your Secondary Groups list. This makes it easy for you and your team to edit the groups a user belongs to.
I have 20+ years experience in managing a forum. I can tell you from experience, adding new groups (and members to groups) can be a daunting task. The best thing to do is to CLEARLY separate your Primary from your Secondary groups.
Use Primary Group as the base when it comes to options and permissions.
Use Secondary Groups to add (options/permissions) to the base.
NEW: Option to Restrict Group Type
This option segments your groups into Primary or Secondary Groups NOT both. A group can be a Primary or a Secondary - it cannot be both.
NEW: Option to display multiple group badges in Profiles and Posts.
Group Badges will be a favorite in your community. The minute you put this up on your site your members will ask you “What are these badges?” and “How can I get one?”
NEW: Option to hotlink badges in Profiles and Posts.
Link could go to a landing page explaining the group (selling its benefits, why it exists, etc) or you could link to the Directory or a Club. The goal is to inform your audience about each group.
For example, we have a badge linked to the store (for premium group), another to our "group badges" page, and another linked to a page for recruiting influencers.
To help you with your Groups Management, we are providing you with the following additional features:
Group Options (Permissions) Matrix - An efficient way to compare static values Sort Groups - Sort groups per personal choice. TIPS
✔️ It’s best to use small Group Badges when displaying multiple badges in posts.
✔️ Members will have questions regarding your Public Groups. The best thing to do is to create an information page and hotlink the badges to the page.
✔️ When you enable Directory, keep ‘Time Limit’ and ‘Page Limit’ low. On large sites, a high setting may cause the page to load slower.
✔️ Use the new groups to your advantage. Use Bulk Email to target specific groups. For example, you can onboard the New Member group.
SIMPLIFIED FEATURE SET
New Group Settings Public Name - Display different Group Name on the frontend. Description - Add a group description to use for Group Directory. Landing Page URL - Allows admin to hotlink Group Badge to a page. eg. directory or custom page Set As Secondary Group - Restricts group as secondary group only. Public Group? - Allow members to join group Show in Directory - Control which groups can be found in Group Directory. Sort Groups Frontend/Backend - Sort groups per personal choice. Compare Group Options Matrix - A quick way to compare static values. Frontend
Members can join 'Public Groups' during Registration Members can edit 'Public Groups' in Account Settings Group Badges (multiple) in Posts Group Badges (multiple) in Profile Group Directory Can use as standalone feature Can integrate with Leaderboard Can choose default index group GETTING STARTED
Install App Edit each Group in Members > Groups Public Name (required) Show in Directory Directory SEO Slug Group Description Group Landing Page URL Set As Secondary Group Only Set As Public Group Now, go to Members > [GT] Groups Settings. IMPORTANT: If you have a custom style some template changes may not work properly. If this happens to you just private message me and I will help.
princeton reacted to HeadStand for a file, Template System
Custom Fields anywhere and everywhere.
The Template System allows you to customize anything in the suite - forums, calendars, gallery categories, blogs, etc - and to create forms for the user to populate when posting new content.
Create custom fields Group custom fields into Sets for individual containers (e.g. forums) Customize the layout of the field values when viewing content Allow multiple Sets per container to give users a choice of which form to populate Mark individual fields as required - preventing users from creating content without populating the additional fields By default, you can add
Custom fields when creating topics Custom fields when creating calendar events Custom fields when posting blog entries Custom fields when uploading images to the gallery Custom fields when submitting downloads files Note that the system will detect other areas of the site (depending on the 3rd-party modifications you have installed) and will allow you to place custom fields in those areas. However, support for those areas is not guaranteed.
Fields can be created for individual areas or shared across multiple areas. (Example: I can create TextFieldA for topics, or I can have TextFieldA available for both topics and blogs.)
Different fields can be used for different items within each area. (Example: TextFieldA is visible for Forum1, but DropdownA is visible in Forum2.)
Fields can be grouped differently for different areas. (Example: Forum1 will have TextFieldA, but Blog1 will have TextFieldA and DropdownA.)
princeton reacted to Adriano Faria for a file, Calendar Enhancements
This resource will add new features to the Calendar, such as:
User will receive a notification about the event he has RSVPed in the event date Countdown to the events start date on Upcoming Events widget Ability to filter events by Venue Manage RSVP Attendees Add or Remove Attendees Change event author Swap Reviews & Comments tabs position in event view Add settings to control: Number of comments per page Number of reviews per page Add a new tab in member profile do display all events RSVPed by the member ------------------------------------------------------------------
Some features listed above already existed in other resources. They will be delisted from marketplace and all existing clients will get a copy of this.
princeton reacted to Adriano Faria for a file, Track Members
Do you need to track the activities of specific members on your forum? Track Members will allow you to track the steps of any member as they interface with your forum and it is highly configurable to include settings for time frame and a multitude of trackable actions (Account Actions, Profile Actions, Messenger Actions, Content Actions). It also provides settings for automatic member tracking for members being warned as well as new members.
- PERMISSIONS TO USE
There are two Moderator permissions to use the application:
Can track members? Can view logs from tracked members? - TRACK ACTIONS:
Account Actions Sign In, Sign Out, Change password, Change email address, Update personal photo and Upload a cover photo Profile Actions Visit a profile, Follow/Unfollow a member, Ignore/Stop ignoring a member, Post a status update and Reply to a status update Messenger Actions Enable/Disable Messenger, Start a new conversation, Reply to a conversation and Left a conversation Content Actions Visit a content item, Create new content item, Reply/comment on a content item, Review a content item, Respond to a review on a content item, React/Unreact to content items, replies/comments and reviews and Follow/Unfollow content items/categories Clubs Create a club, Edit club settings, Feature/Unfeature a club, Invite members to a club and Request to join/join/leave a club. Search Use the search system. You will be able to know what your members are searching/looking for and thus make decisions regarding your content.
You can choose which setting will be enabled by default in Settings. Disabled settings will not appear to the moderator in the track popup.
Logs will be available on:
Admin CP module App index A tab in user profile Only moderators with proper permisison will be able to view the logs
- TRACK/CHANGE TRACKING SETTTINGS/STOP TRACKING
You can can track/stop tracking members from:
app index member profile member mini profile (hover link) ACP member profile
Member History: it will be logged the moderator who started and stopped tracking the member Moderator Log: it will be logged the member who is being tracked and also when stopped being tracking
Track all members from specific group for a defined number of days Stop Tracking All Members Prune Logs Prune Orphaned Logs (logs from members currently not being tracked)
Several settings, such as:
Groups to be tracked Flood time control Number of log entries on App index and in ACP module Trackable actions Integration to Warn System: you can track a warned member for a specific number of days New Members: you can track new members for a specific number of days Prune trackings logs management More...
princeton reacted to Adriano Faria for a file, Delete My Account
This application will allow users from specific user groups to request to delete their account. All requests will be reviewed by Staff (admins), directly on ModeratorCP -> Delete Account Requests, to approve or deny the request. The whole user content (topics, posts, attachments, polls, etc.) will be preserved; only the account will be deleted.
Admins can choose which user groups can request delete account and how many posts a user must have to do it Users can request to delete their accouts directly on Account Settings The Staff will review each request to approve it or deny it on ModeratorCP -> Delete Account Requests A Notification will be sent to Staff when there's a new deletion request Each action of Staff (approve or deny a request) is logged on Moderator Logs
princeton reacted to Adriano Faria for a file, Show All IP Addresses
This application will allow admins to view all IP addresses used by a member on a new tab in his profile and ban those IPs on the same screen, from the forum side. This list will be visible only for those with CAN USE IP TOOLS? mod permission enabled. A link to IP Addresses list will appear on profile personal card.
Allow profile owner to view the list: only moderators with permission 'Can use IP tools?' enabled can view the IP Addresses list. If you enable this, the profile owner will also be able to view the IP Addresses list but he won't see the links to BAN the IP and to USAGES of the IP.
princeton reacted to Adriano Faria for a file, Linked Accounts - Post As
Linked Accounts allows your members to link one or more accounts then quickly switch between them. You have a full range of options about which usergroups can use the Linked Accounts system and which usergroups cannot be linked to. The POST AS feature allows the user with linked accounts to create/reply to a topic using a Linked Account. Each action is logged so you can keep a track of what linked account users do.
The Linked Accounts system could be useful for fan fiction forums, roleplaying forums, or just those of you with multiple accounts (e.g, John Doe, Administrator, Forum News).
Linked Accounts is integrated to Login system of IPS4, so to control the number of failed logins, Reset failed login count (minutes) on ACP -> Login Handlers -> Login Settings. This version contains an upgrader, so you can keep on using accounts created on this app for IP.Board 3.4.
princeton reacted to Adriano Faria for a file, Staff Applications System
Are you looking for staff? Developers? Designers? Or anything else? This application will help admins/moderators to find people to help in their boards.
Here's a quick rundown of some of the features for this resource:
Ability to create caregories/subcategories Extra Fields In Position form In Application form Ability to create open positions in draft mode and choose a date to automatically publish it Module to add Positions on ACP (moderator, webdesigner, developer, etc) Ability to inform how many places the position has. Example: you can create an application record to "hire" 3 moderators. Ability to move the "winner" member to a group chosen group (you inform the group when you're adding the application record) Ability to restrict the application by: Content count, Reputation points/likes, Number of days as member, Minimum age and groups Ability to create a topic at every new application submission. Module on ModeratorCP to view all pending records from all applications Compatible with most important features from IPS 4.2 (Recommended Comments, Content Message, Reactions, Member History, Richer Embeds, etc.) Integrated to the framework: Tag system, Follow System, Report system, Search system, Share Links, etc. Moderator actions on applications and comments/reviews Moderator permission to approve/reject applications Ability to create RSS feeds from member applications Etc. Permission: NO ONE except staff (with proper permisison) will be able to view/read or know who are the applicants. All that regular members will know is the number of users who applied to it.
princeton reacted to ehren. for a file, Dashboard // ipsfocus.com
Dashboard by ipsfocus
Dashboard is a feature-rich IPS theme and includes a nice blur effect behind the vertical navigation panel, a background changer and 'transparent' strips which allow the background image to alter specific internal areas of the theme.
Easily enable, disable or modify theme features such as background images, logos, social media links, guest messages and colors. This makes modifications and upgrades very simple since little code changes are required.
All navigation links and member/guest links are placed inside a vertical panel along the left side of the theme.
The navigation column and category headers display a blurred version of your background image - all done via css! For browsers which don't support the blur code, your regular background image will be used.
Background picker (if enabled)
Your members can choose their own background image (or color) from a predefined selection and their choice is saved via cookies. This feature can be configured or disabled within the theme settings.
Restrict the background picker to certain groups such as registered members or VIP's. Or remove the picker entirely from mobiles to save bandwidth on the go. All within the settings!
Display a message across the top of your site with important announcements. Once your members have seen the message, they can press the Dismiss button to remove it (until you configure a new one).
A customizable message can be shown to guests, prompting them to either register or login to your forum. Two designs, "billboard" and "alert" (shown) are available.
Social links can be enabled/disabled and customized to your own URL, allowing you to easily link to your social network pages (facebook, twitter, etc)
HTML logo with slogan
Easily add/edit your text logo and slogan from within the theme settings. If required, the text can be replaced by an image instead.
A mega footer with configurable column numbers and content can be enabled and customized all within the theme settings.
Demo // Detailed list of features